Most of our group activities include hiking and casual walks.
We will mostly set up easy and moderate hikes in the Simi Valley and surrounding areas within Conejo Valley and Santa Monica Mountains. We will maintain a leisurely or moderate pace so you don't need to be a hard core athlete to keep up. Most hikes are between 3-5 miles long.
Yes, we will abide by local rules and regulations and all dogs will be kept on leash. We recommend a 6 foot leash. Please do not use a retractable leash.
Yes, all hikes and walks are completely free!
Each dog must be accompanied by at least one adult and must remain on a maximum 6 ft. leash.
Dogs must be up to date on shots and be wearing an ID tag.
Dog owners must provide their own bags and pick up their dog's droppings.
Dog owners must provide adequate water for both their dog and themselves.
Hiking boots or other appropriate footwear must be worn. Owners are responsible for their own sunscreen.
Dogs should be well socialized or well trained if reactive. If your dog is not well socialized and you struggle with control, please contact us. We may evaluate your dog prior to participating in our hikes. Dogs with some reactivity do join our walks from time to time and we ask that you respect those dogs' need for space.
Do not allow your dog to sniff another dog face to face and especially give space in the beginning as not every dog is comfortable with other dogs in their space.
Please have control over your dog, be aware of your surroundings and give distance to the other dogs on the walk.
No shaming or judgement of other owners and which tools they prefer to use.
All dogs, including puppies, must be up to date on shots. We do not recommend long hikes for dogs under the age of 6 months old. Park play dates, some casual walks and other activities would be best for puppies.
While some of our activities and events are intended for social dogs only, we have many hikes and walks with enough space for reactive dogs. We've had good experience with mildly reactive dogs, especially on wider trails. These dogs usually do well either at the front of the pack or the back. If you are unsure of your dog's reaction to other dogs, you may still be able to join. You are welcome to contact us ahead of time for an evaluation. All dogs must be friendly with humans.
Bring your children at your own risk. Keep in mind that many of our hikes and walks may be too strenuous for younger kids. You know your children best and what they can handle.
We suggest that all dogs be treated with flea and tick medication prior to hiking.
For our hikes and walks, interaction is limited as our focus is on exercising our pups (and ourselves). It is still a great to work on your relationship with your pet in the presence of other animals and distractions. We may add park play dates and other activities where the dogs will have a better chance of playing if there is a demand for it.