Below are five of London’s best dog friendly hotels because while London is home to countless pet friendly hotels, the very best dog friendly hotels in London go the extra mile and make our four-legged best friends feel extra special.

Below, we’ve rounded up our absolute favourite dogfriendly hotels in London Town, which have impressed in terms of dog friendly services, pet menus and pet amenities. So, no matter if you’re looking for a luxury five star hotel in Mayfair, or a quirky hotel in East London – we’ve got you covered.

The Athenaeum: London’s best dog friendly hotel

The Atheneum, which sits in the heart of Mayfair, is a five-star boutique hotel has all the five-star amenities you can expect from any swanky Mayfair property, but with the eclecticism and bespoke personal touch of an independent hotel. We think it is one of the best dog friendly hotels in Mayfair.

The Athenaeum fully understands that dog parents will dote on their four legged friends all year round. Its dog friendly package goes above and beyond, not just offering dog bowls and treats, but even The Athenaeum branded scarves, bow ties, teddies, dog grooming and walking services. They even offer a deep-filled hypoallergenic hollow fibre mattress, and one complimentary dish from the Mink Bar(k) Menu which includes a choice of either Roast Chicken ‘Bones’ or Steak Tartare. We also liked the little touches throughout the room, which included branded trick and treat cards.

TeamCocopup Charlie was welcomed in (almost) all public spaces, except of course, the spa and the main restaurant. However, the hotel lobby offers plenty of ambiance and pet travellers may simply opt to have dinner here instead of the restaurant if they don’t want to leave their pooches in the room. It is undoubtedly one of London’s best dog friendly hotels. Click here for our full review.

Pan Pacific London: London’s best dog friendly hotel

Pan Pacific London brings the unique flavour of Singaporean hospitality to the heart of the City and one of London’s best dog friendly hotels. The hotel towers over One Bishopgate Plaza and is just a hop skip away from Liverpool Street Station and the hipster cool bars and nightclubs of Shoreditch.

The hotel brings together a balanced blend of architecture, contemporary design and cutting-edge technology, alongside boundary-pushing holistic wellbeing. Also offering a varied selection of exciting destination restaurants and bars, Pan Pacific London is the ultimate location for classic yet accessible luxury.

From the moment we set foot in the beautiful lobby – Charlie was treated like a true VIP (Very Important Pooch). The lovely staff at the reception treated him to a banana chewie, AND a French puff pastry.

The 43-storey bronze tower offers 237 rooms which are the picture of elegance and tranquillity. Curved walls and neutral palettes welcome guests into the rooms, whilst custom headboards act as personalised art pieces, adding a layer of calm through the depiction of oak, elder, elm and maple trees.

The Paws and Pan Pacific package gives pampered pooches a true VIP stay as pets can relax and indulge with bespoke massages, reiki healing, puppy yoga and even dog walks and training sessions care of the Concierge. They even have their own breakfast and dinner menu, created by dog behaviourist and nutritionist Anna Webb, which can be served in-room or in Straits Kitchen. Click here for our full review.

Hilton Park Lane: London’s best dog friendly hotel

We recently stayed in one of the newly refurbished rooms at Hilton Park Lane. The hotel started an extensive renovation project in 2020 starting with the executive rooms in the higher floors as well as the lobby, Park Corner Brasserie, Reverie Bar and Grand Ballroom among other public spaces. The style of the refurb is modern and contemporary with playful touches of retro nostalgia.

The service is as you’d expect from any Hilton property. Friendly check-in and even a lovely handwritten note from reception greets you at the room. The rooms are dressed in an elegant, almost coastal chic, colour palette of nudes and blues, with massive windows that maximise the breath-taking views of Hyde Park and the London skyline. The rooms are generously sized and equipped with all the luxury amenities you can think of. Breakfast is served either at the Park Corner Brasserie of the Executive Lounge and we were thoroughly impressed with how the Hilton Park Lane caters to all sorts of dietary requirements too. We especially enjoyed the vegan Danishes on offer at the Executive Lounge.

Hilton Park Lane which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2023, was once the highest hotel in Europe and now offers 454 bedrooms hosting around 20,000 guests per year. The next phase of the renovation will include Galvin at Windows and the 10 Degrees Bar, which will add to the already stellar offer in this historic hotel which is still (in our very humble opinion) reaching new heights and breaking boundaries to this day. Plus, it’s pet-friendly too. Click here for our full review.

Kimpton Fitzroy: London’s best dog friendly hotel

Undoubtedly one of London’s most luxurious addresses, everyone certainly knows about the Kimpton Fitzroy. But did you know that the hotel offers a whole menu of luxury pet pampering services too?

Kimpton Fitzroy teamed up with luxury dog-walking and day-care company The Hound Hut to offer VIP guests (very important pooches) a truly elevated hotel experience. With this, hotel guests can book royal pampering and dog walks around Bloomsbury straight with the hotel’s concierge team. The services include two to three hour walks and even day care services.

