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Founded and managed by Elis Brown, Muddy Paws is a Professional Dog Playgroup Service based in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire.

Opened in September 2018.



My name is Elis Brown and I have lived in the village of Long Buckby all my life. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and fantastic walks, my childhood was spent outdoors exploring and taking my dog for long walks. I am a qualified Primary School Teacher, however having spent a number of years in the classroom environment I decided to pursue my true passion of an outdoor life and career with animals. I have two wire fox terriers of my own (Ted and Pip!) and I have completed behavioural and agility classes which developed my interest in canine behaviour. My husband was also a dog handler in the British Army, which helped me to develop techniques and obedience training with our own dogs. My mission is to provide a reliable, professional service that has a very high standard of care as I have a genuine desire to help animals live happy, active and healthy lives. I am now working towards my Level 3 Diploma in Canine Psychology and Behaviour and have many plans to develop and expand The Paddocks. This includes a covered area for shelter and shade during the very hot or rainy times of year, the  instillation of obstacle courses and climbing structures and a paddling pool for the summer months.




Muddy Paws offers an affordable, reliable service that can guarantee your dog to burn off as much energy as possible in a private, exceptionally large grass area. Unlike normal dog walks, Muddy Paws offers your dog(s) the opportunity to run freely in a secure, safe environment whilst also socialising with other dogs. This will allow your dog(s) the freedom to experiment, grow and learn both independently and in a pack, whilst under constant supervision. I aim to keep my dog groups small, to allow the dogs to establish long-lasting bonds and relationships. Groups of dogs are based on breed, age, sex and personality to ensure your dogs get the most out of every session. Showers and towels are available at the end of the session should your dog need it before they return home!


Before I begin my services, it is important that I meet your dog(s) in their own home to gain an understanding of their temperament and daily routines. This will allow me the opportunity to get to know your dog  and any personal preferences on request. Dogs that are aggressive to animals or other people, as well as bitches that are in season will be unable to attend sessions.



Muddy Paws is a professional dog playgroup service.  This involves picking your dog up from your own home in a well equipped, spacious van and taking him/her to a private, exceptionally large, fully secure grass area in Long Buckby. Your dog will have the opportunity to play and socialise with other dogs and have as much fun as possible! The park is fully secure which allows your dog to roam and play off the lead. The park consists of dog toys, agility equipment and a constant supply of water. 

I currently offer 1 hour sessions between the convenient times of 11:00 - 12:00 and 13:15 - 14:15 from Monday to Friday. This service is £13 per dog (including pick up and drop off). Additional dogs in the household will receive £6 off their session.


Alternative pet care services include 1-2-1 dog walks (£15) and animals visits in your home (from £10). Please note that I am fully DBS checked. 



During my services, provided permission has been granted, pictures and videos of your four legged friend will be uploaded onto social media so you can see what adventures they have been on. I use a professional camera to help capture your pets individual personality and characteristics. 

For customers only using the service occasionally, payment will be taken upon collection of your dog or in advance via bank transfer. 

For regular customers I require payment at the beginning of the week on their first session.



Really pleased with this top quality service. Its very reassuring that Belle is well looked after and has had a great afternoon outdoors! 

Daniel Smith

Cookie absolutely loved his first day at Muddy Paws! Elis is amazing with him and let me know he was fine and happy. Can't recommend highly enough. 

Claire Chambers

Poppy has had brilliant sessions! She has absolutely loved it and is shattered now. I would highly recommend Muddy Paws and Poppy can't wait till next week. 

Laura Simms

My 1 year old Labrador had a lovely time in The Paddocks with Elis. He is very much looking forward to another visit. Thank you to Elis at Muddy Paws. 

Emma Holloway

What a fantastic, professional and friendly service! For Muddy Paws and Elis; no concerns or requests are too much trouble. I really couldn't be happier leaving my treasure in such kind and caring hands. Thank you so much. 

Leigh Masters 

Daisyclover is very much a carer for my 11 year old blind West Highland Terrier. She is only two and I really wanted somewhere she could have fun with other dogs and play in a safe environment. Along came Muddy Paws! Perfect. She had her first playdate yesterday and had a lovely safe time I cannot recommend Elis and Muddy Paws highly enough. 

Lynnette Bowman


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