We are a group that provides an opportunity for Pit Bull owners to walk with a group to help socialize shy dogs and meet fellow minded Pit Bull owners. We do a structured walk/hike in different locations and want our hikes to be enjoyable for all. Suggestions for new ares to hike are always welcome. Some dog can get excited when hiking with a group of dogs . To allow excitable dogs to calm down and get comfortable the group, a distance of 5 to 6 feet is to be kept between the dogs. Some dogs may require additional space. Hikes average one to two hikes per month, weather permitting, with each hike lasting up to an hour and are low key. We welcome all dogs to join us on our hikes. No dog to dog greetings at anytime throughout the hike. It sets a precedent for the entire group, and teaches the dogs they don't always have to meet. Know your dog’s boundaries and speak up when you need more, and in turn respect each others boundaries. When the group is stopped ( example; before the hike, water breaks, or after the hike) we have the dogs spaced out with plenty of room. It’s important for each of us to be aware if their dog is staring at another. This is more likely going to happen whenever the group is stopped. Not all dogs do the hard stare, it is ok for them to look at one another, but you want it to be a looking around, checking things out kind of thing. Not a, “I‘m focused on you“, thing! Bring high value treats, and try to get your dog’s focus back on you, or turn your dog away from whatever it is interested in. Break the eye contact. All activities are on-leash. We do not allow flexi (retractable) leashes on the hikes. No off leash at anytime. There is a 2 dog maximum per person Please join us to continue to socializing your Pitty, meet new people and enjoy the hike. We hope you will join us.
We will be walking along the Richmond Marina Bay. Bring tasty treats because we'll be stopping periodically and training down-stays or leave-its (or another command of your choice) as we walk. We will meet at Lucretia Edwards Shoreline Park off Marina Way. It’s a small park with parking nearby and public restrooms. We will start there and walk around the Inner Harbor Basin along the San Francisco Bay Trail towards Barbara and Jay Vincent Park, then turn back around. The trail can have a few walkers, joggers, dog walkers, and bicyclists, but plenty of room in most places to "pull over." The walk should take less than 90 minutes, including a short water break. It's paved and flat road and this is a fairly short walk, 2 to 3 miles depending on the turn around location. If you and your dog would like more exercise, you are welcome to continue along the trail. Group Rules for this walk: 1. No off leash dogs 2. No retractable leashes or leashes longer than 6 ft. (Prong collars must be backed up) 3. Please ask before nose-to-nose greets and give other dogs the extra space they might need. 4. Bring bags to pick up after your dog 5. Bring water for you and your dog 6. Bring lots of high value treats! Please be respectful of dogs on leash and give them the extra space they need. . Please pick up after your dog and most of all, enjoy your time with your dog!