We love that there are no size, weight or breed restrictions for pets at the Kimpton Fitzroy – which goes to show how deep their pet-friendly policies go. Plus, TeamCocopup Charlie is allowed in many common areas including the lobby and Burr & Co. These incredible pet-friendly policies can be attributed to the hotel’s adorable Director of Pet Relations Winston, who (if you’re lucky) may be there to welcome you with a paw and tail wag.

We stayed in one of the elegant one bedroom suites, which boasted some incredible park views of Russell Square. The spacious suites feature a separate sitting area, a gorgeous four poster king-sized bed, a beautiful balcony and Nespresso machine and tea facilities. There is also a dog bed, dog bowls and treats for Charlie – which he absolutely adored. Click here for our full review.

Hart Shoreditch: London’s best dog friendly hotel

Part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, Hart Shoreditch London is quite literally in the beating heart of everything and anything in Shoreditch. During London Fashion Week, it was a stone’s throw away from all the major East London venues, it’s also just a quick stroll away from the bars and nightclubs of Shoreditch High Street, Old Street and Great Eastern Street.

Every room in Hart Shoreditch is dog-friendly – which is a bonus for us. We were originally booked into one of the Deluxe suites, but for an easy £40 for our two-night stay. The King Junior Suites are chic, cosy and come with an array of luxury amenities. Comfy bedding, stylish interiors, Norwegian toiletries and of course tea and coffee amenities too. Charlie was greeted with a doggy bowl and doggy bed, and a bag of treats – which he of course, appreciated.

In terms of dog-friendliness, TeamCocopup Charlie is allowed absolutely everywhere. He accompanied us during our meetings at the Mostrador Bar, treated himself to some steak offcuts during our dinner at the restaurant, enjoyed the fresh morning sunlight at breakfast and of course – made plenty of new friends all over the hotel lobby too. In fact, we were so impressed with our stay at Hart Shoreditch, that we did come back, just a week later, turning it into our base for London Fashion Week. For the price, quality, service and location – it is certainly East London’s best dog friendly hotel. Click here for our full review.

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If you are a travel enthusiast with a furry friend, leaving them behind can be stressful for you and your dog. However, it is not always possible to take them along, especially if you are traveling on long-haul flights. 

Flights are stressful for dogs. Excessive temperature variations and poor sanitation can be painful for your pet. So, most dog parents prefer road trips to enjoy the scenic beauty of America. 

It is relatively easier for your canine companion because you can take stops and relax at the first indication of symptoms showing discomfort in your dog. 

Join us in this blog post as we delve into the key pointers to guarantee an unforgettable adventure for you and your furry friend—free from inconveniences or setbacks.

Pre-trip Planning

This time, when you are zeroing in on a destination, ensure that it is pet-friendly and your dog will not have any issues there. With the destination sorted, it’s time for you to take out the road map of the journey.

Choose the route that has dog-friendly rest stops and parks at decent intervals. However calm your dog may appear to be, they always need breaks to stretch and relax. 

Before at least a week or so, get your dog checked by a veterinarian. You need to make sure that your furry friend is up-to-date on all the essential vaccinations and preventive medications. 

Now, while on the trip, your dog will be away from his kennel and/or his market spots at your home. It might get anxious or restless to poop or pee in new spaces, especially when on the road. You need to give your dog the necessary potty training.

Since a yard generally offers the most feasible space for your dog to take a dump, you might want to have a final look at the area before leaving. You do not want to come back to molasses and other unwanted weeds, right? 

So, even if you are busy with packing and other stuff, you can call for a dog waste removal service a few days before you leave for the trip. These professionals will take care of every corner of the yard, while you can prepare for the trip.

Packing Essentials For Your Dog

Before you hit the gas, let’s talk about packing essentials for your dog. After all, you wouldn’t forget your toothbrush, would you? First things first, pack an ample supply of their preferred food and treats. You do not want to run around on your vacation searching for your friend’s favorite treat. 

Also, carry collapsible bowls that are easy to pack, and give food and water to your dog. Now, it is time to talk about safety. If you are planning to buy a new leash and collar and take it on vacation, it is suggested that you try it out on your dog for a few days. It should be comfortable and fit properly around your dog’s neck.

If possible, attach identification tags to the leashes for the worst. Also, remember to bring along any essential medications or supplements. When traveling across state or international borders, you need to carry all the necessary documents for your dog. These may include adoption papers, medical history, and a recent health certificate. 

Setting Up Your Vehicle

Now that you know what to carry as necessities for your pet dog, it is time to set sight on preparing your vehicle to give your pup a conducive environment. 

First and foremost, let’s discuss the importance of ensuring your furry friend’s safety. There are several options available to you: a crate, a harness, or a barrier. Find the perfect match for your dog’s size, temperament, and your car’s layout. 

