A free structured walk around Lake Hamilton for almost any dog.
All owners and dogs are encouraged to come along to our structured social walks. You're welcome to bring the kids, bring the partner or your friend along for a nice structured walk and build a loving, caring dog community.
This is a great way to have your dogs co-existing with other dogs and people.
The catch! -NO dog to dog interaction! None! No exceptions! -Reactive dogs welcome, however, any dogs with behaviour problems must be labelled as such. Eg, "give space"/ "anxious"/ "no dogs" / "do not pat" -All dog to dog reactive dogs must be muzzled -Under no circumstances is a dog to be off lead! You will be asked to leach your dog or leave the group if you will not comply -No long lines (no lead longer than 6ft) -Owners are responsible for picking up after their dog -Owners are responsible for giving their dog access to water -Owners are responsible for their own dogs -No 'dog to dog or 'dog to human' (aggressive) dogs
(Please note assistance will be available by me for any behaviour issues that arise during the walk and all dogs will be monitored by me for the safety of the group. There is no need to book, however, if you have dog with any behaviour issues please notify me via email before attending)
and lastly- Please be mindful of others. Bullying and discouragement won't be tolerated. Not all dogs like other dogs and that's okay! This does not mean they can't come along and be exposed to other dogs and people in a controlled and managed way. Having a dog with reactivity is stressful enough without the second degree from other dog owners or a lack of respect for there space. This community walk is to create a dog culture full of support, patience and kindness from other owners and from dog trainers. So please don't be discouraged to bring dogs who need some space! This is a good controlled environment to begin getting exposure to other dogs. I just ask that you take the necessary precautions and listen to the advice of a trainer.