Over the summer, SGDs will be holding several group dog adventure hikes in West Maui. These hikes are intended to help in training and socialization. Don’t worry if your dog isn’t great around others yet, these events will give us the opportunity to work on your training. Dogs must be up-to-date on all shots including Parvo & Distemper. Dogs must be relatively social and friendly around other dogs and people, and be under control by the owner or handler. Please bring plenty of water for yourself and your dog, and sunblock if you need it. We also recommend having high value treats on hand for training. Dogs must be leashed at the beginning of all hikes. Off leash will be granted based on each dog’s obedience level. A long line is recommended if your dog is still working on socialization or Recall.
During the second half of each hike, we will stop to practice our Sit-Stay-Look from a distance for our upcoming Summer Pawlooza Training and Photo Shoot Competition. Please contact us directly to participate in any Dog Adventure Hike. Updates and cancellations will be posted on our Instagram Page.
Please be ON TIME to participate in any group adventure. Hikes START at the listed time.
Saturday April 3rd, 4:15-5:30p.m. LOCATION: Olowalu Petroglyphs
The Olowalu Petroglyphs are ancient Hawaiian images of humans and animals chiseled into the rock. The stone carvings are over 300 years old. Directions: from Lahaina take the highway south to Olowalu. Park in the lot on the south side of the stores. We will meet here. This hike has little to no shade and it will likely be hot, please be prepared.
Saturday April 17th, 4:30-6:00p.m. LOCATION: Maui Prep Trails
These trails go around Maui Preparatory Academy, (4910 Honoapiilani Hwy). Directions: Take the highway North to Napili. Turn right at Napilihau Street. Take the next right (past the farmers market). Drive up towards Maui Prep school. Park in the lot just outside the gate of Maui Prep. We will meet in this parking lot.
Thursday April 22nd, 7:30-8:30a.m. LOCATION: Kapalua Village Trails.
Kapalua Village Trails offer many different paths for hiking. On this day we will meet at the back side entrance of these trails. Directions: Take the highway North to Kapalua. Turn left onto Office Road. From Office Road, turn right onto Village Road (just past the old Taverna restaurant). Stay on this road (do not park in the lot here). This road curves to the left, then goes down and curves back to the right. Take this road all the way around the curve to the end of the road. Park in the last lot near the golf course offices (red building: 200 Village Road).
Face Masks WILL BE required for all SGDs Summer Pawlooza activities and events (check our FAQs Page for current Covid restrictions).