Canine Explorers Club
Provide opportunities to practice skills in a variety of environments: loose leash walking, distraction work, leave it, recalls, walking in groups, settle, and more depending on location.
Every family has different skills that work for your them. At each location you will determine YOUR individual goals for that session.
Great way to continue your dog’s socialization with people and dogs.
Meet other like-minded people while exploring the beautiful city we live in!
Special sessions include: nose work, working with horses, practicing patio manners, and more!
Participants will have some basic humane, pain-free training under their belt, but are looking for additional ways to be active with their dogs and work on skills.
Dogs that would be a good fit for this program are social with dogs and people outside their families. This is a training opportunity, so we aren't looking for perfect dogs, just humans and dogs that can work in a group setting.
Some sessions will include longer hikes and a variety of locations, so choose sessions based on both you and your dog's best interests and what you both enjoy.
No choke chains, prong collars, e-collars, etc. will be allowed.
Canine Explorers will meet 3x per month typically and participation is on a drop-in basis. You don’t have to attend every time, but will need to sign up for the sessions ahead of time so that I can keep the number of participants per session to 6-8 handlers.
Single session - $12 for 1 dog/1 handler, $15 for 2 dogs/1 handler
4-pack - $40 ($10 per session for 1 dog/1 handler), $48 ($12 per session for 2 dogs/1 handler)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I walk/handle 2 dogs? If your dogs are used to walking together, this is a great opportunity to bring multiple dogs. If your goal is to walk 2 dogs together, I would ask you start with 1 at a time and we can work up to walking both together.
Do I have to attend every time? Canine Explorers Club is meant to be a drop in club where you decide which sessions you would like to attend. It is necessary to sign up ahead of time so I can keep the number of participants manageable.
Do my dog and I have to be in good shape to participate? Some sessions will include longer, more strenuous hikes, while other sessions will be on easy terrain. If you are unfamiliar with a location, feel free to ask me about it!
Is there a cancellation fee? Cancellations need to be made 24-hours in advance so I can open up the slot to another person. Cancellations less than 24-hours will be charged half the cost of the session.
When are the walks? Dates and times vary each month, but generally include one weekday and 2 on weekends. The time depends on the time of year, with walks being earlier during the summer (warmer) months and times shifting as the weather changes. We typically walk at 8:00 am in the summer before it gets too hot and 9:00 am the rest of the year.