Moreover, you would want to get a proper servicing done for your car before you set out. Yes, the basic check-up is needed so that it does not break down in the journey. However, another very important reason is to check for the car’s cooling/heating and ventilation systems. You do not want your dog to be sweating in the back or shivering in his crate. 

Naturally, it’s important to consider safeguarding your car’s interior from unavoidable pet messes. Using seat covers or blankets is essential for keeping your car clean and free from hair and dirt. For those who are well-prepared, it may be wise to consider purchasing waterproof mats or liners. These can be incredibly useful in cases of accidents or when dealing with muddy paw prints.

Moreover, be careful when disposing of your pet’s excreta in public. It is best to have pockets set up in your vehicle where you can keep the poop bags clean and safe for long hours. Be on the lookout for designated dumping areas because different states have different poop laws in America. 

On the Road

It is time, finally! Having done all the necessary background work, be relaxed on the road. Your furry friend will take cues from your mood, and you would not want it to feel stressed.  

One of the most important rules you need to follow is to not change your pup’s normal routine too much. Yes, you are on vacation, but its internal clock will still be used to the current habits. 

Stick to their regular feeding and potty break schedules as much as possible. Additionally, you must squeeze in plenty of time for them to exercise and play during stops. A well-exercised dog is a happy dog. And, according to Scoop Soldiers, it is crucial to prioritize pet hygiene to ensure their well-being and contentment.

A word of caution—never leave them unattended in the car. Even if you have left the window pane slightly open, the interiors can get heated up real quick during summer. This can be a panic situation for your dog. 

If you ever have to briefly leave your dog in the car (for example, when you quickly need to use the restroom at a rest stop), it’s important to ensure that they have access to fresh water and a cozy spot to rest.

To sum it up, taking your dog out for a vacation is not as difficult as it seems. Yes, you need thorough preparations and all the paperwork done, but that is nothing compared to your dog’s excitement. 

They are the happiest when around their owners!

While London is home to countless dog friendly hotels, the very best dog friendly hotels in London go the extra mile and make our four-legged best friends feel extra special. We checked out The Athenaum, which we think is the best dog friendly hotel in Mayfair.

The Atheneum, which sits in the heart of Mayfair, and quite literally next door to Green Park, does exactly that. This five-star boutique hotel has all the five-star amenities you can expect from any swanky Mayfair property, but with the eclecticism and bespoke personal touch of an independent hotel. We think it is one of the best dog friendly hotels in Mayfair, let TeamCocopup Charlie and doting dog mum Hannah Lynn Tan count the reasons why.

Best dog friendly hotel in Mayfair
Is The Athenaeum Mayfair’s best dog friendly hotel?

While National Pet Month has come and gone, The Athenaeum fully understands that dog parents will dote on their four legged friends all year round. Its dog friendly package goes above and beyond, not just offering dog bowls and treats, but even The Athenaeum branded scarves, bow ties, teddies, dog grooming and walking services. They even offer a deep-filled hypoallergenic hollow fibre mattress, and one complimentary dish from the Mink Bar(k) Menu which includes a choice of either Roast Chicken ‘Bones’ or Steak Tartare. We also liked the little touches throughout the room, which included branded trick and treat cards.

TeamCocopup Charlie was welcomed in (almost) all public spaces, except of course, the spa and the main restaurant. However, the hotel lobby offers plenty of ambiance and pet travellers may simply opt to have dinner here instead of the restaurant if they don’t want to leave their pooches in the room.

Best dog friendly hotel in Mayfair
The dogfriendly rooms in The Athenaeum overlook the lush greenery of Green Park

The rooms themselves were the picture of contemporary cool and feature a calming colour palette of neutrals and greens, reflecting the gorgeous tones of Green Park right outside. Our room, on the seventh floor, also boasted floor-to-ceiling bay windows, maximising the park views. We loved the little touches like the ‘Jolly Resident’ cocktail making kit and recipe card, which was a fun way to enjoy an aperitif from the comfort of your own room.

Downstairs in the basement is the small but very functional spa. As we discovered, The Athenaeum is quite popular for its spa packages and so hotel guests must book in advance to secure a one-hour slot. The spa is complete with a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, everything you need for an indulgent moment of relaxation and calm.

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The 116 Restaurant extends out onto the terrace during warm summer days

The restaurant, 116 at The Athenaeum offers elevated British classics. Led by Executive Chef Ian Howard, the restaurant offers a diverse all day menus complete with a selection of O’Shea’s Butchers UK Prime Beef Dry Aged steaks, served with Himalayan pink salt and Café de Paris butter, alongside other classic such as Risotto, Cornfed Chicken and of course a signature burger.

The starters though, were worth shouting about. We particularly loved the Haymans Gin Cured Salmon, which is served over Pea Hummus and some Gin & Tonic gel as well as the Spring Vegetable Salad with Ricotta and Baby Artichoke. Paired with the hotels’ cleverly crafted botanical cocktails, you’d be hard done to find a better table this side of Green Park.

