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TV show goes behind the scenes at dog "hotel"

The Argus: TV show goes behind the scenes at dog "hotel" TV show goes behind the scenes at dog "hotel"

A “dogumentary” charting the opening of the UK’s first luxury dog spa and hotel will finish filming this week.
 

Dog Hotel follows the staff and canine guests of House of Hugo in Shoreham, which opened in July.
 

Married couple Matt and Leon Henderson-Rood put their life savings into opening the hotel, which features a doggie gym, swimming pool and four suites each equipped with a king-sized bed and flat screen TV.
 

Leon says: “We wanted to run a fun and safe environment for dogs, taking the concept of a dog-sitting service up to another level.”
 

Leon, 38, a registered canine hydrotherapist and Matt, 33, a qualified dog trainer and behaviourist, head a team of canine first aid-trained dog handlers.
 

At the hotel, described as the “ultimate dog experience" each dog is assigned a key worker and gets a one-hour walk every day.

Up to 50 dogs are cared for each day, with as many as ten of them staying overnight.
 

Pets are offered a pampering service which includes “pawdicures”, reiki, aromatherapy and homeopathy as well as one-to-one behavioural sessions and training classes.
 

Leon said: “It’s nice for people to go on holiday knowing their dogs are having a luxury holiday too.”
 

The 10-part series by Brighton-based production company Factory Films will debut this October on Watch, UKTV’s entertainment channel.
 

“The show will be great for anyone who loves dogs,” said Leon.
 

“There are a lot of heart-warming stories. We have had dogs come to us partly paralysed that have left walking.”
 

One 17-stone terrier, Alfie, was given a weight management course that shed a stone.
 

Lisa Fairbank, director of Factory Films, said: “We are looking forward to unleashing this unique ‘dogumentary’ on dog lovers around the world.”
 

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8:14am Mon 19 May 14

gheese77 says...

"One 17-stone terrier, Alfie, was given a weight management course that shed a stone" - even after the weight loss that's still one hell of a terrier
"One 17-stone terrier, Alfie, was given a weight management course that shed a stone" - even after the weight loss that's still one hell of a terrier gheese77
  • Score: 10

8:31am Mon 19 May 14

Boshay says...

Maybe it's just me but in these hard times, where people are homeless and using food banks to exist, a venture like this seem somewhat distasteful.
It probably demonstrates the ever-widening gulf between the rich and the also-rans, which according to last week's headlines, seems to have increased at an unprecedented in the last year.
Maybe it's just me but in these hard times, where people are homeless and using food banks to exist, a venture like this seem somewhat distasteful. It probably demonstrates the ever-widening gulf between the rich and the also-rans, which according to last week's headlines, seems to have increased at an unprecedented in the last year. Boshay
  • Score: -12

8:35am Mon 19 May 14

Boshay says...

Boshay wrote:
Maybe it's just me but in these hard times, where people are homeless and using food banks to exist, a venture like this seem somewhat distasteful. It probably demonstrates the ever-widening gulf between the rich and the also-rans, which according to last week's headlines, seems to have increased at an unprecedented in the last year.
*unprecedented rate*
[quote][p][bold]Boshay[/bold] wrote: Maybe it's just me but in these hard times, where people are homeless and using food banks to exist, a venture like this seem somewhat distasteful. It probably demonstrates the ever-widening gulf between the rich and the also-rans, which according to last week's headlines, seems to have increased at an unprecedented in the last year.[/p][/quote]*unprecedented rate* Boshay
  • Score: -3

9:02am Mon 19 May 14

gazzamagoo says...

Boshay wrote:
Maybe it's just me but in these hard times, where people are homeless and using food banks to exist, a venture like this seem somewhat distasteful.
It probably demonstrates the ever-widening gulf between the rich and the also-rans, which according to last week's headlines, seems to have increased at an unprecedented in the last year.
You could say that about any business. People are just trying to make a living so they themselves don't end up homeless. Or are you really saying this is a ridiculous idea for people with more money than sense? That's your opinion but how and who people spend their own money on is up to them isn't it.
[quote][p][bold]Boshay[/bold] wrote: Maybe it's just me but in these hard times, where people are homeless and using food banks to exist, a venture like this seem somewhat distasteful. It probably demonstrates the ever-widening gulf between the rich and the also-rans, which according to last week's headlines, seems to have increased at an unprecedented in the last year.[/p][/quote]You could say that about any business. People are just trying to make a living so they themselves don't end up homeless. Or are you really saying this is a ridiculous idea for people with more money than sense? That's your opinion but how and who people spend their own money on is up to them isn't it. gazzamagoo
  • Score: 13

9:29am Mon 19 May 14

salty_pete says...

gazzamagoo wrote:
Boshay wrote:
Maybe it's just me but in these hard times, where people are homeless and using food banks to exist, a venture like this seem somewhat distasteful.
It probably demonstrates the ever-widening gulf between the rich and the also-rans, which according to last week's headlines, seems to have increased at an unprecedented in the last year.
You could say that about any business. People are just trying to make a living so they themselves don't end up homeless. Or are you really saying this is a ridiculous idea for people with more money than sense? That's your opinion but how and who people spend their own money on is up to them isn't it.
Replying to the question at the end : Not if you're a socialist it isn't. For they believe that the "state" knows how to spend your money better than you do.
[quote][p][bold]gazzamagoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boshay[/bold] wrote: Maybe it's just me but in these hard times, where people are homeless and using food banks to exist, a venture like this seem somewhat distasteful. It probably demonstrates the ever-widening gulf between the rich and the also-rans, which according to last week's headlines, seems to have increased at an unprecedented in the last year.[/p][/quote]You could say that about any business. People are just trying to make a living so they themselves don't end up homeless. Or are you really saying this is a ridiculous idea for people with more money than sense? That's your opinion but how and who people spend their own money on is up to them isn't it.[/p][/quote]Replying to the question at the end : Not if you're a socialist it isn't. For they believe that the "state" knows how to spend your money better than you do. salty_pete
  • Score: -7

