Colin’s Pack was founded by Colin West in 2011, with the mission of helping to fulfill the lives of dogs. Our primary services are Pack Hikes and Behavioral Consultations. We service the Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, and Venice.
Our goal on the hikes is to be the leader and mentor for the dogs, understand and heal any traumas, and also provide the protection and leadership that they would naturally get from an alpha.
We believe that pack hikes are the single best thing you can give to your dog. To be out with other dogs, traveling in a pack, closely resembles their natural way of life, and is deeply fulfilling and healing to them. The human plays the role of alpha, the leader, which is the one who is able to bring all of the dogs together and make them feel like a family unit. Our goal in the role of “alpha” is to earn respect, handle all disputes, and to provide a blanket of protection so that the dogs feel they are safe to explore the boundaries of being a dog.
We 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 dogs that they do, all the while knowing that they are safe to make those decisions. Our pack hikes create happier, more balanced dogs who can then share that love with their owners.