If you have a dog, the Chestermere Dog Walking Program would love if you signed up to join their walking group. The program allows for both the owner and dog to get exercise and socialize with their peers while also getting fresh air outside and enjoying the off-leash dog park.
The program, part of Chestermere Walks, which promotes a healthy and active lifestyle within Chestermere, is scheduled to meet on Monday evenings until June 30th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The group meets outside of Pet Planet and then makes their way down to the off-leash park where their dogs can play together and the owners can socialize.
Once you’ve signed up on the website and you arrive to meet the group, you will be provided with a free pedometer. The amount you end up with on the pedometer will be recorded by Carla Hogan, head of the program, who will then give the numbers to Vicki Klinger to enter the stats in to the Chestermere Walks database so that we can see how active our town is.
On May 20th, the group will instead meet at the John Peake Memorial at 6:30 to listen to a short speech by Steve King, leader of the Chestermere Therapy Dogs Society. The speech will include different points about off-leash dog park etiquette that owners must keep in mind so that all people and their pets can enjoy the park comfortably. After the speech, the group will begin their walk down to the off-leash park. Pet Planet, the Chestermere Veterinary Clinic, and Pawticular Pooch are proud supporters of this event, and each business has donated a prize to be won by a draw winner. A weekly gift will be up for grabs, donated by Pet Planet, which will include a bag of biscuits, Pet Planet tennis ball, and more items. Pet Planet has a, “passion for pet health and nutrition, a dedication to the families we serve and a strong desire to make a difference”. Since they want to assist you in making healthy decisions for your beloved pets, they want to encourage owners and their dogs to come out to this event.
The Chestermere Veterinary Clinic will have a $30 gift card as a prize as well. As another supporter of the Chestermere Dog Walking program, they believe that the program is a great opportunity to promote exercise and socializing. “Exercise stimulates a dogs mind and can help alleviate other problem behaviors that can result from inactivity and boredom,” they say. A $25 gift card for the Pawticular Pooch will also be a prize. This dog loving and orientated business can provide your best friend with everything from ‘pawdicures’, feather extensions, and basic grooming services, to blueberry facials.
Join the Chestermere Dog Walking Program on May 20th at 6:30 p.m. down by the John Peake Memorial. If you have any questions, please contact Carla Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (403) 719-7873. For more information and to sign up, please visit: www.chestermerewalks.ca.