From the warm dog friendly atmosphere, stylish rooms and of course incredible location, we think this truly is the best dog friendly hotel in Mayfair.

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TeamCocopup Charlie absolutely loved his staycation at The Athenaeum

With Green Park just across the street, The Athenaeum is literally the best place for dog owners looking for a home-from-home in Mayfair. Charlie absolutely loved running around the park and even took a gander at Buckingham Palace too. The hotel also offers Royal Parks Picnic packages which are ideal for the summer months, and even better if you have your pooch with you.

The best part about The Athenaeum though, was the truly warm and friendly service of the staff. The lovely doorman was waiting for Charlie after our walk with a bag of treats in his pocket, while Alessia our server also came round with a plate of surprises. From the warm dog friendly atmosphere, stylish rooms and of course incredible location, we think this truly is the best dog friendly hotel in Mayfair.

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

The Athenaeum understand that pets are just another furry member of the family and ensures that they are treated accordingly. The hotel is located near Hyde Park and faces Green Park, which allows dogs to explore at their leisure and off-leash. Treat your dog to a VIPUP Package, for just £40 per dog they will be treated to a deep-filled, hypoallergenic mattress, ceramic food and water bowls, a gourmet dish from the Mini Bar(k) Menu and a fetching bow tie, alongside some tasty treats to take home.

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For countless people, visiting ‘Lapland’ is a bucket list destination most people are keen to tick off early. However, with this part of the Nordic region sparsely populated, it is hard to know where to start. If you are looking for an authentic nature adventure, look no further than Muonio. With around 2,300 residents and an area of 2,039.97 km², social distancing is never an issue there.

Muonio, Finland

What makes Muonio unique? You can breathe the purest certified air in the world. They have over 200 pristine lakes and over 20 fells, and only in Lapland will you experience eight different seasons.

Where to stay in Muonio?

A great base for your arctic adventures is Harriniva Adventure Resort. They’ve been established since 1973, on the edge of Muonio village. The hotel is synonymous with wilderness adventures. Their five decades of experience have meant they’ve fine-tuned the very best outdoor adventures for their guests. You can enjoy fast-paced action with their snowmobile and husky tours. You can go white-water rafting in Europe’s longest free-flowing river, the Tornion-Muonionjoki. You can go ice-fishing under the midnight sun. They offer multi-day wilderness tours for those who want to spot exotic wildlife. Alternatively, you can just enjoy a relaxing stroll on the frozen river and get inspired by the northern lights and the multitude of stars.

What is great about supporting Harriniva Adventure Resort is that you are supporting a third-generation family business who are passionate about the surroundings. Their restaurant serves up the best of local cuisine including toast Skagen with white fish roe and reindeer served with mushroom sauce. They also have a dedicated vegetarian menu. Their resort is also great for those seeking relaxation with two riverside saunas and outdoor jacuzzis, offering tremendous views of the locality.

Saunas in Muonio

Another place to consider visiting is Jeris Lakeside Resort. It is situated by the mystical lake of Lake Jerisjärvi. It is considered sacred in indigenous Sámi mythology. Snowmobile is a great option here through the snow-covered forest and to the lake. The jewel in their crown is Arctic Sauna World. Sauna is a religion to the Finns and this is the equivalent of a shrine for locals to worship in. 

Their saunas are named after Finnish folklore gods: Tapio, Ukko, Ilmatar and Vellamo. They represent the elements: earth, fire, wind and water. For example, the most traditional smoke sauna belongs to Ukko, which is the fire sauna. They also have a Northern Lights sauna, which includes a two-floor panorama view experience. In the winter, they have ice holes for you to take a dip in before, during and after your sauna experience. It is supposedly ideal for improving blood circulation and the suppleness of your skin.

Hunter experience

If you want to experience activities like ice fishing, you need experienced guides like the teams from Hunter of the North. You’ll be transported to your fishing spot by sleigh or snowmobile. There are numerous lakes in Muonio to choose from. They will provide all the equipment needed whether it is traps and nets or fishing rods. The kind of fish you can expect to catch include whitefish, perch, pike or burbot. They will also show you how to handle and prepare the fish, before savouring a homemade lunch by the campfire.

You can also try the reindeer herder experience. You’ll get to feed reindeer in the wilderness as well as learn invaluable knowledge about this majestic animal.

Animal farm

If you are thinking of tours with huskies, reindeer or horses, then you need to check out Polar Lights Tours. They are a family-run business and have designed these experiences for all seasons. They can be paired with other activities like picking berries or paddling through crystal clear waters. They even own an aurora wilderness cabin, where you will have a chance to observe the northern lights from the comfort of your bed.

