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German Shepherd Large Pack Hike

Penobscot, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Jennifer

90 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Enjoy the true outdoors with an easy 1.5 mile private nature hike hosted by a pack of loose, well trained German Shepherd Dogs. The hike starts at our farm in coastal Maine and wanders through a network of trails winding through a natural wild Maine forest along streams and through meadows. You will be hiking with a large pack of (5 to 12) loose german shepherd dogs of various ages and they will be wanting to engage you to play and have you throw sticks or pet them. Along the walk, there will be wooden bridges over streams, soft forest trails, sometimes mud puddles and slippery footing. You will also learn about different native plants ands wild birds. At the halfway point there will be beverages and a chance to sit down on logs or boulders to rest. Throughout our adventure you will learn tips on hiking with a pack and the way they communicate and what their body language means. Once we return there will be bathroom facilities, snacks and beverages. We will also talk about how we raise and imprint our young shepherds and prepare them as family companions or for Show. Your hosts for the nature walk will be either Jennifer, Tony, Katie or all. We began offering pack walks at our open house for our German Shepherd Breeding program, and because of the enthusiasm and popularity, we decided to host this event through Airbnb. *PRIVATE TOURS CAN BE SCHEDULED* Please inquire!
Other things to note
You will be walking in the forest with loose german shepherd dogs that are very people friendly. Sometimes they run past and can run into you, or jump up on your body in a very playful way. None of our companion shepherds bite or act aggressive towards people. You may get muddy, or slobbered on!
Enjoy the true outdoors with an easy 1.5 mile private nature hike hosted by a pack of loose, well trained German Shepherd Dogs. The hike starts at our farm in coastal Maine and wanders through a network of trails winding through a natural wild Maine forest along streams and through meadows. You will be hiking with a large pack of (5 to 12) loose german shepherd dogs of various ages and they will be wanting to engage you to play and have you thro…

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What's included

  • Food
    snacks are provided
  • Drinks
    Bottled water provided
From $36
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Jennifer

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 28 Reviews
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We have been raising German Shepherds for decades now here on our Maine coastal farm. Watching them grow up in a rural, natural setting has given us opportunity to decode a lot of their body language and nuance in their pack setting. It is fascinating to observe how the pack assigns the different positions to the individual dogs that establishes their pack position. We average caring for about 20 Shepherds most of the time, plus a few litters of puppies per year. We work very closely with our reproductive veterinarian to breed the very best German Shepherd a with solid temperament and healthy genetic make up. All of our German Shepherds are raised in our home, and go on forest hikes every day. They will be trustworthy, friendly, loyal, and will be happy to play with you while running free on the trail. *Private hikes can be scheduled.*
We have been raising German Shepherds for decades now here on our Maine coastal farm. Watching them grow up in a rural, natural setting has given us opportunity to decode a lot of their body language and nuance in their pack setting. It is fascinating to observe how the pack assigns the different positions to the individual dogs that establishes their pack position. We average caring for about 20 Shepherds most of the time, plus a few litters of puppies per year. We work very closely with our re…
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Where you'll be

Seelenvoll German Shepherds is located on 68 private, natural acres with fields, forests and streams. The trails are groomed, with some wide, low, wooden bridges over rough terrain or streams. An absolute beautiful area to take photos and see or hear wild birds as we walk with the dogs. There may be mosquitos or flies depending on the time of year. *PRIVATE HIKES CAN BE ARRANGED* Please inquire

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

Hailey
February 2020
Wow! What a magical experience. We were treated to a delightful walk with 8 of the most beautiful dogs. Jennifer and Katie had such a deep love and understanding of the breed and their passion shined through. The property was gorgeous and it was so much fun to walk with the dogs and see them interact and run and play with each other. Highly recommend!
Wow! What a magical experience. We were treated to a delightful walk with 8 of the most beautiful dogs. Jennifer and Katie had such a deep love and understanding of the breed and t…
Joanna
February 2020
What a wonderful experience into the world of German Shepherds! We loved connecting with the dogs, puppies, and our host. Wonderful treat for families!
WenXi
February 2020
A quite interesting and unique experience. Their dogs are just so cute and gorgeous. If you like hikes with a large pack of dogs then this will be nice for you.
Sydney
January 2020
This was such an amazing experience for my boyfriend and me! Jennifer and her daughter were exceptional hosts who are very passionate about their dogs and their guests’ experience. The dogs were so much fun to walk the trails with and are very friendly/playful. Jennifer is so hospitable and welcoming, we can’t wait to come back sometime in the summer and share another experience here!
This was such an amazing experience for my boyfriend and me! Jennifer and her daughter were exceptional hosts who are very passionate about their dogs and their guests’ experience.…
Jeff
January 2020
This is an amazing once in a lifetime experience!! We had a glorious day trekking through the woods with Jennifer, her son Zack and 9 of their playful and buoyant German Shepherds!! We hiked through several clearly marked trails and crossed over hand made bridges as the Shepherds led us down to a glistening stream! As the dogs are free to run and play - this experience made us feel like we were part of their family. Highly recommended!!!
This is an amazing once in a lifetime experience!! We had a glorious day trekking through the woods with Jennifer, her son Zack and 9 of their playful and buoyant German Shepherds!…
Bryan
December 2019
Jennifer & her family are all extremely friendly and know so much about animals! The German Shepherds are full of life and it’s really contagious. They run around the trail taking occasional breaks to come up and say hello to the people they are leading. They are all trained better than any animal I have seen before, they never growl or snap at anyone. This is an amazing experience that words can’t do justice for. Sign up and see exactly how amazing this experience is!
Jennifer & her family are all extremely friendly and know so much about animals! The German Shepherds are full of life and it’s really contagious. They run around the trail taking…

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

sunscreen

hiking footwear