Dog Walk vs Hiking Club

The dog walk was developed by Laura Yurchak to work with dogs that were environmentally or socially fearful. Laura hosts the Dog Walk so she can walk with the group, analyze the dogs behavior and recommend treatment options.  Everyone is welcome to join us.  We have had groups of six dogs up to 26 dogs at a single dog walk.  The walks will be listed to the right of this page.  Click on the name for all of the details.  Please register to join us so we know who to be watching for.

The Hiking Club is hosted by Loving Paws trainer Jennifer Lueck. Jen will put a hike on the hiking club website the end of the week. Once it is added to the site those that have registered for past hikes will get an hiking notification for the new hike via email. If you didn’t register for a past hike you can either watch the Hiking Club website or register for a hike to get on the notification list.

The Dog Walk is welcome to all Loving Paws students and all of their dogs.  There are some rules and guidelines that will be posted below.

The Loving Paws dog walk is a little different from the Hiking Club in that Laura walks with the group and talks with people about their dogs.  It was developed to help the fearful dogs with their fears and to socialize with other dogs and people. The walk takes place every week when it is warm enough in spring, through summer and fall. Fall walks will take place on a weekend until it gets too cold to meet.  I try to rotate the walks to different locations depending on weather.  The Hiking club tends to meet even in the winter months.

Rules and Guidelines:

1. All dogs must be on leash.  If using a flexi leash it must be locked at 6ft or less.
2. You must pick up after your dog so remember to bring poop bags.
3. In warm weather it is best to bring water on the walk for you and your dog.
4. RESPECT everyone’s space which includes the other dogs.  Do not crowd any dog especially fearful dogs.