Reactive Dog Friendly *
6ft or 1.8m
Deer fencing with rabbit net at base
2 to 4 acres
Secure Online Booking
Buffer between customers
1 vehicle inside, space outside for several others
£4/30 mins £7/1 hour
Regular User Discounts
Max Number Dogs
* We only list fields as reactive friendly following a visit because reactivity means different things to different dogs! Details can be found on each review in the yellow section. Listed fields field may be suitable for reactive dogs, but we have just not had the chance to verify this.
About This Field
The secure dog walking at Hinton in the Hedges is a 2 acre, drive-in, grass paddock surrounded by a secure 6ft deer-type fence. It’s located a few miles from Brackley in Northamptonshire.
The facility is drive-in through a 6ft gate and is very accessible for anyone who might struggle on rough ground.
The parking area is a little rough underfoot with stone laid to avoid the more familiar mud you find in winter at many other fields. Reviewed in both summer and winter months, even during the wettest times it doesn’t get too muddy.
The great thing about this field is that it’s flat – which means it’s fab for dogs (and humans) recovering from injury and those who prefer a flat out charge about!
There is a dog bin, well positioned poo-bag dispensers and a water bowl – you will need to bring your own water as there’s no fresh water supply.
There’s little else of interest in the field but a wanger and a ball will keep most dogs busy for the duration of a session. It’s a great training area too as the lack of distractions mean that recall training can be undertaken.
Sessions are 30 minutes and 60 minutes and prices are based on both number of dogs you are taking and the session time. You receive the padlock code in the hour before your session so you need to make sure you have your phone on you if you are travelling any distance.
There is a poorly positioned log seat that is up against the fence – certainly something our dog could easily use as platform to get straight over the fence. Something to watch for if you have large, bouncy breeds!
For Reactive Dog Owners
One more thing of note is that there is no official change-over period and customers are encouraged to park outside the field on an area of hard standing visible to dogs in the field. This can make reactive dogs challenging to load at the end of the session and puts pressure on you to leave when the next user turns up early. Many times we have had to wait for users to load after their session has finished and frequently we have people arrive early to a season whilst we are still well within our session time.
For these reasons, we recommend considering turning up a little take and leaving a little early if you have dogs that would object to the disturbance.
For dog field owners and users, here’s some information about why it’s really important not to cross other users of dog fields and the importance of a clear changeover period between sessions.