OUR DOG PARKS ARE 100% SAFE, SECURE AND FULL OF FUN ACTIVTIES
Are you feeling ready to give up on ever having a relaxed walk? Fed up of looking over your shoulder, scouring the horizon for dogs or other distractions? Do you have a dog who is reactive to other dogs, one that runs away from you on walks? Or a dog that just seems under-challenged, under-stimulated, a dog that would love to have more fun? This is exactly why we created our secure, safe and stimulating dog parks.
Our secure dog parks are set across four acres of countryside and comprise of two enclosed fields. Our purpose-built fields are available for you and your dog to hire on an individual basis all year round, seven days a week. Opening times may vary depending on the season.
Our secure parks are ideal for dogs that cannot be let off the lead in public places – perhaps they don’t enjoy meeting other dogs, or for those that lack recall. For dogs that feel anxious or nervous around other dogs, reactive dogs or simply just for dogs that need to work on training in an enclosed, safe environment. To put it simply, our Dog Adventure Park is perfect for anyone who enjoys watching their dog be happy, fulfilled and free. Some of the other reasons to visit The Cwtch are:
You have exclusive use of the park during your booking
Our coded gate entry system and carefully planned time slots mean that you won’t be disturbed
Our parks are surrounded by 6 foot fencing, with a further foot dug into the ground for extra safety
Muddy or wet dog? Feel free to use our doggy bath to wash your mucky pup off (Please bring your own towels to dry them after and ensure you leave enough time to wash them down before the next user of the park arrives)
We empty, clean and refill both water bowls after each user, so fresh and clean water is always available
There is a member of staff on site at all times
The Adventure park has two shelters for those drizzly wet days, meaning you can stay nice and dry while your pup enjoys the unpredictable Welsh weather
Join our Cwtch Club loyalty scheme! Grab yourself a loyalty card and collect a stamp each time you use the park. Collect 8 stamps and get your 9th visit FREE!
Bring your dog's favourite toy, play scent games and discover the adventure and sensory obstacles, or, simply just relax in our picnic area or in-field pergola, while your dog sniffs and explores the fascinating environment rich with scent. Your dog was born to be free, and at The Cwtch you can give them what they need whilst you can enjoy a brand new, relaxing, stress-free walk with your best friend.
DOG ADVENTURE PARK
Our adventure park has over 10 different types of adventure play equipment & obstacles which means that your dog has plenty of challenges to stimulate and excite them. These include tunnels, ramps, log frames to climb, wooden houses and platforms, and climbing logs. Inside the park is a covered shelter and seating area where you can sit and relax whilst your dog runs, plays and explores.
Our adventure play equipment introduces dogs to the world of jumping, climbing, balancing, crawling under and going around different obstacles. Our dog park helps with confidence and overcoming fears. It is a low-impact but challenging activity and can be varied according to age and fitness levels.
DOG SENSORY PARK
Combining elements of both adventure and sensory experiences, our Dog Sensory Park is the first in South Wales. The park provides new and exciting activities to keep your dog fit, healthy and happy. Obstacles in the park have been adapted for dog adventure play, whilst our sensory experience builds confidence in nervous dogs and calms down hyperactive dogs, creating better focus and control.
Incorporating mental enrichment into your dog's life will increase their happiness and well-being. It allows them to engage in natural behaviours and gives them a feeling of accomplishment. In addition, it reduces boredom, anxiety and frustration, whilst improving your dogs' development, habits and behaviours. Our Sensory Park has a range of dog-friendly plants, shrubs and trees, which reduce stress and anxiety, encouraging dogs to become more relaxed in their surroundings. Our Sensory park also offers a shaded seating area, as well as a fresh water stream for dogs to cool off after using the park.
Unlike humans who see in full colour, a dog is only able to see the world around them in shades of blue, yellow, and grey. The features of our Sensory Park have all been designed to ignite your dogs senses at every opportunity, making it a vibrant and colourful experience for them.
A dogs' sense of hearing is far more acute than that of a human. Not only do they hear much louder and more clearly than we do, they are able to discern subtle differences in sound that humans could never hear. Within our Sensory Park there are various wind chimes and sounds that only your dog may be able to detect.
Dogs do not have many sweat glands but some of the few they do have are found in their paws. These glands give off scents, hence why many dogs enjoy digging and scratching. Our park contains numerous digging pits containing textures such as sand, bark, hay and pebbles. These can be great for games such as 'Find it' and can also provide a solution for dogs that enjoy digging at home or in your garden.
PUZZLES AND GAMES
Within our Sensory park, you will find a variety of toys and games for you and your dog to enjoy together. Enjoy bonding, teaching and playing with your dog whilst they work their intellectual muscles. Some of the best ways to keep your pets mind engaged, entertained and alert is through puzzles and games. Our Sensory Park offers a tug ball wall, ball pipe slides, a dog trampoline, tunnels, hoops and a long grass meadow area perfect for sniffing and retrieval games.
It has been estimated that a dog's sense of smell is 100,000 times more powerful than a human. Although a human brain is ten times larger, the part that controls smell is 40 million times larger in dogs. Dogs can move their nostrils to know what direction a smell is coming from. Dogs often get attracted to different plants for self medicating reasons. Below are some of the plants you may find within our Sensory Park and the benefits they can offer.
LAVENDER: Helps to reduce anxiety and other nervous conditions
MARIGOLDS: Dogs experiencing grief or emotional distress will often sniff out this plant
MINT: Good for cooling properties and will often be selected by dogs who suffer from skin conditions
THYME: Chosen by animals with bacterial infections, skin irritations and diarrhoea
VALERIAN: Often selected by anxious dogs for its calming effect
VIOLETS: Nervous dogs or those that have recently changed home may enjoy sniffing this plant
VERVAIN: Valuable for treating and nourishing nervous system disorders such as depression
CATNIP: This has relaxation properties and stimulates playfulness in dogs
HOPS: A calming plant often selected by hyperactive and stressed dogs
PLEASE NOTE: Plants in the Sensory Park may vary according to the season and time of year.