Join The Grafham Waggers Pack!

 

Next pack walk is:

 

So sorry everyone, pack walks are temporarily suspended

 Updated 1st September 2017

 

 


Thankfully there is a growing awareness now that very young puppies need to have positive socialisation experiences and this is great news.

 

What isn’t so widely understood still though is that this needs to continue throughout their first year and beyond...

 

Like us, dogs are social creatures and when their social needs are neglected it’s unfortunately quite common to see behavioural problems around other dogs surfacing between the ages of 1 – 3yrs old even though as a pup they enjoyed puppy classes and were fine around other dogs at the time.

 

It isn’t that they need to run in a whole pack of doggie friends, rather the science shows that, again like us, they need to have a few friends that they get on well with and see for social interactions fairly regularly.

 

Crucially this is true regardless of how many dogs you have in the house, they need to make other friends outside the family group to remain comfortable meeting and greeting others.

 


 

 

Pack walks will help your dog:

 

  • learn how to be calm on lead in the presence of other dogs
  • remain calm and sit at your side in the presence of distractions like joggers and cyclists
  • learn to accept other dogs approaching from all angles
  • have fun with you accomplishing some fun tasks and challenges
  • meet new friends to enjoy interacting with them every week 

You do not have to be on one of our courses to join in, everyone is most welcome.


Dogs will be on lead throughout.

 

If you'd like to be notified of where and when we are walking just fill in the boxes below, click on the blue button to send your details, then turn up and enjoy!

 

 


Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.


Pack Walks are £3 per dog to attend all of which goes to Labrador Retriever Rescue Southern England.

 

To learn about some of the fantastic work this charity is involved in please click here.

 

 

Items to bring:

 

# Vaccination Card (needed on first attendance only)

# A short soft lead – note: extendable leads, chain leads, choke collars are not permitted to use during the walk.

# Training treats,

# Poo bags,

# Water

# Appropriate footwear and clothing.  

 

Look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Disclaimer:

Anyone attending the Smart Socialisation Pack Walk does so entirely at their own risk.  Anyone bringing a dog to the Smart Socialisation Pack Walk is entirely responsible for the actions of themselves and/or their dog(s) at all times. Grafham Water Canine Adventures and its individual instructors and helpers shall not be held responsible for any incident, accident or injury to either human or dog or for any losses or damages however they may be caused.  Photos may be taken at any point during the walk to be used on the internet and in marketing material.  If you would rather not be photographed just let me know at the start of the walk, many thanks.