Goodbye muddy paws.

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  1. Morwenstow

    Morwenstow Registered Users

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    I cannot believe what I have just read in my Telegraph! "Hundreds of dog-owners in Britain's wettest city have taken advantage of the country's first indoor dog-walking park. The 20,000 sq ft Action Petz in Cardiff, Wales is covered in artificial grass and has trees and amusements for dogs. A walk costs £4.50. The world is going bonkers!!!!!!

    Roger
     
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    [quote author=Morwenstow link=topic=8943.msg127343#msg127343 date=1417260296]
    I cannot believe what I have just read in my Telegraph! "Hundreds of dog-owners in Britain's wettest city have taken advantage of the country's first indoor dog-walking park. The 20,000 sq ft Action Petz in Cardiff, Wales is covered in artificial grass and has trees and amusements for dogs. A walk costs £4.50. The world is going bonkers!!!!!!

    Roger
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    FOUR POUNDS FIFTY?! For a WALK?!?!? INSIDE?!

    *shakes head and walks away in a daze*
     
  3. Hollysdad

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    Re: Goodbye muddy paws.

    I've just had a look at their website and it looks rather fun. They have see-saws, weave poles, tunnels etc. Its no substitute for a walk but it might be good for socialising and some gentle agility.
     
  4. Steph

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    Re: Goodbye muddy paws.

    Part madness, part iwannagoplay!
     
  5. bbrown

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    It's like soft play for kids ;D

    I think our members in Dubai and Canada could do with some of this for their extreme weather!!
     
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    [quote author=Steph link=topic=8943.msg127354#msg127354 date=1417270120]
    Part madness, part iwannagoplay!
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    Surely it would be bedlam.
    Inside soft play for kids is a torture I am not sorry WE have grown out of.
     
  7. bbrown

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    [quote author=drjs@5 link=topic=8943.msg127358#msg127358 date=1417270951]
    [quote author=Steph link=topic=8943.msg127354#msg127354 date=1417270120]
    Part madness, part iwannagoplay!
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    Surely it would be bedlam.
    Inside soft play for kids is a torture I am not sorry WE have grown out of.
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    One of our friends suggested soft play today. The sun is shining so not on your life was my response ;D
     
  8. Boogie

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    Re: Goodbye muddy paws.

    My brother is looking for a business opportunity - I will tell him about this!!

    :)
     
  9. Stacia

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    Re: Goodbye muddy paws.

    I would never choose to walk indoors, the rainier the better! However, for dogs who are not taken out because of rain and mud, this would be great for them, also quite a social occasion for the owners and who knows, a better life all round for the dogs ;D
     
  10. David

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    Not for me but a brilliant business idea. Why do I never think of these things? ;D
     
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    Re: Goodbye muddy paws.

    [quote author=bbrown link=topic=8943.msg127355#msg127355 date=1417270546]
    It's like soft play for kids ;D

    I think our members in Dubai and Canada could do with some of this for their extreme weather!!
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    Totally!itmwould really work here...the daycares are just rooms that the dogs run around in...some activities to engage them more would be brilliant.....I do see how folks would think it a bit mad though when you have the freedom and choice of lovely walks x
     
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    [quote author=David link=topic=8943.msg127372#msg127372 date=1417277306]
    Not for me but a brilliant business idea. Why do I never think of these things? ;D
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    Those words came out of my mouth today David too! £30 entry to run the 5 km Colour Run ( great fun) 12,500 people entered......there was powder paint , a Dj,a bouncy castle and some big bouncy balls ....
    Cha cha Ching £££££££££££ for someone! Pink hair still for me!
     
  13. David

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    Re: Goodbye muddy paws.

    Wow! Just off to talk to the bank on Monday then. ;D
     
  14. Dexter

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    [quote author=David link=topic=8943.msg127378#msg127378 date=1417281763]
    Wow! Just off to talk to the bank on Monday then. ;D
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    Er,do you need a partner?
     
  15. bbrown

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    I'd like a career change, can I join in? :D
     
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    Re: Goodbye muddy paws.

    Looks quite fun with all that agility equipment, but I think it could be mayhem!
     
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    Umm....I'm up for a career change :-\
    How much?
    £26.36 (and some dog biscuit crumbs) in my purse.
     
  18. Morwenstow

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    Re: Goodbye muddy paws.

    Can you visualise using a poopy scoop on plastic grass?

    Roger
     
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    Re: Goodbye muddy paws.

    [quote author=Morwenstow link=topic=8943.msg127400#msg127400 date=1417291976]
    Can you visualise using a poopy scoop on plastic grass?

    Roger
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    LOL! I'm fighting a constant losing battle with my lawn because of poor drainage, doggy divots and wee wee. I looked into having it done over with the modern alternative to astro-turf but ruled it out for exactly the reason you mention! Especially if it's not a "solid" one!
     
  20. Lisa

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    Re: Goodbye muddy paws.

    I would totally go to an indoor dog park if I had the chance...last winter there was a span of literally weeks when I was taking Simba for walks and we never saw one other person or dog. Not sure I would pay quite so much, though...
     

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