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Terms of Use

Rules relating to the conditions of use of Middle Hattons Hounds secure dog paddocks

Please note use of the field is subject to agreement that you accept these conditions of use. Any violation of these conditions may lead to removal of the field as a facility for your use.


All prospective customers must ensure the field is suitable and secure for their specific use (e.g fence height, fencing materials, and proximity to livestock).



  • Please refer to 'Pricing' on this website for details of the current pricing.

  • Middle Hattons Hounds reserve the right to alter the pricing with notice.



  • Payment should be made through our website and must be received before you use the facility. 

  • Payment in full is acceptance of our terms of use. 


Booking & Cancellations

  • Use of the paddocks is strictly by booking only. Any breach of this condition may lead to the use of the facilities being revoked.​

  • Bookings are non transferable to other people and if not cancelled with a minimum of 24 hours notice payments will not be refunded.

  • When making a booking you must provide honest & accurate details of the number of dog(s) . Please inform Middle Hattons Hounds of any changes before the session takes place.  

  • We allow a 10 minute change over per booking and respectfully ask that you stick to your allotted session time. Please ensure you have vacated the field within the timeframe of your session to not disrupt other customers' sessions. 

  • Bookings that are cancelled with 24 hours’ notice or more will be refunded, or transferred to another time/day.  To cover the costs of online booking and the administration of refunds, a cancellation fee of £1 will be applied for each cancellation. If you cannot attend your booking for whatever reason you may prefer to simply move the booking to an alternative date and time, please contact us if you wish to do this as this will avoid any cancellation fee being applied. Cancellations are not possible if they are attempted to be made with less than 24 hours notice, and payments will not be refunded.

Numbers of Cars, People and Dogs

  • Use of the field is subject to a maximum of 2 vehicles being present in the designated car park for the duration of your booking. All individuals must agree the terms and conditions and agree to be bound by them.​

Car Parking

  • Customers must only park their cars within the paddock booked. 

  • Parking anywhere else is strictly prohibited and if violated could lead to your use of the facilities being revoked.​

  • Parking is at your own risk and Middle Hattons Hounds accepts no liability for any loss or damages sustained in the use of the car park.

Withdrawal of Facility

  • Middle Hattons Hounds reserve the right to withdraw permission to use the facility at their discretion, for example on the basis of weather conditions, or where individuals have not complied with the conditions of use. Subject to the reason for the withdrawal of the facility, any advanced payment may be refunded. However Middle Hattons Hounds shall be under no liability for any other expenses incurred or loss sustained by the client as result of the use of the facility being withdrawn at our sole discretion.


Opening Times

  • For safety reasons the paddocks will be open at specific times during the summer and winter seasons. (Please see opening times on this website for current opening times).

  • Strictly no access to the field is allowed outside of these opening times.​

  • Please note the last booking will be published on this website with the current opening times. 


Entering & Exiting the Paddocks

  • Upon arrival please ensure the paddock booked is vacant. Drive through the gate & park sensibly within the paddock. Please close the gate before releasing your dog(s) from the vehicle. 

  • When leaving the paddock, please first secure your dog(s) within the vehicle before opening the gate. 

Maintenance & Health & Safety​​

  • There is fresh water on site, together with clean dog bowls. Customers should use this to provide adequate drinking water for their dog(s) especially in the hotter weather.

  • The paddocks are a natural facility and as such although maintained by Middle Hattons Hounds there may be twigs and stones in the field.​

  • The field and fencing will be inspected daily to ensure it is healthy and secure but please notify us if you have any concerns.​

  • Customers must pick up any waste from your dog(s) and place them in poo bags. Anyone found to disregard this condition may have their use of the facilities revoked.​

  • You must not litter the field and you are responsible for disposing of your litter using the bins provided. ​

  • Owners must discourage their dog(s) from digging and any resultant holes from your dog(s) digging must be filled in prior to leaving the field. ​​

  • Our paddocks may get wet and muddy from time to time (especially in the winter months) so customers must ensure adequate and suitable footwear is worn at all times.​

  • You must remove all of your personal dog toys and training aids when leaving the field, being particularly vigilant to remove any broken toys or balls. Tennis balls in particular pose a serious choking risk to any dog.​

  • Any Children under the care and/or control of the client must be supervised at all times by the client.​

  • The Client shall not bring in to Middle Hattons Hounds any article of an inflammable or explosive character, or that provides an offensive smell, or CFC or any civil, electrical, gas or any other apparatus without the written approval of Middle Hattons Hounds. 

