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🐾5 Common Benefits of Pack Walking! 🐾




1. 🐾 SOCIALIZATION

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Building your dog’s confidence with another dog in a pack mitigates a dog’s tension and need for competition or dominance. Rather than a face-to-face setting like a dog park, dogs can walk together and build trust while avoiding opportunities for problematic exchange.

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2. 🐾 THE INSTINCT

to walk together - “Staying inline”

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- As I’m sure you’re aware, domesticated dogs are descendants of instinctually social animals - wolves. Wolves travel in packs and build positive bonds with one another which in turn creates a sense of security, and can decrease a dog’s competitive tendencies.

3. 🐾 BUILD CONFIDENCE

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We have worked with a handful of dogs that are nervous around other furry friends. By introducing them to our pack in a safe and fun way we have witnessed many pups gain confidence and build bonds with other dogs that they may have been too afraid to interact within an off-leash or face-to-face setting!

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4. 🐾 BRAIN & BODY EXERCISE

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While walking itself is an exertion of a dog’s energy, allowing dogs to sniff, learn and practice self-control are also highly beneficial features to a pack walk. For example, walking a 'leash reactive' dog in a pack of other dogs can provide the reactive dog with enough self-comfort and a sense of solidarity that they may feel less inclined to be reactive with new dogs they encounter.

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5. 🐾 GENERAL LEASH BEHAVIOR

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- Dogs that generally stop and pull on leash learn to maintain pace with the pack and generally have to behave in a group to keep advancing. They also often learn from one another. A structured pack walk allows opportunities for a well-trained dog to model positive behaviors to a dog that may be less well-trained

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