I grew up on a dairy farm near Paeroa so always had dogs, stock and animals around me. I have always admired my dads affinity with animals and I'm honoured to have inherited his gift.
One of my first memories of being fascinated by a dogs behaviour was when we went tramping in the Karangahake Gorge to help build the DOC huts with our Rough Coat Collie Abby when I was a kid. Dad was in the front, three kids in the middle and mum at the rear. I think I was 7 or 8 at the time. Abby kept on going from the front to the back and to the front again. Over and over the whole way. She was absolutely exhausted at the end. She had to keep checking that we were all there. It was in her nature.
My Labrador Jessie and I started Doggy Bush Break on the Matakana Coast after realising there were many dogs that had daily walks, but needed true doggy adventures where they could totally be themselves and let their inner doggy nature shine.
Our own space was soon needed as the DBB family grew and that's how Doggy Bush Break came about. We now have 130 acres just for dogs three minutes north of Hill Street in Warkworth. There are fields for those that need to run, ponds for those that like to swim, mud for dogs that wallow and native bush tracks to explore.
The pure joy on a dogs face when they realise they are coming on one of our adventure walks is just one of the highlights of my day, and they always return home a happy and tired, but most importantly of all - a more confident and well socialised dog.
We can offer your dog a true adventure experience of running with an established pack of calm and balanced dogs. Your dog will learn pack etiquette and real doggy life socialisation skills with the DBB family.