Embracing nature

If you want to learn more about local nature and culture, you should pay a visit to the Nature Centre of Kellokas. They provide in-depth information about Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park and nearby is Finland’s oldest hiking trail. The exhibitions focus on how dependent people are on nature and promote respect for Finnish wildlife. The national park is Finland’s most popular national park and was established in 1938 and includes hiking trails of varying difficulty and atmospheric campfire areas.

Whether you are a winter or a summer person, Muonio has so much to offer for outdoor aficionados.

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Being a first-time dog parent is an exciting prospect, but it often comes with a fair share of challenges. Amid the joy and enthusiasm of having a new companion, you seldom realize the responsibility it may entail. The challenge is more daunting if you adopt one with a specific health issue, such as food sensitivity. While food allergies or sensitivities may not be life-threatening, they can complicate your journey.

VCA Animal Hospitals states that an allergy can cause the immune system to overreact, leading to the production of antibodies against the allergen. Antibodies work against a particular substance, typically a complex protein or carbohydrate, in case of a food allergy. Such adverse reactions frequently follow extended exposure to a particular diet form, kind, or brand.

Conversely, food sensitivity or intolerance results from a problem with an ingredient’s digestion. As an immune system reaction is not involved, there might be less cause for concern. Either way, it is hard to see your pet suffer. However, you can ensure an easy and happy life for your dog by understanding symptoms and managing its diet.

We have a comprehensive guide to educate beginners to effectively manage food sensitivities and allergies in dogs.

Understand the Warning Signs

Warning Signs

Dogs that are allergic to certain ingredients may react adversely to certain foods. In just one hour, your pet may exhibit gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea or flatulence due to consuming the incorrect food ingredient. Due to the immunological response that allergies produce, symptoms may be more acute. Research indicates that canine allergies can lead to cutaneous adverse food reactions (CAFRs) besides GI symptoms.

The common allergy symptoms include:

  • Itching the paws, ears, belly, and rear end
  • Hives
  • Hot spots
  • Skin infections and rashes
  • Red eyes
  • Eye discharge
  • Swollen face, lips, eyelids, or ears
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Hair loss
  • Gastrointestinal problems

Since symptoms of both conditions can overlap, you must take your pet for a vet visit to figure out the actual issue.

Identify Potential Triggers

As a first-time dog parent, you may worry about contributing to the risk of allergic reactions by making wrong dietary choices for your pet. While you cannot do much about the inherent sensitivities, knowing the triggers can help with avoidance. Keeping a close eye on symptoms and maintaining a food diary to track food and associated reactions can help you identify the common trigger ingredients.

Studies show that beef, dairy, chicken, and wheat are the most common trigger ingredients. Watch out for other grains like corn and soy as well. Artificial additives and fillers can be other culprits affecting dogs of all age groups. Consider working closely with your veterinarian to conduct allergy testing and implement elimination diets to pinpoint the culprit ingredients.

Choose the Right Diet

Once you identify the ingredients that trigger food sensitivities and allergies in your pet, you have a head start against them. The next step is to choose a diet that fulfills their nutritional needs while avoiding those triggers. Opt for trusted brands offering hypoallergenic or limited ingredient formulas tailored for dogs with food sensitivities.

Vets recommend novel protein sources such as salmon, duck, or venison and easy-to-digest carbohydrates like peas and sweet potatoes to limit the risk of allergic reactions. At this point, you should consider your pet’s individual needs along with their food sensitivities.

Let us say you bring home a puppy that requires optimal nutrition to drive growth but also needs protection from environmental and food sensitivities. Hill’s Derm Complete Puppy Food is a specially designed therapeutic food that offers the best of both worlds. With its nutritional focus on puppies, the product promises rich nutrients for growth. At the same time, it prevents reactions to food and the environment.

According to PetCareRx, this product is enriched with bioactives and phytonutrients that support your puppy’s skin health from within. With an appropriate diet, you can ensure good health, comfort, and safety of your dog, regardless of its age and health concerns.

Read Labels Carefully

When it comes to introducing a new food or product to your dog, you should do your homework thoroughly. Read the labels carefully to understand the ingredients in the particular food product. Follow the same for dog treats because enthusiastic first-timers often miss out on this aspect. You should know every ingredient your dog eats and understand whether it works for its sensitive gut.

Avoid anything with the identified trigger ingredients and any artificial additives, preservatives, or fillers as these may exacerbate your pet’s sensitivities. Prioritize brands offering quality ingredients, rigorous testing, and transparent labeling practices. Also, go slow when transitioning your pet to a new diet or treats. Start by mixing small amounts with their current diet and monitor your dog closely to note the reactions.

Ensure Regular Monitoring and Adjustments


PetMD notes that food allergies in dogs cannot be cured altogether. However, you can manage them with appropriate diet therapy in the long term. Avoidance of allergic ingredients is equally important. Consider it an ongoing process that requires regular monitoring and dietary adjustments. Keep track of the symptoms and behavior of your pet, and be ready to change their diet or feeding routine as necessary.

