Can anyone join?
All new dogs would need to attend a pre-walk assessment. This is to ensure your dog/s will cope in a group walk environment. Sociability and coping skills will be assessed.
When do assessments take place?
15 Minutes prior to an arranged walk to enable the behaviourists to see if your dog is comfortable around other dogs. If he is then you will be added to the database for future walks.
What happens if the assessment criteria are not met?
We are happy to assist in a private capacity or a full behavioural consult if required.
When do I pay?
On the day of the walk in cash.
What is the cost?
R100.00 per owner (partners/children do not pay).
How often are the walks scheduled?
There will be 4 walks per month.
Where do you walk?
How many people and dogs come on the walks?
Numbers are capped to ensure safety for all. On average attendance is restricted to about 7 people and 15 dogs.
What happens if I have to cancel?
As the walks fill up quickly we do ask if you can give 24-hours notice to allow us to ask the next person on the waiting list.
What happens if it rains?
Walks continue unless there is lightning and thunder.
What do I bring?
- Your dog in a secure fitting flat /martingale collar or harness. (Please note that choke chains/prong collars and shock collars are not permitted).
- Standard webbing lead (retractable leads or part spring leads are not permitted).
- Doggy-doo bags to clean up after your dog.
- High reward treats (soft treats are preferable – Liver Bread is available for sale on request).
Do we walk on lead or off lead?
The walks are primarily off-lead walks, however if your dog needs to stay on-lead for various reasons you will be asked to keep distance from the other dogs. Other dog walkers will be asked to keep distance from you. On-lead socialisation is not permitted.
Sometimes all walkers will be asked to leash up depending on external events.
How long do we walk for?
Walks are an hour to an hour fifteen minutes long.