Tracey is the one and only dog walker I've ever used and she has been amazing. Lola adores her and runs out of the house to join her dog friends in the van. She is also the only person outside of the family who has looked after Lola when we've been away.
Lola is a rescue dog with separation anxiety and many behaviour issues when we first brought her home. We were concerned that she wouldn't settle. But Tracey had the perfect system, building up gradually to the two week holiday period, with short stays. I'm not sure many people would have had the patience at the start, when Lola needed more than most dogs (Tracey even resorting to sleeping on the couch for the first night to ensure Lola had a positive experience). She clearly understands dogs and the needs of families with dogs.
We now can't walk past Tracey's house without Lola wanting to see her other family. I couldn't recommend her highly enough. But please don't tell everyone!
Vicki & Tony - Lola
Smudge adores Tracey! Over the last few years Tracey has regularly walked our miniature schnauzer and looked after her whilst we've been on holiday. Tracey's always reliable and easy to make arrangements with including accommodating one off and last minute requests. Tracey's calm, knowledgeable and confident way with Smudge and the other dogs means Smudge trusts her and so do we. Whatever the weather, Smudge always comes back from her long walks a very happy and tired dog!!
Andrea & Russ - Smudge a.k.a. Lady Smudgens of Smudgenly Grange
Tracey has looked after Eddy for the past 18 months and we don't know how we would cope without her now. Eddy is looked after like part of her family, and whether it's his regular walks or when he lodges he is always thrilled to see her. I would recommend anyone looking for a friendly and reliable dog walker contact Tracey at Yappy Chaps.
Mark & Keilly - Eddy a.k.a. Big Paw
Daisy has been adopted from the streets of a remote part of Nepal and though she is lovely, she has always been a bit of a handful. She is strong-willed and has also had separation anxiety. We were always worried about what to do with her till she met Tracey.
Tracey is extremely warm and caring and since Daisy started being walked and spending time with Tracey, Daisy has been transformed. She is no longer anxious when we leave her on her own and we can see other positive changes in her demeanor and behaviour . She is much more relaxed and a happier dog. The long walks in the woods with Tracey and the rest of her 'pack' means she gets plenty of exercise and stimulation which we think is incredibly important for her well-being.
Our only word of warning is that it can be a bit heart-breaking to see her running out of the door wagging her tail and without a backward glance when Tracey comes to collect her.
Ewa & Pawan - Daisy
Tracey has been our very reliable dog walker for the last 2 years. She always has a lovely smile on her face, Arthur, our dog is always pleased to see her, and loves going out for long walks with his friends. The dogs are cared for extremely well and travel safely in her specially equipped van. She has provided an impeccable service, at reasonable rates, and I would definitely recommend her to my friends.
Laurence & Nick - Arthur
We found Tracey when considering a home from home doggy boarding service when we were going to France for our holidays. We immediately knew that Rusty - our Labrador - would be in excellent hands and would be cared for by the calm and good natured Tracey. We have never looked back since, as 18 months later Rusty and Tracey and her regular walking companions are all firm friends.
I would highly recommend Yappy Chaps as a professionally run dog walking service, and have a firm belief that when Rusty is with Tracey he is safe and conscientiously cared for.
Tracey's knowledge of dogs combined with such a reliable and professional service, means i would not hesitate to recommend Yappy Chaps to anyone.
Janine & Tim - Rusty a.k.a. Rustington