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Designed for Reactive Dogs
Structured Environment
Inclusive of ALL Training Methods - Balanced & R+
Welcome to ALL Dogs & Breeds - big or small

Join our Pack!

Looking for a judgement-free, safe and inclusive group to put your training foundation to work?

These Structured Pack Walks and Hikes are something Tucker and myself have done ever since adopting him years ago and learning right quick, dog parks and being around off-leash dogs were a huge no for us. With Tucker being dog reactive, what I needed the most was to desensitize him to other dogs in a safe environment around somebody who trusted me to train my dog around them. I had no takers until years later starting this business, I met so many amazing people with dogs very similar to Tucker and who needed the exact same thing.

After years of training Tucker, we have come to the point where he is incredibly level-headed and accepting of walking with new dogs. I can honestly say had it not been for arranging Structured Walks with Customers and fellow Dog Parents, who I can call many now my good friends, Tucker and I would not have been able to get to this point of becoming neutral around new dogs.

Reactive Dog Approved

This group was designed especially with reactive dogs in mind. However, ALL dogs are welcome and there is a spot for everybody to work on their own training goals. This group is a great space to work on:

  • Becoming neutral around other dogs
  • Dog reactive dogs learning to be accepting of other dogs around them in a calm environment
  • Learning to be calm around others
  • Respecting other dogs spaces
  • Learning handler focus with distractions
  • Over-excitement and teaching your dog patience
  • Learning how to advocate for your dog

Some 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 unless otherwise agreed upon between another Owner within the group
  • Muzzles are strongly recommended for dog reactive dogs. If your dog is aggressive, a muzzle is required.
  • 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 Owners within the Pack - Opinions and judgement will not be accepted

We are located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. The on-leash trails I choose to host our walks on are typically within the Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Mission areas. Groups are limited up to 10 dogs, with the only exception being Community Pack Walk events. Fee to participate is per dog and handler duo joining. Every dog must have at least one handler.

Please only sign up for our walks if you can 100% commit. You must provide me with 5 days notice if you are not able to attend. Attendance where those who cancel within days of the walk and no shows will be taken into account when signing up for future walks. We are a dedicated group of dog owners who prioritize our dogs training.

Please account for traffic and other possible delays and arrive 10-15 minutes EARLY as Pack Walks and Hikes start AT the time mentioned on the schedule. Rules are discussed before we start the walk along with structuring the pack. We will not wait around for late comers who arrive after the scheduled time and miss me talking about the rules.

Please note, all fees are non-refundable as I donate a portion of the sign up fees to local rescue organizations and shelters.

Ready to sign up for one of our Structured Pack Walks or Hikes? BEFORE SIGNING UP, YOU MUST HAVE READ OUR RULES + EXPECTATIONS AND HAVE THE WAIVER FILLED OUT, which can be found HERE.

OBC x The Good Mutt Photography

I'm incredibly honored and excited to offer Andrea's services during a few of our Structured Pack Walks + Hikes this summer! Spots will be very limited as this is an exclusive chance to receive your own photo gallery while enjoying your time within the Pack and training your dog. Makes for some lasting keepsakes as a reminder of how far you've come with your dog. Please note, there is a fee involved in these Walks + Hikes.

These special OBC x The Good Mutt Walks + Hikes are exclusively for our Pack Walk regulars. Look at it as a huge perk and reward for yourself for prioritizing your dogs training and getting out of your comfort zone!

When I first reached out to Kim, I told her that my dog was overly excited when around other dogs and often became very vocal to the point where it was quite embarrassing. I was hesitant to sign up because of it. Kim was excellent in walking me through what a pack hike entails and assured me that it was a judgement-free space. I am so happy that I bit the bullet and signed up because my training, handling, and confidence has grown. I am seeing progress in my dog that I hadn’t seen when training on my own. I have built relationships with other likeminded owners who understand what having a reactive dog is like. Thank you Kim for all your hard work in hosting these pack sessions because it truly has helped us in so many ways.

Kayla E. / Mission, BC

I have had such a blast joining Outbound Canine pack walks and hikes. It was intimidating at first but that quickly goes away when you see everyone is just working on their dogs. It’s a wonderful setting for growth and bonding with your dog. It has actually made me feel so peaceful and in the moment. I would highly recommended these pack walks for anyone. Reactive or not your dog WILL benefit from structured outings like these.

Clara N. / Port Coquitlam, BC

OBC Pack Walks are great for any dog owner who wants to work with their dog in a group setting. This is a safe space for people and pets to learn or just have a good walk! It is nonjudgmental so use whatever tool and method that works best for you and your dog. If you do want help, the pack is supportive in helping out. Each dog gets the space they need! I'd highly recommend going on at least one if you are even remotely interested. You'll find the group supportive but respectful of boundaries and space!