Also, schedule regular vet check-ups to monitor and discuss your dog’s progress and address any concerns. For a first-timer dealing with food sensitivities or allergies, veterinary support can be a lifesaver. Ask questions regarding treats and table scraps because overlooking these aspects can land your pet in deep trouble. Also, seek recommendations for supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids or digestive enzymes to support your pet’s overall health.

In conclusion, bringing home a dog with food sensitivities or allergies means an extra set of responsibilities for owners. First-timers may stress even more because the wrong food can trigger discomfort for their pets. However, you should not resist adopting a dog you love, just because you may need to work a little harder with its diet. This first-timer’s handbook offers valuable advice you can rely on to raise a happy and healthy canine companion despite its diet-related struggles.

Just a one hour and thirty minute train journey away from Paddington is the lovely Hotel du Vin Cheltenham; a glorious home-from-home in the beautiful regency era town of Cheltenham.

Pat of the Hotel du Vin Group and Fraser’s Hospitality, Hotel du Vin Cheltenham occupies a beautiful building in Cheltenham’s chic Montpellier district. Picture handsome Regency-era mansions, and tree-lined crescents that look like they could’ve been lifted off the set of Bridgerton.

There are 49 individually designed bedrooms and suites, which have undergone a recent (and extensive) refurb to capture the rustic allure of country living, while still celebrating the English Heritage style of the Hotel du Vin collection.

This fabulously dog-friendly hotel is centred around a sprawling bar and restaurant and of course – an impressive wine cellar. (After all – a Hotel du Vin would not be complete without a healthy array of vintages that would impress even the most discerning wine connoisseur).

We stayed in the sprawling De Trafford Suite, which is as impressive as it sounds. Occupying the square footage of what seems like an entire London terraced house; the suite features vibrant decoupage wallcoverings with English antique prints that are equal parts eclectic, joyful and timeless.

A rich tapestry inspired by Mulberry Home’s flying ducks’ prints, inspire colour scheme of the room, which blends duck egg blue with sage green and bright orange accents. There is of course, a large king sized bed complete with headboard by Colefax and Fowler, a meticulously preserved wooden mantlepiece; and a newly refurbished bathroom with tiles form Solus ceramics.

There are plenty of creature comforts too. Handsprung mattresses, fine Egyptian linens, plasma TVs and a handsome rolltop bath, which is a thing of beauty and the perfect spot to relax after a day of exploring.

There is also a completely separate seating area; perfect for getting lost in a good book or film. For Charlie, we were greeted with a comfy dog bed, dog bowls and doggy care package complete with snacks and tennis ball (his favourite). So – he truly did feel like four-legged VIP from the moment we check in.

Not every space is dog friendly though, which is worth noting. But even if the main Bistro du Vin restaurant isn’t dog friendly per se, pet travellers can enjoy a delicious meal at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham upstairs in one of two lounge areas or at the bar.

Guests who are staying in one of Hotel du Vin’s inclusive packages can enjoy three course meals as part of their stay. Certain dishes though like the steaks, scallops and beef bourguignonne come with added supplements, but with most dishes priced below £20 – the entire menu Bistro du Vin’s menu is fabulously affordable.

Beyond the Hotel du Vin, Cheltenham has plenty to explore for pet friendly travellers. There are plenty of charming cafes and restaurants, and glorious parks that are within walking distance from the hotel – perfect for a day out in the sun with your pup. A lot of the cute boutiques, complete with stylish knick knacks, are pet friendly too. There are also a few noteworthy National Heritage Houses and the always enjoyable Cotswolds Wildlife Park which are within a short drive away.

Overall, if you’re looking for an idyllic slow weekend getaway with your four-legged pooch, look no further than the Hotel du Vin. Excellent service, luxurious rooms and a delectable menu of food and wine, Hotel du Vin is a veritable home away from home in the heart of Cheltenham and we shall surely be returning.

A 1-night stay at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham costs from £110 in March. Book online at

Bernedoodles are a mix of poodles and Bernese mountain dogs. The breed became popular in 2003 when breeders across the United States created more reliable crossbreeds. Today, bernedoodles are available as a standard breed or a miniature breed. The standard breed is larger than the miniature breed, whereas the mini breed is closer in size to small dogs. Still, because the Bernese mountain dog is large, even the small breed can result in a dog that’s 20-40 pounds.

If you’re curious about this breed, you’re in the right place. Read on to learn about what a bernedoodle is mixed with, and then check out this complete guide to find out everything you need to know about caring for a Bernedoodle.

What Is a Bernedoodle?

A bernedoodle is a cross between a poodle and a Bernese mountain dog. Breeding these dogs results in a dog that shares traits with a poodle and a Bernese mountain dog. These dogs can be on the larger size but there is also a mini breed that’s smaller than the standard bernedoodle. When it comes to their purpose, bernedoodles are sought after because they don’t shed a lot. It turns out that when you combine the poodle with the Bernese mountain dog, you get a dog that barely sheds its coat.

