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German Shepherds of the Bay Area

San Jose, CA

German Shepherds of the Bay Area

                            Active, Social and Trained German Shepherds!

   When joining this Meet Up group, please post a picture of your shepherd as your profile picture. Your membership will be declined if your profile picture is not a picture of your shepherd. 


The Goal of this Meet Up group is to  have fun with your Shepherd and to share the passion with friends and family. 

It is up to you to take advantage of every opportunity that this Meet Up group offers; be it Play Meet Up, Pack Walks, Pack Hikes, Beach Trips, Community Events, Store openings, Canoe Trips, Train Ride, Positive Obedience Classes, Agility, Rally, Personal Protection Training, Scent Work, Dock Diving, Barn Hunt, Luring Puppy Socials and many more.


This Meet Up group is also a great resource to share information regarding German Shepherds. Support from other members is a huge benefit of this group. Be sure to check out the "Discussion" tab. 


We must ensure that the members of our Meet Up group are safe, therefore, everyone must keep their Shepherds up to date with all vaccinations. 

By joining the group, you agree to release the groups Organizer (Christine Alves) and members from any and all liability with regard to group activities. You are responsible for your Shepherds at all events and agree to keep your Shepherd under control.


Public Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaShepherds

Members Only Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/124865740978335


There is a $10.00 yearly membership fee that is due when you join this group. Please use Venmo at  www.venmo.com/Christine-Alves-10 to pay for your yearly membership dues. 


THANK YOU for joining this amazing group that celebrated 11 years in August 2021.


Christine Alves

Shadow and Dallas

643 members · Private

Dog Scouts of America

Burlingame, CA

Dog Scouts of America

We're similar to Boy and Girl Scouts except we earn our scout badges with our dogs.  Dog Scouts of America is all about dogs learning good manners and good behaviors.  We have social play get-togethers, dog walks and hikes.  We encourage people to help their dogs be all they can be, and in the process we all have a lot of fun.  http://dogscouts.org/base/about-us/what-we-...   

Dog Scouts of America Mission:  To improve the lives of dogs, their owners, and society through humane education, positive training, and community involvement.

We have  two San Francisco Bay Area troop locations:

SF Bay Area Troop    #198    (South Bay)

SF East Bay Troops   #237  (East Bay) Metro Dog/Richmond 

Also in Northern CA
Dogaholics Anonymutts DSA Troop #229    https://www.facebook.com/DSATroop229/
(Trinity, Shasta & Tehama Counties)      

California Future Troops List 
Auburn 
Marin
Napa  
Santa Cruz 
San Diego

(If you are interested in one of the future troop areas join this Meet-up page, e-mail us, and we'll connect you to others that want to start up a new DSA troop in your area.) 

445 members · Public

Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners

Van Nuys, CA

Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners

Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners (LARPBO) launched in February 2011 to bring together "Responsible Pit Bull Owners" in the greater Los Angeles area. Our mission is to join together in group activities, events, pit bull advocacy, education/training classes, and community outreach in order to promote a positive image of all “bully breeds.”

We are committed to educating the public about responsible pit bull and dog ownership, banishing the myths that the media feeds the public. We actively work together to share the truth about bully breeds: they are very loyal, loving, intelligent dogs who are amazing and wonderful family pets. Just like any dog, given proper obedience training, socialization with humans, and appropriate interaction with other dogs, this breed defies media misconceptions. By promoting attention and communication between dogs and owners we can show the general public what we already know: these are amazing creatures deserving of full and happy lives.

LARPBO promotes the importance of spaying and neutering all bully breeds, as well as rescuing and re-homing. The overpopulation of these dogs currently creates the assumption that these dogs don’t deserve a chance.

With so much controversy surrounding the bully breeds today, our focus is not only to increase awareness of the issues that affect pit bulls and their ownership, but to work together to be a part of the solution. Our goal with Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners is to gather pit bull loving friends and owners as a community – a community dedicated to making a stand for our best friends and strive to do so with the same fun-loving outlook that our dogs have in life.

4267 members · Public

Silicon Valley Cat Lovers Meetup

San Jose, CA

Silicon Valley Cat Lovers Meetup

Calling all cat lovers! Do you find cats irresistible? Do you own one, want to own one, or just want to be around one? Do you want to share your love of cats with other like-minded people in San Jose? Join us! We'll share stories, photos and behavior tips of these precious animals. Special events might include a workshop to make catnip toys, or a talk by a cat behaviorist.

