Second Sunday Socialization Walk!

  • October 13, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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We had such fun on our walk this past weekend, so....by popular demand! This is an ON YOUR OWN walk that will happen every second sunday. Consider this a low stress walk in an industrial area with very few people and virtually no other dogs (but it's always a good idea to carry some kind of deterrent on you like spray shield to ward off loose dogs). RSVP for dogs only.

These are walks without a host (a chako volunteer may or may not show up to walk his or her own dog); because we do lots of rescue and other events on the weekends, just remember that you are likely to be on your own. It's just a time and a place for you all to get together and responsibly walk your dogs). I recommend that whoever shows up wait about five minutes after the start time in case some other folks are running a few minutes behind (but try to show up on time for everyone's sake!) :) Walkers: always check the RSVP list for the walk you are planning to attend the night before or morning of to make sure others are going to be there (if you want to walk in a group-otherwise of course you can walk alone!). Because these are recurring and on your own, some weeks there may be few walkers and other weeks there may be many!

You can walk all the way around Commerce Circle a few times (it is a loop) or go the larger loop by taking Lathrop. See map herehttps://maps.google.com/maps?q=340+commerce+circle,+sacramento,+ca&hl=en&hnear=340+Commerce+Cir,+Sacramento,+California+95815&gl=us&t=w&z=16

You may bring mild to moderately dog reactive dogs on this walk to help acclimate them to behaving around other dogs. There are a few rules:

  1. Every dog must be on a very secure leash and collar.
  2. You MUST back up your dog's equipment. That means use a european training leash (Google will bring up a few) and two collars (or a collar and harness or head halter) or try a leash like this one: http://leerburg.com/5131.htm. You can also use a two dog coupler or carabiner to backup. Basically the idea is a backup piece of equipment attached to the leash in some way (or the other collar) in case the first one comes undone or otherwise fails.
  3. Skip 1 or 2 of your dog's meals prior to the walk (let your dog have as much water as he or she likes).
  4. Bring Tasty Treats (cooked chicken or steak, for example, cut into dime sized pieces. Bring enough to fill a LARGE quart-sized baggie (NOT a sandwich baggie).
  5. Do NOT let your dog approach other dogs. Always keep a solid 10 foot distance between your dog and every other dog. Remember, this walk is okay for reactive dogs, so do everyone a favor and do not let your dog invade another dog's space. We're here to help everyone, and you won't be helping by letting your dog get up close and personal with another dog.
  6. Yes, this walk is open to dogs that LOVE other dogs, too. It's a great way to get out and walk your dog; but again, keep all dogs separate. It's not playtime!
  7. Bring water for you and your dogs and poop bags.
  8. Wear sensible shoes.
  9. No more than ONE dog per person.

Walk will last about an hour to an hour and a half - but the actual length is really up to the walkers!

PLEASE make sure you cancel your RSVP if your plans change and you cannot attend. We do NOT want only ONE person wasting his or her time by showing up. So be courteous to your other meetup folks and CANCEL at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot make it and have already RSVPd yes.

By participating in this walk, you recognize that you are solely responsible for your dog, and you further release Chako Pit Bull Rescue and its officers, agents and volunteers from any injury or damages sustained by you or your dog as a result of your participation.

OPEN to all breeds!

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  • Trisha R.

    I enjoy how well the area is kept up for being an industrial area. The group of dogs that came were great/well behaved. Most of us did the circle twice. Only disappointment I have was expecting at least 14 dogs and only 7 were there. I too hope more come out @ the next walk since the weather is getting a little cooler. I drive an hour to the location just for Mystic to walk w/other like dogs.

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • joseph s.

    Good turnout yesterday. Eight dogs and their people participated in the walk. It was nice to see some of the participants go around a second time. Maybe I'll try it next time we meet in November. All the dogs behaved very well.

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Pam W.

    Beautiful day. Nice group of people and dogs. Hope to see more participants now that the weather is nicer. See everyone next month:)

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Meyviline

    Great group great experience with very polite dogs! We were looking forward to this and did not disappoint and will continue coming!

    2 · October 13, 2013

  • Meyviline

    Can't wait to do this walk!

    October 9, 2013

  • Elizabeth P.

    WHERE IS THE PITT BULL FREE EVENT THIS WEEKEND , PLEASE GIVE ME THE INFORMATION.

    1 · October 8, 2013

    • Dawn

      Elizabeth, the location is right on the meet up, at the very top.

      October 9, 2013

    • Trisha R.

      We walk around Commerce Circle once or twice. I've parked on the side of the road near the highway and meet others on the grassy corner.

      October 9, 2013

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