What Is a Bernedoodle Mixed With?

While we covered what a bernedoodle is, we can still get more specific. This is because bernedoodles can be mixed with several types of poodles. For example, the standard breed is mixed with the standard poodle, but this isn’t true for the other versions of the breed. For example, the mini bernedoodle is a mix between the miniature poodle and the Bernese mountain dog.

Additionally, there is a toy version of the Bernese mountain dog. This breed is a cross between the toy poodle and the Bernese mountain dog. Therefore, there are a handful of ways that this can go.

What Size Is a Bernedoodle?

The bernedoodle comes in two sizes. There is a standard breed that can weigh 50-90 pounds and a miniature breed that weighs 25-50. That said, some bernedoodles are closer to the size of toy breed dogs. In these cases, you might find a bernedoodle mixed with a toy poodle that only weighs 10-15 pounds. Still, size aside, many of the poodle and Bernese mountain dog traits are present in these dogs at any size.

What Is a Bernedoodle’s Temperament?

The bernedoodle is a temperate dog. It’s a cross between the poodle and Bernese mountain dog, which are two intelligent and responsive breeds. This makes them easy to train and you shouldn’t have any issues teaching them commands. In fact, these dogs are calm and smart enough to work as service dogs, therapy dogs, and work dogs. Their temperament is perfect for being around children and small animals as well. While they have a slight prey drive, socialization at a young age can prevent any problems from happening.

Are Bernedoodles Energetic?

Yes, bernedoodles are energetic. Poodles and Bernese mountain dogs are known for their energy, so it’s no surprise that they need space to play and roam around. You should take them on frequent walks and ensure that they get at least one hour of exercise per day. Otherwise, you can end up with a rowdy dog that doesn’t have a way to expend their energy.

Are Bernedoodles Easy to Train?

Yes, bernedoodles are easy to train. It’s easy for them to learn commands, and if you socialize with them from a young age, they will get along with other dogs and animals. Make sure you take the time needed to train them, and we recommend starting at a young age. It also helps to get a professional if you’re having trouble training your bernedoodle.

Adopt a Bernedoodle Today

Bernedoodles are some of the best dogs you can adopt. The combination of a poodle and a Bernese mountain dog creates a responsive dog that knows how to learn new commands, please their owner, and much more. In fact, they’re also a good choice for service dog work. That said, make sure you adopt a bernedoodle from a reliable source and make sure you choose the appropriate size. There is a lot of variation between standard bernedoodles and toy bernedoodles.

When it comes to who a bernedoodle is good for, the answer is anyone with enough space. Whether you’re a first-time dog owner or have a family with children, bernedoodles can adapt and become a part of your family.

Too many times in the past have you found yourself worrying about your puppy being alone in the living room without a way to mention it wants to go outdoors? That is what the new technology of the dog doorbell training device has come to offer to dog owners.

No dog type cannot be influenced and benefit from this simple device that is conveniently adjusted on your door. Let’s discuss more about that to give you the true essence of dog training and how you could be accountable for your puppies, who will be happy ever after living with you in the same place.

Introduction to Innovative Dog Doorbell Training

Just forget about the scratched doors and the damage created by puppies who desperately want to go outside for a walk -or even worse- to pee. With the right dog doorbell training device, you can be sure to stick it safely on your front door without the risk of damaging its sensitive wooden parts. The device has some replaceable batteries that take too long to fade away. Every time your dog needs to get out of the home, it can press on the doorbell, and you will surely know about it. The doorbell has some connection with your Wi-Fi to ensure that you will get a notification on your smartphone each time your puppy steps on the doorbell. Nothing could be simpler than that!

Step-by-Step Guide to Training Your Dog with the Doorbell Device

There are some easy steps to follow to start training your dog with the doorbell device. First, you need to isolate your home from any other sound or disturbance. Then, you need to get your dog close to the door and start pressing the doorbell using its legs. After the doorbell rings, you should give your puppies a treat. That is the perfect way to let them know that you are mindful of their needs, and every time they want to visit the garden, they should step on the doorbell to allow them to hear from themselves. The doorbell is extremely soft to the touch so that puppies can even press it successfully and let you know they are in a hurry to get out.

Enhancing Home Security and Convenience with a Dog Doorbell

Another useful aspect that you need to know when you install a dog doorbell is the convenience it offers you with enhanced home security. Your dogs can act as lifeguards for your home, and when they listen to an uninvited guest coming, they can be trained to step on the doorbell. That can set a silent alarm for you to check your cameras and even call security patrol. At the same time, your dog would be protected inside your premises, and you will have won a precious additional measure of security and safety for your home!

