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*NOTE: THIS CLUB IS FOR DACHSHUNDS AND SMALL DACHSHUND MIXES ONLY* PLEASE LEAVE YOUR OTHER FURKIDS AT HOME OR JOIN MY OTHER MEETUP GROUP - SEATTLE ACTIVE DOGS - FOR EVENTS THEN CAN ALSO ATTEND.

You have found the Western Washington Chapter of the Adventurewier Club (TM)!

This is where adventurous weiner dogs come to have fun and their parents come to exercise with their dog, make new friends and have a good time.

Events include group walks, hikes, play dates, other adventures and meetups related to fitness and weight management of your Dachshund.

This group is brought to you by Jessica, Chester, and Gretel at http://www.YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner.com

Please join the Club's Facebook group so we can stay in touch between meetups and connect with other members for impromptu events https://www.facebook.com/groups/485987141489241/

Upcoming events (4+)

Premium: Dog Enrichment Demo & Indoor Play Day (limit 25)

SplashDog Canine Well-Being Center LLC

Let's get together for an indoor "dog park" meetup.

To RSVP, join the waiting list. Only VIP members and their guests will be approved for the first two weeks (until Jan 14). After that, Basic members on the waiting list will be bumped into if there is room left (this event limited to 25 people). The event is free for VIP members and $3 per dog for Basic members.

I'll spend the first 15 minutes discussing enrichment activities and the different ways you can provide mental stimulation for your dog when cooped up inside. This can help eliminate boredom and behavioral issues.

We'll then spend the remainder of the hour letting our dogs run around and play to burn off some energy.

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FREE: FEB 2023 Greenlake Wiener Dog Walk

Greenlake Small Craft Center

Meeting Location: South side of the lake near the golf course, which is across the street from the track/sports field; Due to construction, we will be now be waiting to the left of the restrooms near the dock

Let's get our doggies together and do a lap around Greenlake. It will be like a wiener dog parade!

NOTE: IF YOU RSVP YES AND YOUR PLANS CHANGE, PLEASE COME BACK AND CHANGE YOUR RESPONSE TO "NO".

As usual, we will be walking counter-clockwise around the lake and stopping along the way for a group photo.

The path around Greenlake is flat and paved and is about 2.8 miles. It usually takes us about 1 hour at a moderately brisk pace. We will try to keep the group somewhat together but people sometimes settle into their own smaller groups. We will at some point on the walk and take a group photo.

PLEASE NOTE:

YOU DO NOT NEED TO RSVP FOR YOUR DOG AS A "GUEST". IT IS ASSUMED YOU WILL BRING ONE (OR SOME. HA, HA). PLEASE BE SURE TO ONLY RSVP FOR THE HUMANS IN YOUR PARTY TO LEAVE ROOM FOR OTHER PEOPLE.

FREE: Dog Park Meetup - Lacey, WA

Off-Leash Dog Park

Let's get together and let our wieners run around together.

It features a special area for small dogs, water stations, a sand and gravel area for digging, paths and fencing.The parking lot is inside the gate to the Waste and Recovery Center on Hogum Bay Road.

This even is co-organized with the Olympia Dachshund Meetup - which I have taken over - on the same day and time. So there will be more people attending than are visible on the RSVP list here.

Thurston Co. Offleash Dog Area at Hawks Prairie
2420 Hogum Bay Rd. NE · Lacey, WA

From I-5 take the Hawks Prairie / Marvin Road exit 111.
Head north on Marvin Road (from I-5 southbound, turn right - from I-5 northbound, turn left and cross I-5)
Take the 1st right onto Hogum Bay Rd NE.
The entrance to the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center (WARC) will be on the right.
The Off-Leash Dog Park will be on the right as you enter the WARC.

Premium: Online Dog Leash Reactivity Class (limit 13)

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Reactivity often manifests as barking and lunging at the end of the leash. Get some actionable tips from a dog trainer to help your Dachshund behave better.

To RSVP, join the waiting list. Only VIP members and their guests will be approved for the first two weeks (until Jan 14). After that, Basic members on the waiting list will be bumped into if there is room left (this event limited to 13 people).

Join myself and guest dog trainer Alix Mitchell for a one hour online class where she will explain about reactivity, what causes it, and give you some actionable items to try to reduce your Dachshund's reactivity.

Alix is the author of the blog Fetch for Me Human and the podcast of the same name. She uses her experience as former veterinary technician, veterinary practice manager, and kennel manager to help her dog training clients create happier, well-adjusted dogs. You can read more about Alix HERE.

Alix will present for about 30 minutes and then she will take questions for another 30.

This event will be hosted using GoToMeeting (If you RSVP'd yes, please let me know if you don't see the link - this is the first time I've tried a virtual event on Meetup.com)

More Details:

Leash reactivity is when your dog displays an overreaction to a normal stimuli in the environment, like another dog, squirrel, or even skateboarder.

It’s frustrating for you as owner because chances are you left your house to go on a peaceful walk with your dog, but your dog lunging and bark is anything but peaceful.

Despite how it feels in the moment, it’s actually frustrating for your dog too. Dogs that are reacting are having big feelings, which is hard on them.

In this presentation, we’ll cover the basic information on reactivity so you understand what it is, what to look for, and how to prevent it.

Sometimes, though, it’s unavoidable, which is why we’ll discuss three specific skills and strategies for both manging and changing your dog’s barking and lunging behaviors to set you up for longterm success.

3 main key takeaways:

  • Strategies for management to help you feel empowered to both prevent reactions and to recover more quickly from reactions

  • Skills and games for training to change your dog’s underlying emotional response to decrease reactivity

  • Understand the importance of tracking dog training data to objectively see the process and improvements to make adjustments if necessary

Past events (269)

FREE: Dog Park Meetup - Lacey, WA

Off-Leash Dog Park