Social Tails Dog Walking Group

Avery walkingHaving a dog who is reactive comes along with many challenges. Because of this, it’s important to me to surround myself with people who understand where I’m coming from and understand the training that Avery and I need to do.

I’ve been reading Two Pitties In The City for a while now and one of the things that I loved about the blog was the walking group they created it.

The walking group, Socia-bulls, is a no-greet dog walking group.  These means the dogs do no greet each other while on leash and they walk in a pack like system.

Not only does this get the dogs used to walking around other dogs and learn that they are a part of the environment, it provides a great learning experience for the dogs as a whole.  They welcome dogs who may have issues, like reactivity, shyness, and fearful dogs.  It is a safe spot for dogs and their owners to walk together and find support from other owners.

I knew that this was the kind of community that I wanted to be a part of someday.  Even more so after adopting Avery.  He needs to be around other dogs and learn his manners while on leash.

I had been chatting with our trainer (now great friend) about my desire to belong to a walking group like Socia-Bulls.  She had been wanting to create a walking group for a while and since Fort Collins doesn’t currently have a walking group that fits our needs, we decided to create one.

I am happy to introduce to you our new walking group, Social Tails!

The website is still being worked on but it is up and running and so are we!  Cathie and I will be having our first group walk next month!

If you are local to Fort Collins or Loveland, and you would like to be part of our group, please either email me or Cathie about joining the group.  We will email you back with information about the walk.

All dogs are welcome and we would love for you to come and walk with us!

 

Comments

  1. This is a great idea, Andrea! I love it! I only wish we were a little closer to Colorado so we could join you! Hope you have lots of success and interest.

  2. What a great idea. Jack has his challenges too and I’d love a group like this. He tends to ignore other dogs unless they come up to him and then he tries to ignore them still, but that doesn’t always work. I hope the group turns out to be a big success. I’ll tweet about this so word gets out there for you. Good luck. And thanks for joining our Blog Hop – keep us posted on hoe the group goes.

    • Thanks and thank you for tweeting about it! Definitely take a look to see if there is a group in your area, if not you could always start one. ;)

  3. That sounds like such a great idea! A friend of mine started a similar walking group where I live (Fargo, N.D.), and it is so beneficial to the dogs. And the humans too, of course! I’m anxious to hear more about how your first walk goes.

    • Lindsay, Is there a website for your friend’s dog walking group? I would love to list it on our site to provide a resource for those looking to join groups!

  4. This is such a wonderful idea! As the owner of a reactive dog, I can see what a valuable training tool this would be. You might have inspired me to start one here!

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