Has your pooch been an especially good boy or girl lately? Then it’s time for a treat.Pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen is hosting a two-day pop-up next week in Belgravia on 26-27 October and it’s dedicated entirely to our furry friends. Please welcome House of Treats, a space where pups can do pretty much anything they want, without getting into trouble.
The best part? You don’t need to clean up after them.There are five different experiences on offer, including ‘Petflix & Chill’ – a doggy den with sofas and canine-friendly films playing on a loop, as well as movie snacks – and a specially-created laundry room, filled with socks; socks in a washing machine, socks in a laundry basket and socks hanging from washing lines.
After the pooches have exhausted themselves from playing with socks, they can slip into a doggy bath robe and visit the mini dog spa for a treatment – choose from paw, tummy, back or hot bone massage.
Elsewhere, dogs will be enjoying bubbles – the bath kind – with some quiet time in the tub, including shower caps and squeaky rubber ducks for those who fancy it.
No pet pop-up would be complete without some outdoor space to revel around in.
The animals are welcome to explore the garden, which has been transformed into an ‘autumn wonderland’.
They can get as messy as they want, playing with leaves, rolling around in the dirt or hunt for Proper Treats – the newly launched dog snack from Lily’s Kitchen – in fact, there’s an actual wheelbarrow filled with the goodies. ‘Lily’s Kitchen believes pets are family and they bring so much love to our home, which is why we’ve created a house that’s specially designed to treat them,’ said Henrietta Morrison, founder of Lily’s Kitchen.
Be realistic. Unrealistic goals will only prevent you from growing. There are two common mistakes a dog owner can make that will slam the brakes hard on any potential progress you might be hoping for. First, the expectations we place on our dogs and ourselves. The misguided belief that your dog “should” be performing or responding at a certain predetermined level. Another mistake many owners make is having unrealistic assumptions. Many of us assume that our dog understands what we want and that he knows what we’re asking of him. As if that wasn’t bad enough, some of us assume that the dogs failure to perform means he’s either rebelling, stubborn, or just plain stupid.
‘House of Treats leaves dogs to their own devices and allows them to enjoy their own little moments of joy.’
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The experience is open from 10am to 6pm each day, with 30-minute slots available to book and there’a a maximum of two dogs per entry.
Now for the bad news – unfortunately, tickets are currently sold out. But, walk-ins are welcome. so why not swing by during your daily dog walk, and see if someone else has cancelled?
Keep your paws crossed.