For many dogs, hiking within a group of other dogs can be an exciting experience. In order to allow these dogs to calm down and feel comfortable within the group, a good distance (around 5 feet) is kept between the dogs. As the hike progresses, and the dogs get into the groove of pack hiking, the distance between the dogs is reduced. Towards the end of the hike many dogs end up walking side by side. Although, some dogs may require additional space throughout the entire hike. This group is only one type of socialization, for you and your dog to participate in.
Hikes are scheduled with varying degrees of difficulty, to allow a greater number of people to participate. HikeABull averages one to two hikes per week, weather permitting, with each hike lasting between one and three hours. To provide a means of socialization for older dogs or for people that need a shorter hike at a slower pace, HikeABull schedules shorter walks known as Elderbull walks. This walks last about 30 minutes and are VERY low key.