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Daddy Dog



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‘21 Certificate of Excellence, 2021


Daddy Dog – An innovative, refreshing and professional approach to dog walking and day care services covering the New Forest and surrounding areas. Combining a love of dogs and the great outdoors, Matt – Owner and Founder – is dedicated to giving your pooch love, freedom and endless adventures during their time with Daddy Dog.

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23 customer reviews

3 June 2020

Matt is the first dog walker we have used and he is so good with our dog. He is enthusiastic, reliable and good at communicating. He is always on time and is always friendly and polite. Right from the start he was very professional, coming round to meet us and our dog, went through some information forms and made us feel happy to use his company. He sends us photos and videos of the walk which is great for us to see and helps us share in the experience. Our dog enjoys the longer walk but also the interaction with other dogs. We highly recommend Daddy Dog and hope to use them for a long time to come. More...

3 June 2020

Matt is fantastic with our lab Lexy. She is always excited to see him as she knows she is going to get a good walk. Matt keeps us informed of everything that is going on and everything is done in a very professional manner. Highly recommended.

2 June 2020

Daddy Dog offers such a professional fun service and is very responsive to messages and requests.
My dog has a "half a day care" and has an amazing time fun time.
At the end of his adventures I receive updates, photos and videos.
Would highly recommend this business. 🐾

30 May 2020

Matt has been brilliant since day one. We have an 11year old jack russell cross who generally has a lovely temperament but prefers people to other dogs, and can get aggressive. Matt was really considerate of her needs and gently introduced her to other dogs on walks, and she loves her walks with them all. He always provides updates and photos from every walk so I know she’s well looked after. I’d absolutely recommend Daddy Dog and I regularly do! More...

27 May 2020

Matt is fantastic. Rolo our black labrador adores him. Rolo has so much fun. Matt tailors to all the dogs individual needs from in the van to out for a walk. I would so recommend him.

26 May 2020

We were very lucky to find Matt at the start of his adventure and very glad we were passed his details. Matt has been fantastic from the first meet where he allowed bear to take his time and it did not take long before matt had him eating out the palm of his hand. .. literally. Fantastic reliable dog walker and my dog adores him. More...

26 May 2020

Matt is fantastic with my dog, offering pick up and drop off from home really helps while at work. Great interaction with my dog and the other dogs too. Offers flexible days and times. I feel completely confident in leaving my dog all day with Matt and I know my dog enjoys his day too. More...

26 May 2020

Matt and the Daddy Dog Team provide a superb service to us with a very professional and extremely friendly service, in support of our busy working family who rely on his dog walking service to keep our 2 x Spaniels (1 x Springer, 1 x Sprocker) fully entertained and exercised. Our dogs are always pleased to see him and are excited for their walks in the New Forest under Matt’s excellent care. His van is very modern with ramps and aircon and all dogs have their own individual travel compartments. His collection and drop off service is very secure, and he takes care to make sure the dogs are happy and settled before he leaves. The daily video updates are welcomed, and you can see that the dogs are really enjoying their time out with Matt in the New Forest. Matt varies the routes to keep all the dogs interested and excited about new, but safe places to be walked and even adds in some additional training at times. The payment and booking system that Daddy Dog use is very easy to use, and invoices are prompt and BACS payments made easy. Daddy Dog is a superb service, excellent value for money with excellent customer service and it gives us peace of mind that our dogs are well looked after but also enjoying their exercise time. Daddy Dog is a five-star service and we fully recommend Daddy Dog to anyone needing a totally professional Dog Walking service in the New Forest and Southampton area. More...

25 May 2020

Matt is very professional and is great with my dogs. He has a special designed van and the dogs have GPS trackers. I also enjoy seeing the video clips from the walks.

23 May 2020

Matt provides excellent care of your dog from the moment of collection and throughout the time in his care. Your dog will be well exercised with long varied walks and will be stimulated and trained to recall quickly with positive training methods during walks. Highly recommend Matt to anyone looking for a professional dog walker. More...

22 May 2020

Daddy Dog is great!

Really friendly and flexible, very knowledgeable and obviously has experience of handling various types of dogs and behaviours. Very considerate when starting with our dog and making sure he was are safe to be let off a lead by doing some sessions on the long lead first.

Would recommend!

22 May 2020

My two dogs had a great time being walked with Matt. He took time to get to know their individual needs and gave them more than just a walk , hiding treats as a game and returning them home clean and dry. I would certainly recommend Matt

22 May 2020

We can’t recommend Daddy Dog highly enough. Our dog loves his forest adventures with the other dogs and always comes back shattered! The online booking system is really easy to use and Matt’s always on time, out in all weathers and does everything he can to fit around your individual needs. 100% reliable and an all round brilliant service. More...

