We've started this group for local dogs of all breeds to get out and enjoy a walk in the park. Pit bulls and bully breeds are welcome! We will hike/ walk in and around the Greenville area.
You will be asked and required before attending a walk to fill out a questionnaire about your dog. These will be kept confidential and are to help us prepare the pack order. You may not attend until this is complete
In order to achieve our goals, all members must abide by the following rules. There will be no exceptions. Anyone who cannot abide by these rules will be asked to leave the group.
At this time I am looking for other admins to help with finding new trails and leading walks. Please let me know if you are interested.
----- No dog interactions: at no point before or during the walk shall dogs be permitted to greet one another, sniff each other, etc. There will be no physical interaction between the dogs whatsoever. It is the rhythm of walking together as a pack that is a positive, dog-social experience. To that end, structured pack walking can be an incredibly therapeutic, rewarding experience for a dog. However, if you are looking for a group where your dog can “meet” new dogs and play, this is not the group for you.
No dogs younger than 4 months ( so that they can be fully vaccinated)
All dogs must be fixed
Minimum one handler per dog: one human per dog, and one dog per human. Extra humans welcome to help organize the pack!
Respect Space: when we begin our walks, we will aim to keep approximately 5 feet between each dog. As the walk progresses, and the dogs get into the groove of pack walking, the distance between the dogs will likely reduce. Towards the end of the walk many dogs may end up walking side by side. Although, some dogs may require additional space throughout the entire walk.
Follow Instructions: A few organizers will be navigating throughout the pack as we move along. If an organizer asks you or your dog to move up towards the front or hang towards the back, please do so, and don’t take it personally! The goal is to find where each dog fits in to the pack most comfortably, and modify accordingly. Every dog will be different.
No Retractable Leashes: in order to ensure that each handler has proper control of his or her dog, please use leashes of no longer than 6 feet, and leave the retractable ones at home.
Respect Local Laws and Ordinances: At no time will UP State HikeABulls violate local leash laws, and all owners are expected to clean up after their dogs. Furthermore, please be sure that your dog has the proper licenses and vaccinations displayed on his collar before joining the group.