Colin’s Pack is a dog pack hiking business founded by Colin West in 2011, and serving Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica and Venice.
Our focus is on providing dogs with the healthy pack setting that they would naturally be growing up in, with the human playing the role of “alpha.” Though we allow for dogs to develop their own relationships amongst each other, it’s understood by the dogs that the person is ultimately the authority figure, the leader, the alpha, etc. This means that we will protect all of the dogs and have the final say if any dog is being out of line. This gives the dogs the freedom to be themselves, avoid dogs they don’t want to interact with, and play with the dogs that they do, all the while knowing that they are safe to make those decisions.
By traveling in a pack in nature with a clear leader, we create an experience that is very close to the natural behaviors of dogs and their ancestors, which is very fulfilling to the dogs in a primal way. Pack hikes create happier dogs who can then share that love with their owners.
For videos of pack hikes, please visit our Facebook Page, where we regularly post videos of the hikes.