Kiry M. / Maple Ridge, BC

I was really hesitant to start bringing my VERY dog reactive dog to a pack walk as i thought he would bark the whole time or be overwhelmed. Kim happily answered all my questions and I decided to go and it was the best decision I ever made! The group was well organized and everyone was set up for success! My dog did wayyy better than I thought he would and the progress outside the group was noticeable right away! After going to pack walks consistently for about a month my dog can now walk around strange dogs with little problems!!

Cara H. / New Westimnster, BC

My first pack walk was in January 2023 as my dog has some fear based reactivity towards other dogs and general unsureness. My first pack walk I was worried what others thought as she doesn't walk on a heel, she reacted to things, and she pulls. Not one person judged what was on my dog i.e harness/prong. Instead they made me feel supported. The people who I have met through these walks have been nothing short of amazing. Ivy and I have been going to these walks and hikes regularly through our training journey and I have watched my dog progress every.single.time. She went from a fearful dog in January to a dog who can participate in a group obedience class in June, and I don't think we would have gotten this far without Kim's pack walks and hikes 💕

Hannah B. / Mission, BC

Have Questions?

Do the Walks and Hikes cost anything?

Our structured walks have a fee of $10/per dog to join. I put my heart and soul into these structured walks as they were born from a passion project of mine. I wish I had these opportunities in my own reactivity journey with Tucker to be in a calm and safe environment around other dogs.

When collaborating with Photographers such as The Good Mutt Photography and Professional Dog Trainers for Community Pack Walks and related events, they will have a separate fee.

Our Community Pack Walks are in collaboration with professional dog trainers to best help those who have questions throughout the walk and need guidance with loose leash walking, handler focus, etc...

I haven't been on a walk with another dog in a while and I'm really nervous. Do you think we could still participate?

At the beginning of every meet up, everybody introduces themselves and lets others know what exactly it is they need from others and their dogs. By default, everybody is given space. The amount of space needed is entirely up to you.

Before dogs are taken out of their vehicles, we discuss placements within the group where people that are unsure how their dog will do, I'll typically place them within the back of the group so you can have however much space you need.

If you are really nervous, reach out to me and we can go on a 1-on-1 walk to ease your mind. I am located in the Stave Falls areas but am willing to travel.

My Dog isn't Reactive but I'd still like to join. Can I?

Friendly dogs that need help with patience and/or learning to be with other dogs without initiating play are also very much welcomed!

I use Training Tools. Is that acceptable?

Absolutely! Training Tools when used correctly, are accepted within our Pack. Many of the Handlers within the Pack use tools such as prong collars, e-collars and muzzles, including myself.

Have questions about tools or if you're new to using tools but are still unsure about placements and/or sizing, we are very resourceful and can offer some resources or help.

Tucker, my own dog, is muzzle and prong collar trained, so if you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

How often are the Walks/Hikes?

During Spring and Summer months, walks are sporadically added throughout the month.

With hotter temps, meetups will be set earlier on weekends to beat the heat and around bodies of water so dogs can have refreshing water breaks.

For weekday walks, meetups will be scheduled in the evenings. Please account for traffic and such to best arrive early.

For the Pack Hikes, can we use Long Lines?

Your dog is to be under physical control at all times and long lines make it harder and sometimes impossible to do so. Please for the purpose of these hikes, your dog is not to be on a leash longer than 6'.

Do we have to bring anything specific for the Pack Hikes? Perhaps items we wouldn't need for just the walks?

Safety comes first on these Hikes. The Hikes I choose are less populated, off the beaten path and tend to have more wildlife on them. For your own safety, I highly recommend you investing in some bear spray for you to have attached to your backpack since these trails are in bear and cougar country.

A first aid kit for your dog and for yourself is also very much recommended.

Is it possible for you to set up a Pack Walk near Vancouver? I don't drive or can't drive that far.

Vancouver is not the most ideal location for trying to walk peacefully with your dog. I personally know no peaceful and lesser known trails near Vancouver and don't feel comfortable hosting a walk somewhere I've never been.

These walks are designed first and foremost for reactive dogs, so the trails I choose are vetted and known trails I've hiked and walked on for years.

Is every walk a full 10 dogs?

I cut off sign ups when I feel the group is at their max of energy to keep the group and dogs safe within the pack.

I still will from times limit the groups to 6-8 dogs depending on who signs up.

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