Most events will take place at The Dancing Cat, San Jose's only cat adoption lounge.  Visitors are invited to meet and mingle with adorable adoptable cats in a relaxed and comfortable setting.  Sweet snacks and soft drinks for sale, wi-fi and catnip are on the house!

The Dancing Cat is an initiative of Silicon Valley Pet Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk cats and dogs from the San Jose municipal animal shelter.

If you'd like to simply hang out with adorable adoptable cats, you're welcome to come during our regular public hours from Wednesday though Sunday from noon to around 6pm. We ask for a donation of $10 to come in, but this is waived in cases of hardship.  We want everyone to enjoy being with our cats.


There is more information on our website here:  www.thedancingcat.org

We hope you'll stop by to see what The Dancing Cat is all about, or join us at one of our fun events. 

401 members · Public

SoCal Pack Leaders

Riverside, CA

SoCal Pack Leaders

Hey! Hello! Hi there!

Welcome to Southern California's original pack leadership group. We are super excited you chose us! Our dog training group is perfectly designed to provide you with the most effective behavior modification, socialization and training philosophies.

As a professional dog trainer of nearly 30 years I have used natural and holistic methods to work with dogs, as well as other animals. Having received formal training with only the best in the industry, as well as top authors such as The Monks of New Skete and Cesar Millan we are very well versed in a wide range of training methods and techniques to suite each and every one of you.

Our love of all breeds, passion for helping dogs of all ages, and work in behavior modification/solutions, problem solving, complete home manners, and multi-canine management has brought remarkable success to all of our clients world-wide. We draw from a lifetime of experiences with animal companions, as well as more than 28 years of yoga practice to help bring a fun, but calm, balanced energy to all of our clients, canine and human alike.

Our goal is to arrange weekly meet-ups that will allow us to share all of our tips and tricks to problem solving, obedience, solving reactivity and aggression and help you create perfect balanced companions you love to show off! You will be able to expect only the best in group obedience lessons, socialization, pack walks & hikes, Pet First Aid & CPR, rattlesnake avoidance, and many other valuable classes, workshops and seminars.

Please note, this is a dog training meet-up, and there are fees associated with each event. The fees may range in price on average, but are not limited to $5-$25 per event. We are truly grateful to have been voted Inland Empires Best Dog Training since 2011 by MyFoxLA and provide only the very best there is to offer! The larger events may have larger fees associated, however you are not required to join them in order to join the SoCal Pack Leaders.

Welcome to our training family, and we look forward to meeting you! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me via email, or on any of the social media outlets listed below.

Please follow us on our social media platforms listed below to learn more about us, and get some great tips, tricks, videos and occasional freebies!

Jen Freilich, IACP-CDT
Owner/Trainer/Behavior Specialist
IACP Professional Member #3919
Official Pack to Basics™ Socialization's
Certified ForceFree™ Method Trainer
AKC Canine Good Citizen Trainer / Evaluator 
Volhard Dog Nutrition Affiliate  
Canine Nutrition Consultant 
Certified SATS Perception Modification Trainer
Pet First Aid & CPCR Instructor 

At The End of Your Leash! 
Dog training and canine wellness center.      
www.attheendofyourleash.com
FB & IG @attheendofyourleash
www.facebook.com/jfreilich
Voted Best Dog Training in the Inland Empire since 2011 by MyFoxLA and YOU! 

Jen Freilich, Owner / Training Director / Behavior Specialist

With more than twenty years of experience, there is one thing Jen has always specialized in: creating happy dogs and happy families. Her talents take you from puppies to fearful, unruly and aggressive cases, to helping you create a balanced companion, and develop the relationship you have always dreamed of. Jen’s years of experience have led her to study with some of the world’s top trainers as she has developed her own unique training style that is guaranteed to bring you the success you are looking for. It’s not just about becoming a leader, but for Jen, it’s about teaching you how to lead with love. As one of only a handful worldwide certified to run Pack to Basics™ Socialization classes, she holds the key to unlocking the true potential in your canine companion.  

As certified ForceFree™ Method trainers, your journey from unruly prankster to balanced, off-leash reliable companion is not far away. For your trainers here, this is not just a job or a career. It is a way of life, and it is their passion. Their award winning training has made them top dogs year after year as their clients, along with MyFoxLA, has awarded them the title of Best Dog Trainers in the Inland Empire. With these superheroes, you are in the very best hands. 



*Note: This is a group dedicated to pet owners seeking additional help in creating calm, balanced dogs with the guidance of a professional dog trainer and behavior specialist. Trainers wishing to seek mentorship with Jen will not be added to this group initially and should email her directly at: JeniferFreilich@aol.com

945 members · Private