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Looking for a judgement-free, safe and inclusive group alongside a Professional Dog Trainer to put your training foundation to work? We have fostered a welcoming and inclusive reactive dog community focused on building positive experiences in a structured and neutral space. Join us Saturday, February 10th @ 9am

Kimberly (Reactive Dog Advocate, Hostess Extraordinaire, and Owner of Outbound Canine Co) and Ashlin (Reactive Dog Advocate, Professional Dog Trainer and Owner of The K9 Mindset Academy) are all huge reactive dog advocates in their communities and love sharing their years of knowledge, education and experience. Scroll down to learn more about them!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

A great space to work on:

  • Dog reactivity
  • Human reactivity
  • Puppy training
  • Solidifying and practicing neutrality
  • Over-excitement
  • Working through over-stimulation
  • Building your dogs confidence

Rules to follow within the Group

  • All dogs are to remain on leash at all times - NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Leashes to be no longer than 6' in length
  • NO nose-to-nose meetings between any dogs
  • No play between dogs
  • Space is given at all times
  • Muzzles are strongly recommended for dog reactive dogs
  • Aggressive dogs, dogs prone to repeated lunging and dogs with a bite history, are required to wear a muzzle
  • It is expected you already have a good foundation and understanding of your dog's body language, ques, triggers and thresholds before joining
  • This is a respectful group where training tools are accepted and used by many - please leave your judgement at the door

Step 1 - Sign our waiver

Before signing up for our Community Pack Walk, you must have read our rules and policies (located within the waiver) in addition to signing our waiver. Community Pack Walk Waiver can be found here. Have questions? Feel free to reach out.

Step 2 - Sign up online

Have your waiver filled out? Now you're ready to sign up and secure your spot.

SIGN UP HERE

- MEET THE HOSTS -

Kimberly

Kimberly is a Reactive Dog Advocate, Pack Walk Hostess Extraordinaire, and the Owner of Outbound Canine Co. She adopted her first dog Tucker at the age of 6 where soon after bringing him home, she noticed him starting to display aggressive behaviors. Owning a Pitbull mix in the first place comes with pre-judgement and I learned very quick you need a thick skin to own a bully breed no matter how well behaved they can be. Within months of bringing him home, I noticed he was in fact, dog aggressive, which is where our journey began.

Throughout the years, Tucker has thrown me out of my comfort zone in regards to expanding my mind and knowledge on things such as management training, muzzle training, introducing tools, building engagement, creating a strong bond, the realities of life, and learning how to advocate for his space. For us, it is a life of management but for may of you who have met Tucker and myself within the last couple years, you know how far we have come.

Learn more about Kimberly
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Ashlin

At K9MA we believe that every dog learns differently. There is no one right way to train; There is no “one size fits all”. All training programs are custom to work around your lifestyle, but more importantly, what is best for the dogs mental, physical and emotional health. Rather than "training your dog" we focus on how you relate with your dog on a day to day basis through mindset and obedience. Our goal is to optimize your relationship.

We believe in a spectrum of training from positive methods to what are considered compulsive methods. All foundational training will be built on positive reinforcement. Once the foundation is solid, we use a four quadrant system called operant conditioning. We will never use fear, pain or intimidation to teach your dog.

It is my responsibility as your trainer to assess what training tools will work best for you to most effectively communicate with your dog, which is a crucial piece of the training puzzle. With my professional experience and education in dog training, I will guide you on the safe and proper use of tools including prongs and e-collars.

Learn more about Ashin

Have Questions?

How much is it to participate?

The fee to participate is $25 per dog/handler duo. If you have a multi-dog household and want to sign up more than 1 dog, multiple sign ups will be needed (ALL dogs require at least 1 handler). Please note, we advise you sign up only if you can 100% commit as fees are non-refundable.

How many people will be joining?

We are allowing roughly 20-25 dogs and handlers to join this walk join.

Where will the walk be hosted?

We will be hosting this Community Pack Walk in Abbotsford, BC. Pin location will be given closer to the date of the Walk and only to those who have signed up and will be participating. Let's keep the trails as they are, peaceful and beautiful.

Are you inclusive? Balanced or PP/R+?

Absolutely we are! There is always a good mix of PP/R+ and Balanced Owners who join our walks. We do not discriminate against how you choose to train your dog and what works for your dog.

How long is the walk?

The Walk will be roughly 1.5 hours long. We will start with a group discussion with just the humans to discuss engagement, loose-leash walking, tools, advocacy and more. Prepare yourself with questions to ask and be prepared to train on-leash around other dogs. We will have a quick meet & greet to give you the opporutunity to introduce yourself to the community and what training you are working on with your dog. You will then be guided along a local trail by Kimberly while exercising obedience and neutrality. Ashlin will be available for questions and tips throughout. 

What happens when the walk is full?

If the walk is full, don't be discouraged! We will have a waitlist/cancellation list in case somebody cancels. Please reach out to either Kimberly or Ashlin to have your name on the cancellation list.

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