Pet Products & Services Awards 2023

24 | LUXlife Magazine Best Emerging Dog Boarding & Daycare Service Provider 2023 - Hertfordshire Based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, Diamond Dogs of Dacorum Pet Services offers, four-star licenced dog boarding and daycare services, which also includes professional dog walking as well as a drop in pet visit service. The company is owned by Denise Clayton, a dog lover who has a wealth of experience working with a wide range of animals. Here, we take a look at the background of the company and the services it offers. Since she was a child, Denise Clayton, also known as Deni, has always loved animals and wanted to work with them. In the early years she worked in a pet shop and at a riding school as a trainee horse riding instructor. However, she soon realised the financial limitations of working with animals, so her work life became largely office based. Throughout her life, she has had many pets, including hamsters, a rat, turtles, fish, as well as seven cats and two dogs of her own. In 2018, Deni co-founded a successful professional dog walking company, Dacorum Dog Walking, bringing her back to a career in animal care. In November 2022 she decided to set up on her own and created a brand new company; Diamond Dogs of Dacorum Pet Services, concentrating on home from home dog boarding day care services. Deni is well placed with a busy four years of experience behind her working with all kinds of dogs, varying in size, breed, and levels of training. Because of this, she is confident dealing with all kinds of temperaments. She is canine first aid certified, DBS checked, and is studying for the Ofqual Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare. For dogs that enjoy the company of others, Deni offers group walks with between four and six dogs, including her own dog RT. This service is great for providing dogs with socialisation, fun, and exercise. If they have great recall skills, Deni can let them off lead with the permission of their owner. The walks take place in various locations, from woods to fields to canals with plenty of space for them to run and play, as well as lots of places to sniff and explore. All group walks are an hour long. For dogs that are reactive to other dogs, prefer their own company, or require more attention, a solo walk may be a better option. When they are walked on their own, dogs can go at their own pace, which is great for those who are a bit older. As well as this, they can be given more individual attention and training. If the dog requires special handling, their needs can be discussed in a consultation prior to the walk. Solo walks can be 30 minutes or an hour long. Perfect for owners who work longer hours, Deni offers licensed dog day care services. She takes care of the dogs between 8am and 5pm, bringing them along on group walks throughout the day based on their requirements. Deni also offers boarding services with overnight stays, which are great for when owners go on holiday. When a dog joins her home, she treats them as her own, ensuring they are always happy and comfortable. Before she takes any day care or boarding bookings from new clients, Deni asks that owners bring their dog to her home for a meet and greet. This allows her and her husband to meet the dog, see how they interact with their own dog, and ask all the essential questions. If the meeting is successful, the booking can go ahead. For dogs, cats, and other animals, Deni offers 30-minute pet visits, during which she provides play time, toilet break, feeding, medication delivery (including insulin injections), and cleaning things such as litter trays, cages, and pens. As well as this, she offers pet taxi services where she can deliver to and pick up pets from vets, groomers, kennels, catteries, or anywhere else. This is perfect for those who cannot drive or older people who are no longer able to safely transport their pet alone. Since the establishment of her business, Deni has received multiple positive reviews on Google, earning her an impressive five-star rating. According to these testimonials, she shows love and care for all the animals she deals with. Dogs thoroughly enjoy their time with her, whether they’re joining her for a walk, day care, or an overnight stay. Even the most energetic dogs come home exhausted after a group walk with Deni and their doggy friends. Many of Deni’s reviews demonstrate that she is reliable, professional, thoughtful, and truly passionate about what she does. Clients of Diamond Dogs have no qualms about trusting her with their dogs. Considering these outstanding reviews, it is no surprise that Diamond Dogs of Dacorum Pet Services has been awarded Best Emerging Dog Boarding and Daycare Service Provider in the Pet Products and Services Awards 2023. We congratulate Deni on this achievement and look forward to seeing what the future holds for her and her company. Contact: Denise Clayton Company: Diamond Dogs of Dacorum Pet Services Web Address: