Do you love walking your dog but wish you had some company? Do you want to help your dog socialize with other dogs in a safe and structured way? Would you like to learn more about dog behaviour and training from experienced professionals?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be interested in joining our pack walk events!
What are pack walk events?
Pack walk events are group walking sessions that we organize regularly for dog owners and their furry friends. We meet at a designated location and walk together for about an hour, following some basic rules and guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort.
Pack walks are not playtime for dogs. They are meant to provide exercise, training, and socialization for dogs and humans. Dogs walk on leashes, often in single file, and keep a respectful distance from each other. They learn to coexist peacefully with other dogs and to follow their owners’ commands.
Pack walks are also an excellent opportunity for dog owners to meet new people, share tips and stories, and have fun. You can make new friends, learn from each other, and support each other in your dog parenting journey.
What are the benefits of pack walks?
Pack walks have many benefits for both dogs and humans. Here are some of them:
Pack walks provide physical exercise for dogs and humans. Walking is a low-impact activity that can help burn calories, strengthen muscles, improve cardiovascular health, and reduce stress.
Pack walks provide mental stimulation for dogs and humans. Walking in a new environment exposes dogs to different sights, sounds, and smells, which can enrich their sensory experience and keep them curious and alert. Walking with other people and dogs also challenges dogs to pay attention to their owners and to behave well in a group setting.
Pack walks provide socialization for dogs and humans. Dogs are social animals that need positive interactions with other dogs and humans. Pack walks can help dogs overcome fear, anxiety, or aggression issues by exposing them to other dogs in a controlled and non-threatening way. Pack walks can also help humans socialize with other dog owners and form a sense of community and belonging.
Pack walks provide training for dogs and humans. Walking with other dogs can teach dogs to walk nicely on a leash, to listen to their owners, and to follow basic commands. Walking with other dog owners can also teach humans how to handle their dogs better, how to communicate with them effectively, and how to deal with different situations that may arise during a walk.
How do you join our pack walk events?
If you are interested in joining our pack walk events, here are some steps you need to take:
Visit our website and check out our upcoming events. We usually have one walk every week, depending on the weather and the availability of our staff and volunteers. We also post the details of our events on our Facebook page and Instagram account.
Register for the event that suits your schedule and location. You can register online through our website or by contacting us via email or phone. Registration is free, but we appreciate any donations that can help us cover the costs of organizing the events.
Prepare yourself and your dog for the event. Make sure your dog is healthy, vaccinated, and microchipped. Bring a leash, a collar, a harness, poop bags, water, and treats for your dog. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for yourself. Arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the event.
Follow the instructions of our staff and volunteers during the event. They will guide you through the route, the rules, and the safety measures of the pack walk. They will also answer any questions and help you with any issues. They are there to ensure you and your dog have a positive and enjoyable experience.
Want to see what our pack walk events look like?
Check out our YouTube videos, where we share some highlights and testimonials from our previous events. You can also subscribe to our channel to get notified of our latest videos.
We hope to see you and your dog at our next pack walk event!