ABOUT OUR DAYCARE
HIGHEST RATED LICENSED DOGGY DAYCARE BY EPPING FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL
WHERE IT ALL STARTED
In 2014 Laurence the dog entered Eddie’s life. Having previously volunteered in dog shelters and growing up around animals, Eddie knew the joy that a pooch could bring into a family home. But it was soon apparent that his busy London lifestyle was not suited for or compatible with caring for his puppy.
In a desperate bid, Eddie tried dog walkers to try and tire Laurence and evening puppy classes for socialisation, but Eddie felt Laurence was not getting the attention or the exercise that he so desperately craved.
That’s when Eddie sussed it, his daughter was off to nursery, so why wasn’t there a similar service available for dogs?
WHERE WE ARE NOW
Eddie’s has come a long way since the very first dog in 2014! The day care centre is one of the most popular daycares in London & Essex and the Highest Rated Doggy Daycare by Epping Forest District Council.
The doggy nursery boasts fully secure fields, heated indoor log cabins complete with dog beds for tired pups, agility courses for the extra intuitive pooches, gazebos for the dogs to laze in the shade, paddling pools for the extra hot days and of course plenty of toys!
Eddie’s Doggy Daycare offers a pick up and drop off service, so you don’t have to worry about a thing during your busy mornings. Your dogs will spend a full day where they are free to play, exercise, socialise and learn new skills with their doggy friends whilst the fun is constantly supervised by Eddie & his fully trained team.
Each dog is treated individually at Eddie’s Doggy Daycare and using our experience we will tailor the day specifically to your dog. So, if you have a bouncy puppy, small or large dog, we will ensure the day fits your pet’s requirements. All of our dogs undertake an assessment by a member of our team to ensure that all attending are suitable to join our pack!
MEET THE TEAM
FAVOURITE BREED: Difficult to pick just one, but as I own a bull dog, maybe I'm biased to this breed.
PREVIOUS/CURRENT PETS: Laurence the bull dog, I've had Raffy & Charlie both Red Setters and grown up with cats, rabbits & guinea pigs.
TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: I have volunteered at a dog rescue centre. I am canine first aid trained & constantly keeping up to date with the latest qualifications.
HOBBIES: Doggy Daycare, Doggy Daycare, Doggy Daycare!!!
GOALS: To achieve one of the highest quality Doggy Daycare's in the country. Striving for excellence & a market leader within the industry.
FAVOURITE BREED: Any breed of puppy is my favourite! But spaniels do steal my heart & I also love a lab!
PREVIOUS/CURRENT PETS: I currently have an extremely old cockatiel (he's definitely going to out-live us all!) I've also owned 3 bunnies who were a massive part of the family, and a few hamsters when I was younger.
TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: I volunteered at the PDSA while completing online courses such as canine behaviour, canine body language, animal care and I'm Canine First Aid trained. I have completed my Level 2 Ofqual Canine Care and Behaviour and soon to be doing level 3.
HOBBIES: I love getting out in nature, going for long walks has become a hobby in the nice weather.
GOALS: My every day goal is to keep the dogs happy and stimulated, my main goal is to eventually become a dog trainer and work alongside the daycare to make sure the pups get the best start in life.
FAVOURITE BREED: I love them all! But I am partial to Cocker Spaniels
PREVIOUS/CURRENT PETS: I absolutely love all animals and over the years have had rabbits, hamsters, cats & dogs.
TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: I volunteered at QAWS dog rescue whilst I was living in Qatar and I am constantly keeping up to date with all the latest & relevant qualifications.
GOALS: To provide the best experience possible for all the dogs that attend Eddie's as well as their humans!
FAVOURITE BREED: Almost impossible to choose but I do love Staffies with a passion!
PREVIOUS/CURRENT PETS: I previously had a staffie named Ruby, alongside a Lurcher/Labrador cross called Murrey. Also had a gorgeous and eccentric Springer Spaniel called Fergus! Over the years I've had snakes, rats & hamsters too!
TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: Besides spending my entire life around dogs, as all of my family have, I also volunteered at a small kennels up in Lincolnshire during secondary school.
HOBBIES: Music is my other passion, besides animals! I play guitar in a couple of bands and also have a small recording studio.
GOALS: Simply to keep as many dogs happy as possible, whether at daycare or just every day!
FAVOURITE BREED: It's so difficult to choose a favourite, but I do have a soft spot for huskies & german shepherds.
PREVIOUS/CURRENT PETS: Currently I have 2 shih tzus & a schnauzer, a cat, guninea pig & a lizard! You can never have too many pets!
TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: I've spent my whole life around animals, especially dogs whether they were mine or close friends & family, I've also done past dog walking & sitting & I volunteered at Eddie's before getting full time job.
HOBBIES: My other hobby outside of animals is sport, mainly football, whether that's going to watch games or actually playing. I also enjoy cycling and just keeping active in general.
GOALS: My main goal is to provide the absolute best service to every single dog that comes to Eddie's & learning new skills & gaining experience along the way.
FAVOURITE BREED: I adore each and every one of them equally, but I do have a soft spot for the Dachshunds, Staffies, Beagles & Cockapoos.
PREVIOUS/CURRENT PETS: I currently own two lovely rescue cats who're brothers, Rusty & Seb. They are both 3 years old & I previously had a very old cat called Dibbles, he lived to 19 years old.
TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: I have completed all my studies at Capel Manor College, achieving both level 2 Animal Care & level 3 Animal Management at high double distinctions on both. I have also completed a full Canine First Aid course.
HOBBIES: I absolutely love nature, animals & spending my time outdoors no matter what the weather. Eddie's Doggy Daycare is my passion, it's such a special part of me & I love each and every dog with my whole heart & treat them like they are my own. I also enjoy history, traveling & music, to read & watch movies.
GOALS: My 2 main goals are to provide the best daycare experience for every dog who comes to daycare, and to make them happy & comfortable. My other main goal is to eventually get a full time job at Eddie's as I'll get to see all the beautiful pups daily!
FAVOURITE BREED: I love all dogs and all animals but my favourite are Pugs and I'm also partial to French Bulldogs, Spaniels and Cocapoos.
PREVIOUS/CURRENT PETS: Growing up, I have only ever had fish but now I have a gorgeous 3 year-old Pug called Bo.
TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: At the moment, I have a week of work experience at Pets at Home during Secondary School and retail jobs as experience but I hope to study Animal Care & Welfare Level 2 and 3 and do many animal-related courses.
HOBBIES: There is nothing I love more than animals, friends and family and so I'm either at Doggy Daycare, spending time with friends and family or walking, cuddling and playing with my Pug.
GOALS: My goals are to provide all the dogs with the happiness and love they deserve and to gain lots more related training and experience.