MY NAME IS MARK (SPIKE) PRIESTLEY, FOUNDER AND OWNER OF FOUR ON THE FLOOR. FOLLOWING A 25 YEAR CAREER IN TRANSPORT, I FOUND MYSELF WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO FOLLOW MY LIFE-LONG PASSION FOR ANIMALS AND FOUR ON THE FLOOR WAS BORN. I HAVE A KEEN INTEREST IN ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR ESPECIALLY DOGS, AND HAVE ATTENDED HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY FOR THE PDTI DOG COMPANION SEMINAR AND INITIAL PET DOG COMPANION TRAINING. I WILL BE ATTENDING FURTHER COURSES AND STUDY FOR A DIPLOMA IN CANINE BEHAVIOUR. AS AN OWNER OF TWO DOGS I HAVE HAD A LOT OF DOG HANDLING EXPERIENCE AND THROUGH MY PERSONAL/WORK LIFE I HAVE HANDLED AND CARED FOR MOST ANIMALS FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FRIENDS OF FRIENDS.
The day to day running of Four on the Floor is managed by Myself, I have two dogs of my own, a 6 year old Labrador/Husky called Betty and a 9 year old Springboard (Springer Spaniel/Boarder Collie) called Geoffrey. Even though my business is relatively new I have had dogs from being a young child, and will always care for your dog/s as though they were my own whilst in my care.
I started the business because I noticed a lot of companies, who walked dogs on a regular basis, were spending more time with the dogs locked in a cage being driven in a van than actually in the outdoors being walked and having fun. This is why I feel strongly that all travelling time is kept to a minimum as I will walk your dog from as close to your home as possible.. Also because I constantly felt guilty as my walks would often get cut short due to work and other commitments.
I offer a very personal home from home boarding service for you and your dog while you’re away. Regular walks, nice garden to play in, comforts of being in a house, my dogs to play with if your dog gets on well with other dogs and the comfort of knowing your dog is getting lots of love and attention and the freedom a dog requires.
I love my dogs very much and I know how hard it is at times to take your dog to a kennel not knowing if they get a fuss or regular exercise. My dogs have their own house in the garden so your dog would have their and my house to play in and sleep day & night.
I also offer a dog walking service, a small business so no need to worry if you don’t want your dog on walks with other dogs, I’m fully insured and offer good prices and discounts for extra dogs. Please ring or email for a consultation, a free visit and a short stay to see if your dog is comfortable and friendly with me.
Please take a look at the services I provide and do not hesitate to contact me whatever it is you may require as I will endeavour to tailor any package to suit you/your circumstances.