What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in pack walking and socializing with dogs. Whether you're working on your dog's reactivity or simply want to reinforce social skills, this is the group for you. We do ask that you give each member and their pup ample space when meeting - we do not encourage nose to nose interactions at all before any pack walk, even if your pups know each other. (After walks, playtime and interaction is acceptable as long as each owner's dog is OK with it.) Our goal is to create a safe, structured environment for our dogs to feel comfortable in a group/public setting and not all dogs are fit to "play" in this setting. 

Dogs must remain on a lead no longer than 3-feet during the walk and maintain a 6 foot distance from each other.

NOTE: If a dog is sporting a yellow or red bandana, that means "I NEED EXTRA SPACE." 

All skill levels are welcome.  We switch between north county and San Diego, some weekdays and most Saturdays and Sundays, both morning and afternoon walks - so if you can't make it to one, keep a look out for the next event! Looking forward to exploring the outdoors with everybody.

Upcoming events (4+)

*Easy* Liberty Station Pack Walk

2837 Historic Decatur Rd

We'll park in the lot where the Fisherman's processing is. The address will take you there.

We welcome ALL dogs, breeds, and temperaments.

However, please note that this means dogs of different skill levels. Some dogs may be at the canine good citizen level, while others are at the "I need to learn social manners" level.

The great thing is that we are supportive of each other and respect where each of us is.

Our Goal Is To:
CONNECT with our dogs
CAPTURE CALM behavior
CO-EXIST as a group

We want to show our dogs that they are safe with us. We want to reward them when they choose to connect with us in spite of the highly distracting world around them.

Ground Rules:

  • Dogs must remain on a lead no longer than 3 feet during our walks and under no circumstances, allow your dog off-leash around our group.
  • We ask that you maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between dogs while walking and during breaks.
  • We want to allow enough space between dogs so they are walking as close as possible without them having impulses to smell each other (or react). The goal is harmony and co-existence with space.
  • We discourage nose-to-nose interactions - refrain from introducing dogs until AFTER the pack walk (we can provide a demo upon request)
  • If your dog is vocal and likes to bark - please stand at the edge of the group so that he/she doesn't trigger other dogs. Also please walk at the back of the pack.
  • The goal is to find a place where your dog is relaxed. Walking inside their threshold stresses them out and that's not the goal of the walk.
  • We want our dogs to have a calm walk so if that means you have to start off 30+ feet away - that's TOTALLY OK because we respect where your journey and if that is what your dog needs, so be it. We choose locations that allow you this much space.
  • Only dogs who are up-to-date on rabies shot
  • NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES are permitted
  • For Dogs-In-Need-Of-Space (DINOS) if your dog is working on socialization, learning leash manners, has anxiety or medical concern, please BE SAFE and do not interact with other dogs -Bring a yellow ribbon on your leash to signify your dog is a DINOS dog
  • You must supply your own poops bags & water
  • Maintain enough space between dogs so they are walking as close as possible without them having impulses to smell each other. The goal is harmony and co-existence with space.
  • We all walk at different paces, but please DO NOT pass the Pack Walk Coordinator unless otherwise instructed.
  • When a dog needs a water break we will all take a break together as a group, please do not pass others.

Our goal is to walk as a pack - close enough for positive interactions - far enough as needed if your dog is reactive. We want our dogs to have a safe and structured social experience.

Del Mar - San Dieguito Park Pack Walk

1628 Lomas Santa Fe Dr

We will walk about an hour along moderate/advanced steep trails in a local park with suspension bridges, duck ponds, a butterfly garden and plenty of tranquil green areas. Park on the street, walk thru the gate. After you pass the guard shack, head down the road to the left. We will meet in the grassy area to the right side of that road. Please note the paid parking lot opens later at 9:30am so please arrive early to find street parking.

Meeting spot- SEE PHOTO will meet in the grassy area to the left side of main driveway and guard shack.

We welcome ALL dogs, breeds, and temperaments.

However, please note that this means dogs of different skill levels. Some dogs may be at the canine good citizen level, while others are at the "I need to learn social manners" level.

The great thing is that we are supportive of each other and respect where each of us is.

Our Goal Is To:
CONNECT with our dogs
CAPTURE CALM behavior
CO-EXIST as a group

We want to show our dogs that they are safe with us. We want to reward them when they choose to connect with us in spite of the highly distracting world around them.

Ground Rules:

  • Dogs must remain on a lead no longer than 3 feet during our walks and under no circumstances, allow your dog off-leash around our group.
  • We ask that you maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between dogs while walking and during breaks.
  • We want to allow enough space between dogs so they are walking as close as possible without them having impulses to smell each other (or react). The goal is harmony and co-existence with space.
  • We discourage nose-to-nose interactions - refrain from introducing dogs until AFTER the pack walk (we can provide a demo upon request)
  • If your dog is vocal and likes to bark - please stand at the edge of the group so that he/she doesn't trigger other dogs. Also please walk at the back of the pack.
  • The goal is to find a place where your dog is relaxed. Walking inside their threshold stresses them out and that's not the goal of the walk.
  • We want our dogs to have a calm walk so if that means you have to start off 30+ feet away - that's TOTALLY OK because we respect where your journey and if that is what your dog needs, so be it. We choose locations that allow you this much space.
  • Only dogs who are up-to-date on rabies shot
  • NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES are permitted
  • For Dogs-In-Need-Of-Space (DINOS) if your dog is working on socialization, learning leash manners, has anxiety or medical concern, please BE SAFE and do not interact with other dogs -Bring a yellow ribbon on your leash to signify your dog is a DINOS dog
  • You must supply your own poops bags & water
  • Maintain enough space between dogs so they are walking as close as possible without them having impulses to smell each other. The goal is harmony and co-existence with space.
  • We all walk at different paces, but please DO NOT pass the Pack Walk Coordinator unless otherwise instructed.
  • When a dog needs a water break we will all take a break together as a group, please do not pass others.

