Welcome to Just Paws

Just Paws is a dog home boarding, dog day care and one to one dog training and behaviour centre based in Arlingham, Gloucestershire. Fully licensed by Stroud District Council (Licence No 18/01242/AWACT) and insured, and run by Helen Merrett, a qualified veterinary nurse.

All Staff are Canine First Aid certificate holders

Whether it’s a heavenly doggy holiday or an amazing value alternative to a daily dog walker – doggy day care,
Trouble with basic training or serious behavioural issues you need help with, we are here!

Dog Training

Many owners resign themselves to accept that their dog will bark all the time, destroy the house, growl at people, jump up…the list goes on. This simply isn’t behaviour you have to live with – for just about every problem you can think of, I can help you find a remedy.

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Home Boarding

We offer an alternative to kennels for your dogs, a home from home on our farm. Your dog will get at least two off lead walks a day on our farmland with lots of mates to play with and plenty of cuddles, giving your dogs a holiday of their own whilst you are away.

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Day Care

We offer day care for your dog here at Just Paws, which offers a fantastic and great value alternative to a mid-day dog walker. Your dog gets at least two off lead walks onsite on our private farmland with lots of mates to play with.

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Livestock Socialisation

Issues involving your dog and livestock is one of the hardest areas of dog ownership. If your dog is found to have caused damage, or stress to an animal, the farmer who owns the animal may prosecute, which at worst can lead to your dog having to be put to sleep.

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Puppy Training and Socialisation

A one to one training session as opposed to group puppy training gives you advice and learning specifically catered to you and your new pup.

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Rescue and Re-hab

It can be scary and hard for a rescue dog to settle into their new forever home. Some have moved from pillar to post, some have never been in a home environment, and some have old ingrained behavioural issues to overcome.

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Canine Aggression

Aggression towards other dogs is one of the most common worries for dog owners. Sometimes aggression is sparked off by a particular incident which scares your dog, sometimes it creeps up on us unawares, and sometimes puppies seem to grow up that way inclined. Whatever the reasons I really can help you find the answers.

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Canine Obesity

Has your vet told you your dog is overweight? Does he get out of puff after 5 mins of walking? Do you struggle to keep the weight off your dog, or do those puppy dog eyes win you over and you give in and give him just that one extra treat…?!

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Gun Dog Training

Training for an obedient and safe gun dog for in the field can be achieved! Helen has working Springer Spaniels and uses them in the beating line regularly on her days off from Just Paws life.

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A few happy customers

TESTIMONIALS

The problem is …we like our holidays! Well it isn’t a problem because I discovered Just Paws and in particular, Helen. Millie loves Helen, and she also loves Dotty and Tangle. I think she’s quite keen on Dave too! If there was a Trip Advisor rating scheme Helen would have full marks every time! All I can say is a huge THANK YOU!

Sue Smith and Millie the Gordon setter

I did my research into dog training, kennelling etc, and visited several kennels. Just Paws is just in a class of its own, the care and facilities that are provided are second to none. Helen really cares about your dog and I certainly wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Gwen Tegg and Harry

We went to see Helen with our Rottweiler who had become aggressive towards other dogs whilst on a lead.
 After only 3 sessions we could see a massive improvement within Daisy, so much so, she now attends Just Paws day care and has a fantastic time with her friends.

Amanda Dearlove and Daisy

Helen helped me enormously when I took on a very energetic and determined border terrier. Her firm but enthusiastic coaching helped us both to cope with each other (me and Poppy), and to know who was ultimately in charge (yes, me!).

Poppy adores Helen and all her friends at the farm, and I always know when I leave her to go off on holiday or for the odd day out, that Poppy will have a wonderful time and I need have no worries about her at all.

I thoroughly recommend ‘Just Paws’ for help with training and for boarding/daycare.”

Caroline Thackray and Poppy

Helen has been a great help for me and my dog, who has a number of behaviour issues and is very reactive and sometimes aggressive around normal household activities (post arriving, visitors, hoovering, doors closing, taking bins out, strangers passing windows etc). After working with 3 different trainers before finding Helen, I had become exasperated with how little progress I had made despite seeking lots of professional advice – but even in one session Helen managed to turn things around. Her methods are simple and direct and I couldn’t recommend her enough. She could see the problems we were having immediately on meeting me and my dog. Our session was very productive and professional and Helen also bought extremely well trained dogs along with her for us to practise with which was really helpful for some of my dogs issues. Thank you Helen!

Sian Summerhayes and Sylvie

Helen has been an absolute star with my rescue dog JuJu – I was tearing my hair out when I came to Helen, after a year of working with a variety of other behaviourists JuJu was just getting worse – growling at everyone she came across, biting without warning, just being completely unpredictable. From the first session with Helen I had renewed hope and felt a lot more in control…Helen gave me the tools to correct JuJu’s behaviour and with Helen’s help JuJu has come on leaps and bounds in the last 6 months and most importantly is a much more relaxed and happy little dog, which is all I wanted for her after her very tough start in life! Most recently JuJu boarded with Helen, had a great time, and came back more relaxed, friendly and happy than when she went in – she is a different dog to a year ago. Thanks so much Helen – JuJu can’t wait to stay again soon!

Jo Ferguson and JuJu

See inside Just Paws

Just Paws is a dog home boarding, dog day care and one to one dog training and behaviour centre based in Arlingham, Gloucestershire. Fully licensed by Stroud District Council and insured, and run by Helen Merrett, a qualified veterinary nurse. Whether it’s a heavenly doggy holiday or an amazing value alternative to a daily dog walker – doggy day care, trouble with basic training or serious behavioural issues you need help with, we are here!