Frequently Asked Questions

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What types of group activities do you set up?

Most of our group activities include hiking and casual walks as well as special events such as wine tasting. However, if you are not a hiker or walker, we may be able to add park play dates, coffee meet-ups and more if the demand is there. 

What types of hikes do you go on?

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. 

Do dogs need to be on leash?

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. 

Is it free?

Almost all activities are free, but we will ask for a nominal fee for special events like wine tasting. You can pay for these events using the PayPal button below. 

What are your rules?

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. If your dog is not well socialized, please contact
us. We may evaluate your dog prior to participating in our hikes.



Can puppies join?

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. 

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What if my dog isn't social?

Our activities and events are intended for social dogs only. However, if you are unsure of your dog's reaction to other dogs, you may still be able to join. We've had good experience with mildly reactive dogs, especially on wider trails. You are welcome to contact us ahead of time for an evaluation. All dogs must be friendly with humans.

Can kids join?

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. 

What about fleas and ticks?

We suggest that all dogs be treated with flea and tick medication prior to hiking. 

How much interaction with other dogs will my dog get?

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.

Where can I RSVP to your events?

Our Facebook page is the best place to RSVP to events. Click the link below. Or if you don't use Facebook, you can email us at jen@3dogtraining.com or call or text 818-445-3452.