We are a dog hiking company located in Santa Monica, CA, and serving Santa Monica, Venice, and Pacific Palisades. We run pack hikes Monday-Friday in the morning, and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the afternoon.
We believe that pack hikes are one of the best things we can give our dogs – something that fulfills the dogs on an emotional, physical, and mental level, providing that missing link that they lose when we take them into our world.
To be 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, whose primary roles are to provide protection and direction for the dogs. Our role 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.
For videos of pack hikes, visit our Facebook page, where we regularly post videos and photos of the hikes.