22 May 2020

We would highly recommend Matt who has been walking our 2 dogs and provided an excellent caring service. We one one older border collie and a younger GSD who obviously have slightly different needs but Matt takes good care of them ensuring they are left dry and clean at the end of their walks. He has great transport facilities and keeps his van impeccably clean. A great personal caring service at all times! More...

22 May 2020

We have been using Matt from Daddy Dog since he opened, our dog Penny loves him as soon as she hears his van coming down the road shes waiting at the gate for him! I cannot recommend him enough a very professional service and always with a smile! 🐾 More...

22 May 2020

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Daddy dog. He walks our crazy sprocker who has a whale of a time.
Totally trustworthy and reliable.

22 May 2020

Such a professional and friendly service from Matt at Daddy Dog. He puts so much care and attention into his business so I always know my dog is in good hands. Arrangements are always clear. The most important bit is that my dog comes back happy and clean (and sleeps for the whole afternoon). And as an added bonus, Matt sends photos and videos of the walk, which I love to see. Would definitely recommend. More...

22 May 2020

My puppy, Teddy was a little nervous when she was younger but since Matt has been walking her, he has really brought her out of her shell and she’s now really confident and great around other dogs. Lots of attention to detail and I get daily videos/photos of Teddy on her lovely walks. Couldn’t ask for more! More...

22 May 2020

Daddy Dog has been brilliant, providing a fantastic service that works around my partners shift patterns. To begin with Holly was nervous of the van but with Matts kindness and patience she’s settled in just fine. It’s obvious that Holly loves her walks as she comes home content and shattered, Matt also provides lots of photos and videos from each of their adventures. I’d highly recommend Matt. 10/10. More...

22 May 2020

Matt took both my dogs out for a once a week walk to get my Puppy socialising with other dogs and our old Lab. They loved it every week and I enjoyed getting the videos of them enjoying themselves

22 May 2020

Our dog Penny loves her walks with Daddy Dog. Would not use anyone else. He is so professional and great transport for the dogs.

22 May 2020

Not only is Matt a lovely chap, he cares so much for the dogs he looks after. Used his service regularly for our French Bulldog - absolutely brilliant. From the moment we phoned, he came around, bringing along treat bag too (for us and our pooch!). Spent time going through everything and all documentation is in order too. Can't recommend Daddy Dog enough - fabulous! More...

22 May 2020

Highly recommend Daddy Dog! Matt took the time to visit us beforehand to meet our dog and answer all of our questions- he even spent time making sure that Marley would be comfortable in the van. Always flexible with times and responds quickly. Absolutely fantastic service! More...


I am so lucky to be living out my dream job – working with dogs and combining their company and boundless energy with my love of walking and the outdoors. Having been a dog owner for most of my life, I understand the companionship and unconditional love that a dog can bring, and the positive impact a pet can have on family life. I am a bookworm – I love reading everything about dogs – what makes them happy, their emotional and behavioural triggers and how important it is for them to feel loved and safe. I am Canine First Aid Trained, I have completed Diplomas in Pet Care and Dog Walking and have trained with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers. I am constantly evolving and learning in a subject that I feel very passionately about.

I felt inspired to start my own business following the loss of a close friend who gave me some wise advice - life is short and always do what you love. That was when the idea and concept of Daddy Dog was born and I haven't looked back!

I know that you only want the very best for your fur family member and I can assure you that I will care for every dog as if it were my own. I am proud of the measures that I have put in place to ensure your dog travels in safety and comfort and the well-being of your dog will always be my top priority. I will work hard to establish a close bond with your dog, based on mutual love and respect, and will go above and beyond to provide a service that you as the owner, and your dog, are very happy with.

No, unfortunately I am unable to do my job remotely.

I have taken a number of steps to protect my customers and myself from Covid-19. This includes daily sanitisation of the van cages, sanitising my hands before and after every dog collection, wearing a mask when dealing with customers and maintaining a safe social distance at all times.


A fun, varied and stimulating hour long walk in a group walking environment. Dogs are collected, walked and then towel dried before being dropped off and settled back in your home.

This half day or full day doggy day care service means that your dog will buddy up with me for around 4/8 hours. The half day will involve 2 walks in different locations (the full day 3 walks), so lots of fun and exercise guaranteed!

During this visit I will let your puppy out to the toilet and play with your puppy to promote human socialisation. I can also practice training and recall skills with your puppy to reinforce your own progress.