10:17am Mon 19 May 14

Mr chock says...

salty_pete wrote:
gazzamagoo wrote:
Boshay wrote:
Maybe it's just me but in these hard times, where people are homeless and using food banks to exist, a venture like this seem somewhat distasteful.
It probably demonstrates the ever-widening gulf between the rich and the also-rans, which according to last week's headlines, seems to have increased at an unprecedented in the last year.
You could say that about any business. People are just trying to make a living so they themselves don't end up homeless. Or are you really saying this is a ridiculous idea for people with more money than sense? That's your opinion but how and who people spend their own money on is up to them isn't it.
Replying to the question at the end : Not if you're a socialist it isn't. For they believe that the "state" knows how to spend your money better than you do.
ohhh i must not comment on this because doggy lovers hate me http://www.theargus.
co.uk/news/11217715.
Glass_door_crash_kil
ls_greyhound/?ref=ms

Tiggy the gayhound might have liked a holiday somewhere like this .. i was told in one comment that UKip are fascist i am worried the Greens dont seem that good who do i vote for.. sally_pet
[quote][p][bold]salty_pete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gazzamagoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boshay[/bold] wrote: Maybe it's just me but in these hard times, where people are homeless and using food banks to exist, a venture like this seem somewhat distasteful. It probably demonstrates the ever-widening gulf between the rich and the also-rans, which according to last week's headlines, seems to have increased at an unprecedented in the last year.[/p][/quote]You could say that about any business. People are just trying to make a living so they themselves don't end up homeless. Or are you really saying this is a ridiculous idea for people with more money than sense? That's your opinion but how and who people spend their own money on is up to them isn't it.[/p][/quote]Replying to the question at the end : Not if you're a socialist it isn't. For they believe that the "state" knows how to spend your money better than you do.[/p][/quote]ohhh i must not comment on this because doggy lovers hate me http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/11217715. Glass_door_crash_kil ls_greyhound/?ref=ms Tiggy the gayhound might have liked a holiday somewhere like this .. i was told in one comment that UKip are fascist i am worried the Greens dont seem that good who do i vote for.. sally_pet Mr chock
  • Score: -10

10:36am Mon 19 May 14

gazzamagoo says...

salty_pete wrote:
gazzamagoo wrote:
Boshay wrote:
Maybe it's just me but in these hard times, where people are homeless and using food banks to exist, a venture like this seem somewhat distasteful.
It probably demonstrates the ever-widening gulf between the rich and the also-rans, which according to last week's headlines, seems to have increased at an unprecedented in the last year.
You could say that about any business. People are just trying to make a living so they themselves don't end up homeless. Or are you really saying this is a ridiculous idea for people with more money than sense? That's your opinion but how and who people spend their own money on is up to them isn't it.
Replying to the question at the end : Not if you're a socialist it isn't. For they believe that the "state" knows how to spend your money better than you do.
But Britain is capitalist not socialist.
[quote][p][bold]salty_pete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gazzamagoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boshay[/bold] wrote: Maybe it's just me but in these hard times, where people are homeless and using food banks to exist, a venture like this seem somewhat distasteful. It probably demonstrates the ever-widening gulf between the rich and the also-rans, which according to last week's headlines, seems to have increased at an unprecedented in the last year.[/p][/quote]You could say that about any business. People are just trying to make a living so they themselves don't end up homeless. Or are you really saying this is a ridiculous idea for people with more money than sense? That's your opinion but how and who people spend their own money on is up to them isn't it.[/p][/quote]Replying to the question at the end : Not if you're a socialist it isn't. For they believe that the "state" knows how to spend your money better than you do.[/p][/quote]But Britain is capitalist not socialist. gazzamagoo
  • Score: -2

2:25pm Mon 19 May 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

A one hour walk a day is not enough for a lot of dogs. Most have a walk at least twice a day for one hour each walk.

I don't know if the Argus has made a mistake here or this is actually all this doggy hotel is offering but if it is one hour it is insufficient for a dogs needs.

Most dogs like play time and social interaction with other dogs so I hope these two dog hoteliers are giving the dogs what they need instead of silly pamper sessions which dogs don't need much of at all.
A one hour walk a day is not enough for a lot of dogs. Most have a walk at least twice a day for one hour each walk. I don't know if the Argus has made a mistake here or this is actually all this doggy hotel is offering but if it is one hour it is insufficient for a dogs needs. Most dogs like play time and social interaction with other dogs so I hope these two dog hoteliers are giving the dogs what they need instead of silly pamper sessions which dogs don't need much of at all. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 3

5:37pm Mon 19 May 14

PorkyChopper says...

Ha ha. "Dogumentary". See what they did there?
Ha ha. "Dogumentary". See what they did there? PorkyChopper
  • Score: 4

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