These 1-hour off-leash excursions with four to eight dogs are a great opportunity for your pup to socialize with others and run and swim on private land. These adventures elevate the overall health, wellness, and happiness of your dog, giving them the opportunity to release pent up energy they have from being inside. This constructive release helps to eliminate destructive tendencies such as unruliness (digging, chewing), investigative behaviors (garbage raiding), excessive barking and rough play with humans and other dogs. Your dog will be happily exhausted after a run with our athletes and other canine companions!
Benefits of Group Activity for Dogs
- Helps to reduce or eliminate the common behavior problems listed above, such as digging, excessive barking, chewing and hyperactivity.
- Socialization, especially at a younger age, can really help your dog get along and play safely with other dogs.
- This group includes very active play, which helps dogs who may be home alone for extensive periods. We have seen reduced separation anxiety and elimination of destructive behaviors from dogs that attend Wagging Trails.
- Helps to reduce digestive problems and constipation.
Helps timid or fearful dogs build confidence and trust.
Helps dogs feel sleepy, rather than restless, at bedtime or when you’re relaxing. We have heard from many happy clients that their dogs are much more calm in the evening after a Wagging Trails excursion. We know you like to relax after a long day of work, and now you can do it with your pup!
Free Canine Consultation
Dogs have personalities just like people do. Our team wants to make sure there is a mutual connection that can build trust with you and with your dog.
This first meeting will give us an idea of your dog’s fitness level and recall. The off leash group mainly takes place on wooded trails in non fenced in areas, so excellent recall and listening skills are a must. Dogs that have a lot of off-leash experience are the best candidates. We can work on recall with call words and treats, but previous off-leash walking experience is required.
Typical Workout Day
- Pickup: Your Canine Cardio Athlete will come by and pick up your dog(s) for the group.
- The Run: Once all pups have been picked up, we are off to our hiking location of the day. A typical day of hiking might include a 3.5-4 mile hike for us, which is doubled for most dogs as they run back and forth and chase each other. Depending on where we go, swimming and ball chasing may also be included. We typically swim quite often in the summer as temperatures rise. The ride home is usually very quiet as the pups are happily exhausted.
- Return Home: Once our 60-75 minute group run has been completed, your pooch will be returned home dog-tired and ready to relax, allowing you to do the same.
We're a Health-Conscious Company
Before contacting Canine Cardio, it’s always a good idea to talk with your vet to make sure your best friend is healthy enough and the appropriate age for distance running.
Prevent Bloat: It is recommended that you don’t feed your pup one hour prior to or one hour after a run. This is to reduce the risk of bloat – a dangerous stomach condition.