  • The Client will not operate the release of any high flying object, without the prior written consent of Middle Hattons Hounds, the Civil Aviation Authority and the relevant airports.​

  • At no time should any dog(s) be tethered to any structures on site, e.g. Fencing, Posts, Gates.​

  • You must not climb on gates fencing or posts.​​

  • Dogs should not be left unattended at any time. You should accompany your dog(s) at all times such that you are aware of what they are doing, and can ensure they are safe and are complying with these terms and conditions.​​

  • In accordance with the law regarding 'Responsible Dog Ownership' you are entirely responsible for yours and your dog(s) safety whilst at Middle Hattons Hounds. The law states that you should be in control of your dog(s) at all times. This law still applies at Middle Hattons Hounds regardless of if you are alone, or a Middle Hattons Hounds representative is present.


Right of Entry

  • Middle Hattons Hounds will be allowed access at any time onto the land to carry out inspections and only decisions made by Middle Hattons Hounds regarding safety and fitness of use, will be binding.​

  • Middle Hattons Hounds reserve the right to refuse permission to or evict any persons from the premises.  


Code of Ethics

  • Owners must ensure that all dogs using the field are up to date with their dog(s) respective flea, worming, vaccinations and tick control. ​​

  • Harsh handling of any dog(s) either verbal or physical is not allowed.

  • All dogs must wear their collars with an up to date tag and be micro-chipped.

  • To maintain the professional integrity of Middle Hattons Hounds dog trainers and walkers working with their clients will only be allowed by prior agreement with Middle Hattons Hounds

  • If your dog(s) or any dog(s) (they) live with are showing any signs of ill health (coughing, diarrhoea, vomiting, general illness, lethargy etc) you will cancel any pending booking. This is to preserve the health of all dogs visiting the site as some may have weakened immune systems. ​

  • All Dog Trainers must provide a copy of their Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance prior to be granted permission to use the field facility. Similarly Dog Walkers must provide a copy of their Public Liability Insurance. Inability to provide a copy will mean that permission to use the field will be withheld. Insurances must be kept up to date and valid for the intended duration of use of the field.


  • Middle Hattons Hounds have the right to cancel any booking forthwith in the event that Middle Hattons Hounds is affected by an emergency / 'Act of God' at any time. Middle Hattons Hounds will refund any fees paid in these circumstances.​​


Variations to the Agreement

  • Middle Hattons Hounds reserve the right to vary these terms and conditions at any time. Any variations so made should be deemed to be incorporated in these conditions.​​


Marketing & Publication

  • Middle Hattons Hounds reserve the right to use any marketing material including texts and images provided by you to us (in any format) or via our facebook and webpage page for the purposes of marketing and promotion.​


Preservations of Rights

  • ​This agreement does not create any rights over the land, and the client hiring the field accepts the landowner maintains control and possession of the dog field at all times.​​


Personal Responsibilities

  • Middle Hattons Hounds and the land owner are not responsible and will not accept any liability for any loss, damage, injury or death how so ever and by whom so ever caused excepting that caused by the negligence or wilful misconduct of Middle Hattons Hounds or its employees, whether to property, dogs, or person(s) sustained whilst at Middle Hattons Hounds


  • I/We agree to abide by these rules, terms and conditions, and accept that the use of these facilities are done at my own risk and mine and my dogs behaviour and actions are my sole responsibility and no claim can be made against Middle Hattons Hounds or the landowner.​

  • I/We accept that Middle Hattons Hounds will not be liable for any liability, losses, claims, actions, damages, costs, expenses or other liability incurred by the client through hiring the use of the Middle Hattons Hounds field

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