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German Shepherds of the Bay Area

San Jose, CA

                                                        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. You get out of the group what you put into it. 

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.  You are welcome to 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  10 years in August 2020. 

Christine 

608 members · Private

Dog Lovers and Hiking Hounds of Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

Welcome!  

I started this group to provide opportunities for dogs and their owners to get outdoors together.  Most events involve off leash time with your dog.   We are a friendly group of folks who love dogs and welcome new members!  We are mainly a hiking group (with hikes of various distance and difficulty), but any dog-related activity is great and we especially welcome members who'd like to step up and organize events!). 

 Our meetup locations range from the local Sacramento area to the Sierras and anywhere in between!  To check out the the group and our events, please answer the profile questions and we will approve you will start a 30 day free membership.

* All dog breeds are welcome as long as the behave appropriately with other dogs. People are welcome, with or without dogs, as long as they are dog lovers (you don't have to have a dog to join the group).  We emphasize responsible dog ownership and our off-leash events are often limited in numbers to keep things under control and to represent our group well to others who share the trails.  Prong/pinch and ecollars can create a negative association with other dogs so are not allowed at our events.*

If you enjoy the group, you can pay the $6 annual fee to remain a group member.  Meetup offers an automatic system for this so I cannot make exceptions to this policy. You may do this via WEPAY by going to "membership dues" (link on left).  If need be, you may send me a check but I prefer electronic and it is a secure system.  This small fee helps me cover the fee to meetup to host the group.  

Please read our group guidelines HERE  or below.

Happy Trails and Woof! Jodi Cassell, Ky, and Rudi - vizslas, Beanie - pitty mix honorary vizsla

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The following disclaimer and guidelines and resource links form the foundation for all

Dog Lovers and Hiking Hounds of Sacramento events. Version 12_28_2016

Disclaimer:

Each person who participates accepts responsibility for making any determinations regarding their and their dog(s) safety, conduct and well-being; recognizes possible hazards attending outdoor activities; and accepts responsibility for all risks and liability associated with their and their dog(s) behaviour. 

Everyone:

● Please make sure your dog behaves appropriately.  This includes:  being aware of what your dog is doing at all times and making sure interactions are appropriate between dogs in the group (meaning dogs are not repeatedly harassing dogs who are not into playing,  etc.).  “Arguments” between dogs happen occasionally, but let’s be proactive and try to prevent any problems before they occur as much as we can.  Play is great as long as it's consensual!   Your meetup organizer, Jodi Cassell is a fear free/positive reinforcement dog trainer, so if you are seeing any issues or have questions, please feel free to contact me. 

Prong/pinch and ecollars can create a negative association with other dogs so are not allowed at our events (a front clip harness is a great alternative for dogs who pull on leash, etc.  Feel free to personal message Jodi Cassell for recommendations).

●Know and adhere to Leave No Trace (LNT) at all times. Encouraging others to do so is appreciated.  Please carry bags and pick up after your dogs on all meetups!

Please be considerate of others during lunch and snack breaks – if your dog begs from other group members, better to keep them on leash and with you during food breaks.  This helps to prevent conflicts among dogs around food.

●Passengers in carpools – Please reimburse the carpool driver $4 driver per hour driven.

If you have a question for a particular event that you signed up for or are running late, etc, you need to contact your "event host" who is listed at the top right of the list of attendees.  It will say "event host" under their name, but it's easy to miss.  Jodi (meetup organizer) does not organize or attend all events, so your question may go unanswered if you only contact her the day of and she is away. 

Organizers:

●Post a detailed description of the meetup on the website.  Please also post a cell phone number so people can call you if they get lost, are running late, etc.

●Please make certain that your attendees have responded “yes” to the group guidelines (under profile question #5 – click on the member to see their profile) prior to attending the meetup.  Contact them if they have not.  This is for your protection (although there are some generic protections provided by being a part of Meetup, most groups take his approach as well).

Participants

●Read the meetup description carefully.  Be prepared physically and bring the proper equipment and trail supplies necessary for the hike.  You are being unfair to other participants if you don’t do this. 

●If you RSVP yes please show-up.

●Stay with your group..

●Rate your hike and provide a comment on your experience.

●Contact your organizer / leader directly with any questions, comments or

concerns.

●Uploading and sharing pictures of your experience is appreciated.

●Thank your host!  We are all volunteers and organization take effort and time – we need to appreciate folks who are willing to take on this task!

●Please pay your annual fee so I can keep this meetup going!

LNT Organization Home Page: http://www.lnt.org

215 members · Private

Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners

Van Nuys, CA

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.

4112 members · Public

SoCal Pack Leaders

Riverside, CA

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

923 members · Private

Rancho Compasión Farm Sanctuary Volunteers

Nicasio, CA

At Rancho Compasión, we provide a home to previously neglected, exploited, and abused farm animals. Founded by Miyoko and Michael Schinner, their home and sanctuary is nestled in the bucolic town of Nicasio, California, surrounded by beautiful redwood trees, bountiful wildlife, and a rich farming culture. They open their home to a growing number of rescued animals with the support of compassionate family and volunteer caretakers. Volunteers will have opportunities to help with the animals, work on expansion and renovation projects, and attend special events. Volunteering at Rancho Compasión is lots of fun! Volunteers over the age of 13 are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult and have a parent/guardian sign the waiver, listed below. We host monthly volunteer work days. There's lots of work to be done! We'll eat yummy vegan food, build play structures, expand living areas and pasture, clean the stalls, feed and give love to the animals, and much more. Our monthly volunteer days consist of working for the animals for a few hours in the gorgeous hills of Nicasio and then join together for a yummy potluck or lunch prepared by our host, Miyoko Schinner (did we mention Miyoko is the wonderkind behind Miyoko's Kitchen, the vegan cheese company, former owner of a vegan restaurant and vegan chef extraordinaire?). Come join us!

Are you a local? Our more regular volunteers come once or twice a week, (or more, depending on their schedule), and help out with mucking the stalls, feeding the animals, and, of course, to give them lots of love! Get in touch with us if you are interested in becoming a regular volunteer.

Please note all volunteers and visitors are required to sign a liability waiver (https://www.smartwaiver.com/w/576ac9a938de9...).  We will cross reference your waiver with your Meetup profile.  This requires your Meetup profile include your last name.  We request you sign the waiver in advance to speed up the check-in process on the day of the event.  

Rancho Compasion is a vegan facility and we ask that you not bring any animal products to the Ranch.

Please check out our website (http://ranchocompasion.org/) and consider donating (http://ranchocompasion.org/contribute).  We are a 501(c)(3) organization, which means your donations are tax deductible.  As a pubic charity we must receive a majority of our funding from the public to retain our charitable status.  Thank you!

Lastly, please include a photo of yourself in your profile.  

377 members · Public