Welcome to Barney’s Buddies…


My name is Michelle and my dogs are called Barney, Harry and Ivy and we are based in Chester le Street, 5 minutes from Waldridge Fells and the surrounding woodlands. My passion is anything to do with dogs, I compete with my dogs in Dog Agility - you may see us at Crufts one day!

I train regularly with my dogs and I am always learning new techniques to help improve a dog’s well being. I am also studying to become a canine massage therapist and also PRO dog trainer.

As a pet owner, I know how important it is to know that your dog is being well looked after so

at Barney’s Buddies the safety, welfare, health and happiness of your dog is a priority. I offer walking and boarding services for a limited number of dogs to help you when life gets a little too busy. Walks can be taken on Waldridge Fells and the surrounding woodlands, dogs will remain on long leash unless agreed otherwise with you. Alternatively I also lease a field which is perfect for dogs to run off lead without the worry of other dogs bothering them. Dogs will only be let off the leash in safe areas and when mutual respect and trust has been established by all parties. All dogs will wear an additional light weight collar tag with Barney’s Buddies details when out walking

I offer a bespoke personal service to my customers. My aim is that your dog is always excited and happy to see me.

I am qualified in dog first aid. I am licensed by Durham County Council  License Number DCC/AHB/029033 and I am fully insured.

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I offer a home boarding service where your dog will stay in my home with Barney, Harry and Ivy up to 2 other dogs. I must have met you and your dog prior to your dog boarding. I also offer a home visit service if you would prefer your dog to stay at home.

I offer a bespoke service so your dogs individual needs can be agreed and understood in a consultation prior to your dog staying.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me or come and bring your dog for a visit.

I am fully licensed by Durham County Council to board up to 3 dogs at one time.

£20 per night (if pick up after 12 lunchtime on last day then additional £15 will be due)

Bank Holidays such as Christmas Day, Boxing Day are £30 per night and £15 per day for pick ups after

For stays of 1 week or more a deposit of £25.00 must be paid when booking and 100% of the payment due should be paid when you leave your dog to board. A Dog Boarding Form and Terms and Conditions also needs to be completed which I will provide you with once the deposit is received. Your Dog can be picked up and dropped off if required. 


Half Hour Walks

£8.00 plus £2.00 for two dogs

Hour walks

£12.00 plus £2.00 for two dogs


Check in

£5.00 (let dog into garden or 5 -10 minute walk to stretch legs and toilet, feeding of any treats)                                                                                                                                              

Night shift

£6.00 (Sleepover from 9.00pm ish until 7.00am ish, breakfast given, toilet in garden, can be dropped off if in Chester le Street area)

Note: no walk included this would be an additional charge

Walks for puppies or elderly dogs available too, contact me for prices.

Home Visits – Dogs or cats price given on consultation once pets needs are understood.

Collections will be in a 4 mile radius of Chester Le Street, collections further away will be subject to an additional £1 per mile to the price of the walk.




0191 3893116 or 07834493386

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