Since we walk in so many densely populated urban areas, it's important to have people without dogs to watch out for other off-leash dogs who might approach the group, and to be able to stop and talk to people who might have questions about what we're doing.
Our group has so many different types of people: chefs, PhD's, artisans, business professionals, people in the music industry, to name a few, but we're all brought together by our love of dogs and desire for responsible ownership. Since I don't have to focus on walking a dog, I have gotten a chance to talk to a lot more people.
And I get to practice taking pictures of all the gorgeous dogs. I try to get everyone, but sometimes I miss a few.
One of our dogless walkers made the realization that even though she'd been on so many walks, this was the very first time she was able to 'meet' certain dogs and owners because she had only seen them from afar.
Plus, Billy's mom wrote this great post about her experience as a dogless walker.
This was actually our first week adding an additional walk. We've grown so much, we now have 2 walks a weekend in 2 separate locations. So we will need more dogless people, but we get to continue adding new members!
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