The KW German Shepherd Club hosts weekly pack walks throughout the Kitchener-Waterloo and Southern Ontario region each week. The location of these walks vary week to week, allowing our members and our dogs a new place to explore on a weekly basis. Information about our pack walks such as location, time and directions are located on our Facebook page under the "events" section. We will also notify members about cancellations, scheduling changes and other important information through this venue regarding our pack walks and meetings. Our pack walks are open to the public, but are breed specific and structured in nature. This means that all dogs must be leashed and under control at all times. Due to the structure of our pack walks, our dogs are able to gain confidence, build focus towards their handler and work through some very intense distractions. We feel that dogs who lack confidence, who display reactivity or fear aggression towards other dogs can find solitude in the structured pack walks. This however, is NOT a solution to any behavioral or training issue your dog may face.
Rules for Pack Walks:
All dogs must be leashed with a maximum 6ft leash ; NO Flexi-leads permitted.
No two dogs shall interact without the permission of both parties, prior to dogs engaging.
Handlers must have control of the dog(s) they bring to the walk (no pulling to other dogs or people, etc.).
Children are welcomed to pack walks, but must NOT approach ANY dog unless owner is fully aware and permission has been asked and granted.
Reactive and/or aggressive dogs are welcomed to these walks, but owners are asked to respect the other members and to please remain in control of your dog at all times.
Dogs that are overly stressed maybe asked to leave a large distance so they settle. If unable to settle they may be asked to leave the walk.
Intact dogs welcomed. No females in standing heat.
All dogs attending the pack walks must have a valid rabies certificate or titer.
There are no restrictions on types of collars used.
The KW German Shepherd Club members are involved in a multitude of working and sporting venues which include obedience, scent detection, herding, agility, lure coursing, sledding, schutzhund, PSA, tracking, disc dog, basic household manners and so much more.
We enjoy training together as a club but are by no means a training facility. We do offer a supportive place to work through training goals and always have members meeting and collaborating on different training behaviours. We enjoy bringing in trainers for our members such as the behavioural clinic and dog body language seminar our club has hosted over the last two years in which we can all learn from as well as specialized training as a group such as scent detection. We have members actively competing and excelling in Schutzhund, Obedience, Scent Detection and other sporting venues in the Ontario region. As a club, we are always willing to help individuals find local trainers specific to their interest or introduce them to new sporting or working venues. We encourage every member to get involved in some venue with their canine companion as the bond that is nurtured during training can do so much good for both parties.