WHAT IS A PACK WALK?

Pack Walks are for exclusive for Dharma clients that have completed programs and/or gotten approval from their trainer to attend the walks! 

21915 CESSNA AVE

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA

10-11am

1st SAT of the MONTH

*Check our Facebook for details and cancellations

 

Walking with a pack of dogs is an entirely different experience for your dog versus walking alone.  There is a shift in energy that you can feel and see in the dog's behavior and attitude.   We believe that walking together meets the innate need that dogs have to belong to and to roam together as a pack.

 

Pack-walking allows a dog to experience that sense of belonging with other dogs.  The walks are also a great opportunity for a dog to practice their socialization skills such as meeting or passing other dogs and people, and not reacting, behaving well on leash, and experiencing a variety of locations, environments, and situations!

 

Pack-walks are an especially good place to start for dogs who are on the shy, timid, or anxious side as it gives them a chance to meet other dogs whom they may be able to play with off-leash with someday.  If that is too hefty of a goal for your dog, then just learning to tolerate being in the presence other dogs is a great achievement and helps makes your walks a more peaceful experience.

 

It is a good place to start for dog owners if their dogs cannot be off leash to be able to provide them with a pack.  For people, a pack walk is not only a good chance to get some fresh air and exercise, spend some time with your dog, and work on your dog's socialization, but it is also a great way to meet people yourself!  It is so nice to be able to connect with other dog-lovers who can certainly relate to what you are going through!

 

 COST: $15 PER WALK

**PORTIONS OF THE PROCEEDS GO TO DHARMA DOG PROJECT DOGS, RESCUES & SHELTERS

 COST: $100 YEARLY PACKAGE

*10 WALKS IN A PACKAGE DONATION

**PORTIONS OF THE PROCEEDS GO TO DHARMA DOG PROJECT DOGS, RESCUES & SHELTERS

PACK WALKING TIPS

 

  • Please arrive at 15 min early in order to hear proper instructions for your dogs and to ensure we are prepared to walk together; gives your dogs a little time to acclimate

  • Please have your dog already fitted with a proper collar and leash.  This will be addressed on our private session. 

  • Make sure you wear proper shoes and clothing for a two mile hike. 

  • Bring water if your dog for our breaks and for the end of the walk. 

  • Focus on keeping calm energy and interrupting any long stares.

  • Please don't be embarrassed if your dog has a meltdown, we address any issues someone is having and then move on as a pack, also please look for me to direct our pack in the appropriate direction.

  • When we pass runners or other people with their dogs, we always ask that you place yourself in between the other person and your dog, to help your dog relax.

  • If we encounter any loose dogs stay calm and we will address the situation.

  • Learn to appreciate the small victories and calmness your dog will start to exhibit being around other people and dogs during the walk. 

Training clients this experience is so important for our your dogs and cannot be replicated! Mark your calendars!

 

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The Heartland's Dog Training & Behavior Specialists

"Our goal is to empower dog owners with the tools to help keep their dogs healthy,

happy and in their homes!"

 

 

LOCATED IN POTTAWAMIE COUNTY

SERVING SOUTHWEST IOWA & THE GREATER OMAHA, NE METRO AREA:

IOWA: Council Bluffs, Crescent, Honey Creek, Underwood, Neola, Oakland, Carson, Treynor, Macedonia, Henderson, Silver City, Mineola, Glenwood, Hastings, Malvern, Emerson, Pacific Junction, Red Oak

 

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