What we're about

This is a training, discussion, and support group for owners of fearful, anxious, and reactive dogs in the South Bay Los Angeles area.

Does your dog bark, growl, or lunge at other dogs or people? Does he or she cower and hide instead? We hope to provide a judgement-free safe space to work on socializing your dog, in a controlled environment, with other dog owners who are understanding of your dog's issues and need for space.

We will be doing pack walks as well as structured training meetups to work on our obedience, counterconditioning, and desensitization training. It also serves as a place to discuss training tips, vent, share failures and successes, and to meet other dogs or people willing to assist in CC/DS setups.

By participating in any events in this group, owners accept full responsibility for their dog's actions and cannot hold the organizers of this meetup liable for any damages.

Upcoming events (5+)

Pack Hike - PV Coastal Trail

Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles

Let's mix things up this weekend and go for a hike! We'll be meeting by Trumps National Golf Course and take an out-and-back hike along the coast. We'll probably be out there for approximately 2 hours and the hike difficulty is listed as moderate. Bring comfortable shoes and plenty of water for you and your pup! :) We'll likely be encountering other dogs and people, so this will be a good opportunity to put our training into practice (lots of treats is always good!) PARKING: Parking is free! Take Trump National Drive all the way down. On the left there will be a driveway to a small parking lot reserved just for hikers. We will be meeting at the park near the parking lot. The rules: - Only 1 dog per person is allowed. Handler must be over 18 years of age. Feel free to bring human guests! - Dogs must be on a 4'-6' leash at all times. Please no retractable leashes - This is a force free (least invasive, minimally aversive) group. Please no prong collars, choke collars, or e-collars. We recommend a martingale collar, front-clip harness, or head halter for heavy pullers. - If your dog has a bite history, please positively condition them to wear a muzzle to this meetup. We recommend the baskerville ultra muzzle as it allows them to pant, drink water, and take treats. - Your dog must be current on vaccinations and have an up-to-date license tag from your city - Due to the nature of this meetup, face to face introductions are not allowed. Always ask the dog owners before allowing your dogs to interact, and if in doubt, assume more space is always better. - Please be mindful of the space needs of our less social furry friends

A Walk In the Park - All Dogs Welcome!

Sunnyglen Park

Come join me and my pup for our Saturday morning walks! We will be meeting at Sunnyglen Park, take a loop around the park, and head into the neighborhoods! This casual walk will take approximately half an hour to an hour. The walk will begin in a line with plenty of space between the dogs. As the walk progresses, dogs may choose to close their personal bubble and get closer together, or stay back if that's what they're comfortable with. Bring lots of yummy treats or your dog's favorite toy, some water, and comfortable shoes! While there won't be active training going on at this meetup, we'll likely be encountering other humans and dogs so it's a perfect opportunity to put all our training to work! The rules: - Only 1 dog per person is allowed. Handler must be over 18 years of age - Dogs must be on a 4'-6' leash at all times. Please no retractable leashes - This is a force free (least invasive, minimally aversive) group. Please no prong collars, choke collars, or e-collars. We recommend a martingale collar, front-clip harness, or head halter for heavy pullers. - If your dog has a bite history, please positively condition them to wear a muzzle to this meetup. We recommend the baskerville ultra muzzle as it allows them to pant, drink water, and take treats. - Your dog must be current on vaccinations and have an up-to-date license tag from your city - Due to the nature of this meetup, face to face introductions are not allowed. Always ask the dog owners before allowing your dogs to interact, and if in doubt, assume more space is always better. - Please be mindful of the space needs of our less social furry friends

A Walk In the Park - All Dogs Welcome!

Sunnyglen Park

Come join me and my pup for our Saturday morning walks! We will be meeting at Sunnyglen Park, take a loop around the park, and head into the neighborhoods! This casual walk will take approximately half an hour to an hour. The walk will begin in a line with plenty of space between the dogs. As the walk progresses, dogs may choose to close their personal bubble and get closer together, or stay back if that's what they're comfortable with. Bring lots of yummy treats or your dog's favorite toy, some water, and comfortable shoes! While there won't be active training going on at this meetup, we'll likely be encountering other humans and dogs so it's a perfect opportunity to put all our training to work! The rules: - Only 1 dog per person is allowed. Handler must be over 18 years of age - Dogs must be on a 4'-6' leash at all times. Please no retractable leashes - This is a force free (least invasive, minimally aversive) group. Please no prong collars, choke collars, or e-collars. We recommend a martingale collar, front-clip harness, or head halter for heavy pullers. - If your dog has a bite history, please positively condition them to wear a muzzle to this meetup. We recommend the baskerville ultra muzzle as it allows them to pant, drink water, and take treats. - Your dog must be current on vaccinations and have an up-to-date license tag from your city - Due to the nature of this meetup, face to face introductions are not allowed. Always ask the dog owners before allowing your dogs to interact, and if in doubt, assume more space is always better. - Please be mindful of the space needs of our less social furry friends

A Walk In the Park - All Dogs Welcome!

Sunnyglen Park

Come join me and my pup for our Saturday morning walks! We will be meeting at Sunnyglen Park, take a loop around the park, and head into the neighborhoods! This casual walk will take approximately half an hour to an hour. The walk will begin in a line with plenty of space between the dogs. As the walk progresses, dogs may choose to close their personal bubble and get closer together, or stay back if that's what they're comfortable with. Bring lots of yummy treats or your dog's favorite toy, some water, and comfortable shoes! While there won't be active training going on at this meetup, we'll likely be encountering other humans and dogs so it's a perfect opportunity to put all our training to work! The rules: - Only 1 dog per person is allowed. Handler must be over 18 years of age - Dogs must be on a 4'-6' leash at all times. Please no retractable leashes - This is a force free (least invasive, minimally aversive) group. Please no prong collars, choke collars, or e-collars. We recommend a martingale collar, front-clip harness, or head halter for heavy pullers. - If your dog has a bite history, please positively condition them to wear a muzzle to this meetup. We recommend the baskerville ultra muzzle as it allows them to pant, drink water, and take treats. - Your dog must be current on vaccinations and have an up-to-date license tag from your city - Due to the nature of this meetup, face to face introductions are not allowed. Always ask the dog owners before allowing your dogs to interact, and if in doubt, assume more space is always better. - Please be mindful of the space needs of our less social furry friends

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A Walk In the Park - All Dogs Welcome!

Sunnyglen Park

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