** We have reached our capacity for the hikes and unable to take on new clients at this time. We hope to be able to resume in January 2022. We require all dogs be vaccinated for influenza and leptopirosis along with the typical rabies, parvo, distemper, hepatitis and bordatella. Thank you for doing your part in keeping everyone healthy and safe

Trail hikes offer dogs the opportunity to explore and enjoy what they love to do. As an added bonus, they learn to sit quietly and peacefully in the car, to respect horses they may encounter on the trail, learn proper manners when meeting other dogs, and not to react to people, places and things. The overall experience builds confidence, releases energy, and returns dogs home tired, happy and content.

All the dogs traveling to and from the hikes (to and from the socials as well) are taught to sit quietly and politely in the car. They begin in the middle seat (sometimes in the front) and are gradually progressed to be able to sit with the others in the back. This provides a wonderful opportunity for fearful and/or shy dogs to become comfortable riding in a car and being around other dogs. 

We have been hiking the Palos Verdes trails for over 15 years and have certain ones we use for better shade, privacy, leash training, and desensitizing. Although the trails are fairly flat and non-strenuous for the most part, each dog's condition level is evaluated to determine whether they are ready to join us.  

Each dog begins one on one so we can be sure they are properly leash trained and non-reactive to other dogs, horses, people, and gardeners we may encounter along the way. Once this is accomplished, they go for a hike with one or two others dogs and eventually progressed to walk with a small group.