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Socialization Pack Walk
Bring your four-legged companion and join us on a hike for some fun, exercise, and socialization! ***IMPORTANT*** Please do not use flexi leashes. FIXED leashes 6ft. or shorter are required. You will not be able to join the walk with a flexi leash. $10 per dog, cash or Venmo. VENMO OPTION: Search for "The Balanced Dog" or[masked] to pay via card. This group was started by our pack leader, Lyndsi. She found that during her training sessions with reactive dogs there weren't enough triggers within the neighborhood to get the dog the exposure and repetition it needed to effectively reinforce positive social behaviors. She thought it would be great to have everyone come together to help each other! Pack walk begins with a brief overview of basic desensitization techniques for anyone who needs support or is unsure of what techniques to use for their dog. During this time please maintain 6 ft. from dogs until bandanas are on and we understand each other’s needs. We accept that everyone comes from different backgrounds and different trainers and we encourage you to use techniques that work best for you and your dog. Lyndsi tries to bring new tips each week to ensure that each individual gets the knowledge they need. Please bring your treat pouches and the treats that your dog thinks are the best treats in the whole world! We use a colored bandana system to create a safe environment for both owners and dogs. Bandanas are provided at the beginning of each walk. Green= Dogs who are comfortable being greeted by people and other dogs. Red= Dogs who are reactive with people and/or other dogs— so we know to give space. This is a journey for both you and your dog! We are here to support you so please push through your butterflies and join us, we promise you won’t regret it. We strive to make this a safe, positive, fun, supportive and educational experience for everyone who comes. Please message us if you have any questions or concerns and we look forward to seeing you at the next pack walk! Let your journey begin! IMPORTANT! AGAIN, No flexi leashes. NONE! Refund Policy This is a deeply discounted training class. Please give 24 hours notice if you would like to receive a refund or have your payment credited to another walk. This gives us time to fill your spot. Thank you!

Mount Tabor Visitor Center Parking Lot

Southeast Salmon Way · Portland, Or

$10.00
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This is a training group for those interested in working with their dogs (on leash), hiking, meeting awesome people, and having a wicked lot of fun! We meet at Mount Tabor every Saturday morning and afternoon, and we support each other in working on leash manners and reactivity in a controlled environment with the instruction of a trainer! This is an amazing opportunity to access training! Led by Lyndsi Amirto of The Balanced Dog. Find out more at www.facebook.com/Thebalanceddogpdx

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