Never Have a Rude Pooch Again
Located in the historic village of Minster Lovell, between Witney and Burford, the 15th Century Old Swan & Minster Mill is rural England at its most romantic. Lana de Savary acquired the property in 2010. Since then, the Old Swan & Minster Mill, has benefited from a complete restoration programme to its 16 historic guestrooms, bar and dining rooms. The 18th century mill was also fully restored and the adjoining 44 contemporary millrace guestrooms were refurbished too.
Dogs are always welcome at the Old Swan & Minster Mill; it already allows guests to bring their four-legged friends in anytime. However, going one step further, the team at the hotel have introduced Canine Country Etiquette classes. Designed so that guests can have a luxury weekend away, yet dip into the task at hand of training and teaching one’s dog good manners. By the end of the classes, guests will be well on their way to having the politest pooch on the block!
Training and behaviour lessons will be organised by Cotswolds Pet Services. Professional training and expert advice to suit the different areas where the dog’s behaviour need is required, will be provided. Classes will run once a month and depending how many hours are taken, dogs will depart with a good understanding of etiquette. Training will be carried out within the hotel’s grounds - 65 acres of gardens, meadows and numerous paths - the perfect surrounds for dogs to relax and embrace the teaching methods applied. The ideal training time is between one-to-two hours dependent on what the guest would like their dog to achieve.
The Canine Country Etiquette Classes is an hour’s one-to-one tutorial and is priced at £70 and includes:
- Initial dog environment assessment
- Training needs
- Dietary advice
- Tips for guests to take away
- A certificate and luxury dog treats as a farewell gift
Other lessons available include:
- Dog Obedience – Puppy to Adult
- Canine County Etiquette
- Gundog Training
- Dog Behaviour
- Sheep Worrying Solved
- Water Training
Initial dates are; 17 January; 21 February; 21 March 2015. More dates to follow.
Please note, the ideal training time is between one-to-two hours dependent on what is needed to achieve. For dog-friendly rooms, prices start from £235 including breakfast, plus £20 for dog, per night including VAT.