Alex

Organizer

Got sangria? - Supporting Member

Location:

Alexandria, VA
Hometown: New Jersey

Organizer since:

May 14, 2012

Please describe the dog(s) you own: name, breed, age, sex, etc... so we can get to know a little more about our new pack member(s)!

Mowgli's DNA test says he is a Rottie-Lab mix. We adopted at 1yo July 2013 from the PG County Shelter. He's a bit hesitant around new people at first but he does love attention and will soon lean in. Just don't go right for a face moosh, he's not a fan with strangers. Other dogs can be a challenge for Mowgli on first meeting especially on leash. He MUST be introduced slowly and controlled. Before him was Ernie. Ernie was also a male Rottie mix that I got in 2008 when he was ~5yo. His DNA test said he was predominantly Rottweiler mixed with Labrador/Basset Hound/Toy Fox Terrier. I grew up with a Irish setter and at one time shared my life with 4 dogs (Dobie-mix, Leonberger-mix, Dobie, and a Swissy).

What are you looking for in a trail club? Describe what you hope to get out of the group and what can you contribute to the group.

I'm mostly looking to spend time out in the woods off-leash, but at this time Mowgli is not ready for that much freedom.

What does your ideal day outdoors involve? Please give the name and location of your favorite local hike or walk and describe the trail for us. Is it rocky, is there much elevation change, does it involve water, etc...

A hike, BBQ and wine :) I like anywhere that I can bring my dog.

Have you and your dog(s) earned any titles or are you working towards any titles? Agility, Canine Good Citizen (CGC), working dog, pack dog, water dog, therapy dog, etc... ???

At this point Mowgli has responded very well to clicker training. He's finally stopped wanted to chase cars at all and we've tentatively let him off leash with good results. I still worry what will happen when a rabbit crosses his path :O. His leash reactiveness has been harder to tame unfortunately.

Introduction

Hello. My name is Alex. Very nice to meet you :-) Let's see I grew up in NJ and have lived in OH, NV, NM, OH, and now VA. I've lived here since 2006.

What Alex is saying about this Meetup Group

Why should you join? Because the guilt will eat you up inside every time you look at your puppy if you don't >;-)

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Membership Contributions

$10.00 A Year or $2 a Hike

This covers: Meetup.com fees, extra is used to defray costs for camping events.

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