*There is currently a waitlist for pack walks*
Is your normally well-behaved dog getting into mischief?
They might be trying to tell you something.
Canines are pack animals that love to socialize and be a part of a group. Dogs can act out if this need isn't being met or aren't getting enough physical activity.
Thumbs Up pack walks go beyond burning off energy. Dogs practice healthy socialization, recall, basic obedience, impulse control and leash manners, teaching them to be calm and balanced pack members.
First Time Dogs
There is a $25.00 sign-up fee that includes a behavioural evaluation with head trainer, Emma Tucker. Emma will assess whether your pooch is ready for pack walks.
If your dog isn't quite ready for pack walks and requires training, Emma will give some one-on-one training recommendations. Once your dog shows the necessary improvements it can join pack walks without an additional sign-up or evaluation fee.
Please note there is a zero-aggression policy for pack walks.
Pack Walk Schedule
Walks run twice daily, Monday - Friday.
Morning Walk pick-up starts around 8 AM and goes until 9:30 AM. Dogs are dropped off between 11 AM - 12:30 PM.
Afternoon Walk pick-up starts around noon and goes until 1:30 PM. Dogs are dropped off between 3:30 PM - 5 PM.
There is a maximum of 8 dogs on each walk.
Depending on traffic or external circumstances, pick-up and drop-off may run late.
Pack Walks are currently limited to the Greater Victoria area.
Walks occur around different parks, trails, fields, and lakes in Victoria. Pick-up and drop-off points extend to Elk Lake area and Thetis Lake area. We do not serve Sidney or the Westshore at this time.
Rates include pick-up, drop-off and a vigorous 1 - 1.5-hour walk lead by a professional Thumbs Up Pack Leader.
Does your pup want to join the pack once a week?
1 pack walk per week = $26.00 plus tax.
Does your dog need daily activity?
Pups signed up for pack walks Monday - Friday receive a special rate: $24.00 plus tax, per pack walk.
Have two dogs?
2 pups from the same household receive a special rate of $42.00 plus tax, per pack walk.