Success Stories: Real-Life Benefits of Dog Doorbell Training

It would be best not to listen to our theories. Reading reviews about people who have already used and installed the dog doorbell training system will surely persuade you to buy yours right away online. The truth is that most dog owners are pleased to have installed such a device at home. The reviews are extremely positive, and all users point out the ease of the doorbell ringing and the short time it took them to train their dogs to press the button. It’s an easy process that enhances your communication with your dog even when you have a big home and you cannot be in direct touch all the time with your beloved pets.

Maintaining Your Dog Doorbell Device for Long-Term Use

There is no need for specific maintenance for your dog’s doorbell training device. Once you unbox the doorbell, you simply need to install it on your door, and you are practically ready to connect it to the wireless network of your home. Then, you only need to replace each battery every year when they are in a low level of energy, and that will give you enough time to consider what you will do next with your dog.


So, if you have a beautiful house that you want to keep in good condition, it’s better to install a dog doorbell training system right away. It’s the only thing that will make your door live a lot longer and ensure that you will know and identify the needs of your dog anytime and even from a long distance.

Dog doorbell training systems are small and discrete, allowing you only to know what they are since visitors cannot easily see them, especially when you place them on the lower part of your front door. Finally, here’s a device that will give you freedom and communication with your pets all day long!

On a perfect late summer afternoon, TeamCocopup Charlie made his way to The Fugitive Motel. An achingly cool all day bar and restaurant that oozes mid-century modern personality without any fuss.

Located right by the arches on Bethnal Green, The Fugitive Motel is a great place to enjoy everything from artisanal coffee to vegan pizzas and craft tipples with your favourite furry friends.

Fugitive Motel takes inspiration from the classic American motels of the late 1950s and 60s and features plenty of quirky industrial elements mixed in with colourful retro design details. The bar is a mad men style wood and granite bar offering an impressive variety of craft beers from local and international producers. The booths — with some welcome kitsch details — are exceptionally charming. You almost feel like you are transported to an easy diner in palm springs.

The menu is as easy as the interiors and has plenty of sharing options, but the star of the show has to be the pizza. We had the Ole Faithful which is a delicious blend of prosciutto, rocket, olives, and mozzarella. The Smokey One is a great option for meat lovers, and offers spicy nduja sausages, sweet pepper, chorizo, red onion, smoked mozzarella and pesto. The ice cream is worth shouting about too. Don’t leave Fugitive Motel without a scoop (or three) of the Ricotta ice cream, it’s the perfect dessert to indulge in this season.

This versatile all day spot is great for prolonged brunches, co-working, early dinners, late night drinks, shuffleboard competitions, and of course — doggy dates. Fugitive Motelis extremely dog-friendly, with pups even allowed on the booths. During our visit, we had at least two other doggy neighbours who were definitely enjoying their stay. Because no matter what you’re in the mood for,there’s a vacancy for everyone at The Fugitive Motel – especially for four legged guests.

Hailed as one of New York’s beloved vegan fast casual brand, by CHLOE.’s Covent Garden home is soon becoming London’s favourite plant-based restaurant. If you’re looking to indulge in some tea and cakes, minus all the guilt, then by CHLOE.’s Afternoon Tea is definitely the afternoon Tea for you.

Served in the two candy coloured long tables in the middle of by CHLOE.’s totally Instagrammable space, the Afternoon Tea is composed of British inspired tea sandwiches and cakes — but with a healthy twist! For instance, the tuna in the classic tuna sandwich has been made with chickpeas, the Egg Salad is made with Tofu, and the Smoked Salmon is made with marinated tomato filets, seaweed, and smoked chipotle. Moving onto desserts, the tea cake selection is composed of baby cakes, cupcakes, and scones made with special egg and butter-free flour. All washed down with some tea selections from by CHLOE.’s official tea partner, Good & Proper Tea. (We swear, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference in taste, but your body will thank you afterwards!) So everyone from vegetarians and vegans alike can rejoice and partake in the quintessentially British tradition without having to worry about a thing.

TeamCocopup Charlie didn’t miss out on the plant-based action too, because he got his own bag of 100% organic and plant based Peanut Butter Dog Treats from by CHLOE.’s in-house brand of healthy doggy treats. So if you’re looking for ways to spend an afternoon with your pup this spring, then definitely pop into by CHLOE. – for some afternoon tea that’s easy on the eyes and even easier on your health. After a busy work week and lots of boozy after-work situations, by CHLOE.’ s British inspired Afternoon Tea was exactly what this mum and pup needed to recharge and refresh for the week ahead.
by CHLOE.’s Afternoon Tea will be available Thursday to Sunday from 2.30pm to 6pm at both UK locations, with bookings to be made via the website, This will be the first-time customers are able to reserve a table at both Covent Garden and One Tower Bridge venues. Reservations are only accepted for Afternoon Tea. The Afternoon Tea will be priced at £20 per person with the option to add bubbles for £7.50.