About Yappy Trails

Yappy Trails is a professional and reliable dog walking and sitting service based in Kidlington, Oxford with Emma and Liz . Working 7 days a week, rain or shine, your dog can count on us for a fulfilling walk. We understand how important your dog is to you, which is why we treat them with as much love and care as if they were our own! Your dog will become part of the Yappy Trails pack, giving you peace of mind that your dog is in safe hands. 

Leading a busy lifestyle, it can be difficult to give your dog all the attention, exercise and socialisation they need. Giving them the opportunity to have a good run around with other four-legged friends helps to improve their wellbeing and overall happiness. We work with all breeds and ages, tailoring walks to suit their needs. Our services are flexible, with your pet being the main priority, so any special requests are very welcome! 

What to expect:

  •  A free consultation/meet and greet with you and your dog

  • Group walks with no more than 4 dogs

  • A full hour of walking time (not just from when we pick them up)

  • Ensuring dogs are well matched (age, fitness, etc)

  • Pupdates by text, as well as photos and stories on our Instagram page!

About Emma

Emma has loved dogs and animals since she can remember. For the past two years years she has worked caring for canines of all breeds in Oxford, and has now recently established Yappy Trails, taking advantage of the beautiful surrounding countryside for heaps of fun walks and lots of exploring. 

Emma's deep affection towards dogs has grown over the years, and she has learned a great deal about their behaviour, health, and physiology . This combined with her background in zoology and animal behaviour, and hands on experience with wild animals makes her very well suited to herding Hereford's hounds!

Qualifications and Skills:

  • BSc Zoology and Animal Behaviour

  • Two years dog care experience  

  • Pet First Aid + CPR certified 

  • Fully insured and DBS certified

  • Full clean driving license 

  • Safe, suitable vehicle for transporting dogs

Why "Yappy Trails"?

Yappy Trails' namesake is a lovely episode of a podcast, where a father and son debate talking when hiking, and discuss the merits of Mango as a dog name.