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Dogs are born to work for a living. They’ve worked alongside us for thousands of years, and most are bred for a particular purpose, like hunting, herding livestock or providing protection. Dogs’ wild relatives spend most of their waking hours scavenging and hunting for food, caring for offspring, defending territory and playing with each other. They lead busy, complex lives, interacting socially and solving simple problems necessary for their survival.
The most common job for our companion dogs today, however, is Couch Potato! They no longer have to earn their keep and instead have to adjust to our more sedentary lifestyles. They get their food for free in a bowl and are often confined, alone and inactive, for most of the day. This lack of purpose leaves dogs no outlet for their naturally active tendencies.
Another problem modern dogs face because they rarely work anymore is a lack of opportunities to exercise. Some pet parents make the mistake of assuming that if a dog has access to a yard, she’s getting exercise. But your dog doesn’t run laps by herself in your yard—or do much of anything besides waiting for you to come outside or let her back inside. It’s the interaction with you that counts!
So bring your dog and let's go for a hike, socialize at the park, play at the beach, and just enjoy more quality fun time with our best friend(s), because quite frankly, they deserve it!
Please take a moment to read the group DISCLAIMERS:
--We are not professional guides and do not have certified training or insurance. Be aware, inherent hazards and risks are associated with walking, hiking and all other physical activities. You may participate with us in any activity but you do so at your own risk. You alone are responsible for your own safety and health. The more prepared you are, the better the chance you will remain safe. Your preparedness not only affects your safety but the safety and enjoyment of the whole group.
All events are held at you and your dog's own risk. By joining this group, you are agreeing to indemnify me and any other event host, and hold the event hosts harmless for whatever you, your dogs, your guests, may experience or cause at any of the events.
As event hosts, we are not in charge of any of the events. We are merely participating in an activity ourselves and are simply inviting others to join in.
--You are responsible for your dogs' actions and their well being so make it a priority to know if you and your dog's psychological & physical fitness levels are compatible with the chosen activity.
--For dog owners it is important to realize that not all places are open to our four-legged friends. I know it's hard to believe but not everyone loves dogs. We are, in fact, in the minority when compared with our non-dog-owning neighbors. As such, make sure your dog is a good citizen at events. Please respect others who are not members in the group, and respect the places we go to. Always pick up after your dog, and always keep your dog under your control!
This meetup group is not a substitute for proper socialization and obedience training. Your dog must be friendly with people and with other dogs.
Please note: Requesting membership to this group signifies you have read and agree to the terms of this group disclaimers.
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