HikeaBulls out in California. The group was started by Tracey Cutler who wanted to find a positive way to socialize her dogs. She did research on the benefits of dogs hiking together as a pack as another type of positive dog socialization. The dogs don't physically interact, but the rhythm of all walking together is a positive, dog-social experience. The group also gives people a place to feel comfortable working on training and dog manners as we all know our dogs can constantly be a work-in-progress. The walks are structured to be calm so dogs never greet each other, to keep excitement down, and everyone is given a lot of space.
After wishing we had something like this in Chicago, I began communicating with Lark who has been so great in giving advice about how we could start our own dog walking club in Chicago. So...we decided to start one.
Right now, Miss M and Mr. B are the only members.
The area is fairly isolated and absolutely beautiful. With tiny city beaches, harbor views:
And the city skyline:
Chicago people...we would love for you to join us!