Many people ask “how do you get the dogs to stay with you when you are out hiking with a group of dogs?” It’s simple really. We go out in groups and we carefully screen our dogs before. I set up a meeting with the client and the dog to get to know them both before we “go wild” in the open space. If the dog has already gone on dog hikes with his parents, then he is a great candidate for our Adventure hike. Some dog training on recall is needed to be eligible, but that is something that I work with while we are out there. Lots of positive reinforcement with excited voices and love (and a little treats too)! The new dogs are so thrilled to be out there racing the hillsides with their new dog friends, they don’t want to run off. All dogs stick together in a pack when we are out there. It’s truly amazing to be the leader of this pack. I LOVE my job!!!!!!!!!
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