The end goal is to establish calm energy
The first time I ever saw a pack was at Lake Miramar. The Pet Whispers had 30 dogs between two of them. I was there training for a race and seeing them stopped me in my tracks.
Not only were the dogs calm. They were coordinated and in rhythm. I promptly signed up to join them at their future walks.
Currently The Pet Whisperers hold a training class on Saturdays so they no longer host the pack walks. Which is why Ruby from Real Pet Food and I decided to get together to hold our own.
Prior to starting the pack walk
We’ll start off with a Short Leash Social to establish calm energy and sit/stand as a group.
We don’t encourage our dogs to sniff, play or interact with each other because certain behavior while on leash can often be misunderstood by reactive dogs.
Goal for the pack walk
Our goal is to walk as a pack – close enough for positive interactions – far enough as needed if your dog is reactive. We’ll take a few water breaks. Typically we’ll go out about 1.5 miles and turn around and come back.
Who is welcome
All dogs are welcome. We encourage you to take extra precaution to make all canine interactions positive.
If your dog tends to lunge or is reactive, please let other dog owners around you know that your dog needs their space and stand in the outer circles so you’re further away from the other dogs.
Our aim is to create a safe, structured and non confrontational way to socialize our dogs.
This a short leashed event. We want to teach our dogs to coexist in peace and learn to manage anything that might trigger them. If you have a reactive dog – a yellow bandana helps signal your dog needs space.
When do we have them and were?
We meet every other Saturday at 8:30am. We alternate between Lake Hodges and Lake Miramar. Please RSVP on our Meet Up page.