Our goal is to walk as a pack - close enough for positive interactions - far enough as needed if your dog is reactive. We want our dogs to have a safe and structured social experience.

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Ridgeline - San Marcos Pack Walk

Ridgeline Trailhead

Ridgeline is a moderate out-and-back dirt trail approx. 3-4 miles total with incredible views and not many steep inclines. We recommend trail shoes with good traction. We will meet in the dirt parking lot at the trailhead entrance - the lot is across the street from the Double Peak Elementary School.

We welcome ALL dogs, breeds, and temperaments.

However, please note that this means dogs of different skill levels. Some dogs may be at the canine good citizen level, while others are at the "I need to learn social manners" level.

The great thing is that we are supportive of each other and respect where each of us is.

Our Goal Is To:
CONNECT with our dogs
CAPTURE CALM behavior
CO-EXIST as a group

We want to show our dogs that they are safe with us. We want to reward them when they choose to connect with us in spite of the highly distracting world around them.

Ground Rules:

  • Dogs must remain on a lead no longer than 3 feet during our walks and under no circumstances, allow your dog off-leash around our group.
  • We ask that you maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between dogs while walking and during breaks.
  • We want to allow enough space between dogs so they are walking as close as possible without them having impulses to smell each other (or react). The goal is harmony and co-existence with space.
  • We discourage nose-to-nose interactions - refrain from introducing dogs until AFTER the pack walk (we can provide a demo upon request)
  • If your dog is vocal and likes to bark - please stand at the edge of the group so that he/she doesn't trigger other dogs. Also please walk at the back of the pack.
  • The goal is to find a place where your dog is relaxed. Walking inside their threshold stresses them out and that's not the goal of the walk.
  • We want our dogs to have a calm walk so if that means you have to start off 30+ feet away - that's TOTALLY OK because we respect where your journey and if that is what your dog needs, so be it. We choose locations that allow you this much space.
  • Only dogs who are up-to-date on rabies shot
  • NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES are permitted
  • For Dogs-In-Need-Of-Space (DINOS) if your dog is working on socialization, learning leash manners, has anxiety or medical concern, please BE SAFE and do not interact with other dogs -Bring a yellow ribbon on your leash to signify your dog is a DINOS dog
  • You must supply your own poops bags & water
  • Maintain enough space between dogs so they are walking as close as possible without them having impulses to smell each other. The goal is harmony and co-existence with space.
  • We all walk at different paces, but please DO NOT pass the Pack Walk Coordinator unless otherwise instructed.
  • When a dog needs a water break we will all take a break together as a group, please do not pass others.

Our goal is to walk as a pack - close enough for positive interactions - far enough as needed if your dog is reactive. We want our dogs to have a safe and structured social experience.

*Bonita* (Easy) Rohr Park Pack Walk

4471 Bonita Rd

This is a little longer than most of our trails (3 miles), but it is flat and offers a ton of varsity-level distractions for the pups, including walking by wildlife, a dog park, and various playgrounds.

Parking: Turn into the parking lot where they usually hold the farmers’ market (navigate to 4471 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA 91902) and then park as far east as you can go (we will gather on the grass near the iron bridge/golf course cafe @[masked], [masked].

We welcome ALL dogs, breeds, and temperaments.

However, please note that this means dogs of different skill levels. Some dogs may be at the canine good citizen level, while others are at the "I need to learn social manners" level.

The great thing is that we are supportive of each other and respect where each of us is.

Our Goal Is To:
CONNECT with our dogs
CAPTURE CALM behavior
CO-EXIST as a group

We want to show our dogs that they are safe with us. We want to reward them when they choose to connect with us despite the highly distracting world around them.

Ground Rules:

  • Dogs must remain on a lead no longer than 3 feet during our walks and under no circumstances, allow your dog off-leash around our group.
  • We ask that you maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between dogs while walking and during breaks.
  • We want to allow enough space between dogs so they are walking as close as possible without them having impulses to smell each other (or react). The goal is harmony and co-existence with space.
  • We discourage nose-to-nose interactions - refrain from introducing dogs until AFTER the pack walk (we can provide a demo upon request)
  • If your dog is vocal and likes to bark - please stand at the edge of the group so that he/she doesn't trigger other dogs. Also please walk at the back of the pack.
  • The goal is to find a place where your dog is relaxed. Walking inside their threshold stresses them out and that's not the goal of the walk.
  • We want our dogs to have a calm walk so if that means you have to start off 30+ feet away - that's TOTALLY OK because we respect where your journey and if that is what your dog needs, so be it. We choose locations that allow you this much space.
  • Only dogs who are up-to-date on rabies shot
  • NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES are permitted
  • For Dogs-In-Need-Of-Space (DINOS) if your dog is working on socialization, learning leash manners, has anxiety or medical concern, please BE SAFE and do not interact with other dogs -Bring a yellow ribbon on your leash to signify your dog is a DINOS dog
  • You must supply your own poops bags & water
  • Maintain enough space between dogs so they are walking as close as possible without them having impulses to smell each other. The goal is harmony and co-existence with space.
  • We all walk at different paces, but please DO NOT pass the Pack Walk Coordinator unless otherwise instructed.
  • When a dog needs a water break we will all take a break together as a group, please do not pass others.

Our goal is to walk as a pack - close enough for positive interactions - far enough as needed if your dog is reactive. We want our dogs to have a safe and structured social experience.

Past events (387)

Cabrillo Tide Pools Pack Walk *Special Quarterly Trail*

Cabrillo National Monument