I’m Helen, I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2000. I grew up with dogs and can never really remember a time without them.
After many years in practice I now prefer to work from home. I live on a farm in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir only a few minute’s drive from Belvoir Castle. I am lucky enough to walk my dogs here every day and now I can share it with your dogs too!
I especially adore the working breeds, they have such amazing characters. However, they are not always suited to a standard kennels. I was approached by some good friends to look after their spaniels for this very reason. They absolutely loved staying here and so the idea of Proper Dog was born.
Even those kept solely as pets really enjoy the freedom here on the farm, getting wet and muddy with their new friends and generally having a great time.
Pin Up Girl
Bella Boodles is Proper Dog’s pin up! She is very sociable with other dogs and is full of beans!! She’ll show the guests all the fun exciting places on the farm.
The Sensible One
Like Bella, he has a super temperament. Especially good with younger dogs, he puts up with being jumped all over! His recall is superb and he shows everyone else how to do it.
Honorary Proper Dog
Ozzy believes he’s a dog, so accompanies us on most walks, however sometimes the lure of sunbathing is just too much.
Sometimes, things don’t always go to plan; enjoy some of our outtakes from recent “photo shoots”!