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About eight years ago, we started our weekly pack walks. These were interrupted for a couple of years because of the pandemic, but we have resumed them, every Sunday at 10AM at Sidecut Metropark. Pack walks have proven to be an amazing opportunity for both dogs and their owners to come together, socialize, and create stronger bonds. So grab your leashes, put on your walking shoes, and join us for a pawsome adventure!

What is a pack walk, you may ask? It's a structured group walk where dogs and their owners come together to explore the world as a cohesive unit. With everyone safely on a leash, it provides a controlled and secure environment for interaction, making it an ideal setting for dogs to become more comfortable being around other dogs and people.

One of the greatest benefits of pack walks is the positive impact they have on our dogs' social skills. By walking alongside their peers, dogs learn valuable lessons in canine communication, cooperation, and appropriate behavior. It helps them build confidence and overcome anxieties they may have had in the past. As they observe and mimic the behavior of other dogs, they become more at ease and develop a natural comfort level when interacting with their own kind.

Not only do pack walks foster the social well-being of our furry friends, but they also provide a fantastic opportunity for owners to participate and strengthen their bond with their dogs. Sharing this adventure together strengthens the trust and connection between owners and their beloved companions. The shared experience of exploring new sights, sounds, and smells enhances the human-canine relationship, making it more enriching and fulfilling.

Participating in our weekly pack walk event is absolutely free, making it an incredible value for both regular daycare attendees and newcomers alike. It's a chance to be part of a vibrant and inclusive community of dog lovers, where all can come together and enjoy the benefits of socialization in a safe and controlled environment.

We meet every week at 10AM by the playground on the river side of Sidecut Park. If the weather is not cooperative, we will post on our Facebook group whether we will walk or skip a week.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your leash, lace up those shoes, and join us for our weekly pack walk! It's a wonderful opportunity to see your dogs thrive in a social setting, while you build lasting memories and create a stronger bond together. Don't miss out on this incredible value that's open to all—come and be a part of our dynamic doggie community.

Remember, every step we take together on this pack walk is a step towards building a happier, healthier, and more harmonious relationship with our furry companions. Let's stride forward together, paws and people alike, on this exciting adventure!

Dirk Broersma