The Buddhist Dog Walker Dogwalking and Day Care in Newtown Linford, Woodhouse Eaves, Rothley, Markfield, Groby, Ratby and other local areas.
Dog Walking in Leicestershire
What we can offer:
I offer dog walking, and doggy day care services in the following locations.
Newtown Linford, Woodhouse Eaves, Rothley, Quorn, Markfield, Groby, Ratby and nearby areas.
A little about myself - Suryacitta Malcolm Smith
My name is Suryacitta Malcolm Smith I am an ordained Buddhist, author and meditation teacher based in the village of Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, where I live with Gaynor my wife and our blind Border Collie Bankei (10000 blessings), in the picture opposite.
I trained with Jan Fennel in 2009 using the Dog Listening Method, but my mindfulness and meditation work took over. Though my main occupation is still teaching, I now do less,. I have decided to take up dog walking and doggy day care again.
I run a podcast called "Walking Into Wisdom" - Reflections of a Buddhist Dog Walker These are free bite-size reflections and stories I deliver live over WhatsApp whilst walking Bankei. These have been inspired by our Bankei and how he handled losing his sight. You can listen over Apple Podcasts, Audible and YouTube etc.
Please see below for more information about walking, day care and prices.
WhatsApp Call or Text 07908957100
Bankei before he lost his sight
WALKING YOUR DOG Whilst I get to know your dog he/she will be kept on a lead until I am confident of the recall. I can develop the recall should you so wish, along with other basic commands. I can collect your dog(s) from your home and deliver him or her back safely. Depending on our argreement I can check they have fresh water and feed your dog. If your dog has got muddy I will do my best to clean him or her before allowing your dog to enter your home. Please make sure your dog is microchipped and vaccinations are up to date. PLEASE NOTE: Your dog's safety is paramount. Your dog will not be just another dog in a large and often unpredictable pack. I walk only one or two dogs at a time unless they are from the same household. We hold Dog Walking and Day Care insurance. PRICE: £18 for one dog for 60 minute walk/attention £24 for two dogs
DOGGY DAY CARE Day care is normally provided in our home. Though if necessary I can come to yours as Bankei's mummy works from home and will take care of him. We have a large house with a big enclosed garden and we are literally three minute walk from Bradgate Park and from many large open fields. Bankei visits both of these places three time a day. We will asesss that your dog is happy in our enviroment, so that your mind is put at ease. Alternatively you can visit with your dog and see for yourself. We take only one dog in at a time unless from the same household so your dog(s) will be the only dogs here apart from our Bankei who is very friendly. He just needs to sniff a little at first because of his blindness. PRICE: £26 per day includes up to three walks and lots of love and rest. First day is half price. Subject to availability We do up to 7 days dog care which can be arranged
Gaynor with Bankei and Jaya - 2019
Jaya being very protective of his ball 2020
Walking in Beacon Hill woods with our boys 2021
Far end of our garden in winter. The building you see is a kuti - meditation space
Our local fields 2022
Stanley - Jaya best mate
What People Say
"Our little Ivan stayed with Suryacitta for a week and when we returned from holiday there was our beloved little boy already at home and in great shape. Thank you Suryacitta" Betty
"We were looking for a good dog walker and we heard of this Buddhist guy with a strange name, and I must say when meeting Suryacitta it was obvious he knew dogs. Lucy was so very comfortable with him." Phil
"Highly recommended." Sue
Call or Text 07908957100