Barker's Doggie Day Care

Offering K9 socialisation, Dog Day Care and Puppy Training Classes in Weston-Super-Mare!  

James Barker


Hi, my name's James and I am most likely to be the person you speak to or see at our day care. I am fully qualified in Animal Management . In my previous job as a Zoo Keeper I gained a wide range of experience working with a variety of different animals ranging from rhino, giraffe, zebra to farm livestock including cattle, sheep and goats. I went straight from the zoo to take over from my wife in our dog walking business, Happy Paws. I have always loved dogs and that has only increased whilst having the opportunity to spend all day walking with them so when I saw a chance to set up a Day Care and expand the business I couldn't resist!

Gabrielle Barker

Hi, I'm Gabby and I am married to James. I also have qualifications in Animal Care as well as similar zoo experience to James. I originally set up our dog walking business (Happy Paws) in Clevedon in 2009, which we had to relocate to Weston-super-Mare when my family moved here in 2010 where we built such a good customer base that I could no longer cope on my bike leading James to take over in 2011. I have always had a keen interest in dogs, especially in behaviour, psychology and training  and am currently studying towards further qualifications in this field. I also love running the puppy classes where I am able to meet new owners and their puppies and help them to build a strong bond together through training. I am always on hand to offer any training tips or advice to anyone when needed and always happy to do so!