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Lafayette Reservoir Walk

  • Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area

    3849 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA (map)

    37.887936 -122.139900

  • We will meet around the "Welcome/Pay Booth" in the middle of the lot. It's really right in the middle of the metered parking before the unmetered spaces.
  • The Lafayette Reservoir is a wonderful spot to walk; beautiful, lots of dogs, plenty of nice grassy resting areas, restrooms, and water fountains for dogs and people, BUT we are in close proximity to other dogs and can't walk any wider than 2x2, so please read the following to decide if this walk is right for you and your dog(s).  **First bit of advice** please exercise your dog, at least slightly, before coming.  It is a very exciting environment with a lot of people and other dogs, so if your dog(s) has his or her "ya-yas" out pre-walk, it will be more enjoyable for you. 

    1. No more than 2 well mannered dogs per handler.  If your dogs, or at least one of your dogs, is easy to manage in a large group walk, then go for it, but if your dogs are excitable, pull towards other dogs, are vocal, etc., only one dog/person.  

    2. If your dog is reactive any more than a bit excited (so can be but is not limited to: dog/human/child aggressive, fearful, nervous, overexcited, lunges, etc. this is probably not the right environment.  The Res is very crowded, and there are playgrounds, children running around, etc.  This is a walk for confident and non aggressive dogs only. 

    3. If you use any type of training collar (prong, choke chain, halti, gentle leader, harness, etc) or a flat collar, you must also have a back up collar and leash for safety. A back up leash may not be a bad idea for everyone just in case there's an equipment issue (I usually have an extra leash on all of my walks just in case). 

    5. NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES OR LEASHES LONGER THAN 6ft in length.  This is actually a law at the park, but is also one of my group rules anyway.  I think it ROCKS to see it as law at a park (go Lafayette). 

    Lastly, (sorry for the essay here), the Laf Res is not always the most pit bull friendly place, so anything to make your dog look extra cute (painted nails, cute bandanas, t-shirts, etc) is great.  We are going to make Lafayette love our blockheads! 


    Meryl, Cooper, Millie 

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  • Jamie M.

    I came in to change my RSVP but I am 23 minutes too late. I really wanted to meet up, but I don't want to trudge in the rain. I hope we can do this again soon, in good weather!

    March 29, 2014

  • Jamie M.

    It sure looks like rain today! Are we still on?

    March 29, 2014

  • cynthia

    I would love to meet up with this group soon - I'm available weekends only. My pit mix and I have a training session during this one. He needs to walk with other dogs, on leash, and learn how to meet and greet politely. Have fun all and see you soon hopefully.

    March 23, 2014

  • Steph S.

    Bummer I'm out of town! Have a great time

    March 23, 2014

  • Jamie M.

    I will bring Sophia with her painted nails and pink t shirt :) Lafayette loves my pibble!

    1 · March 20, 2014


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