2014 Spring/Summer Hike Schedule Announced

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The weather is finally warming up! It’s time to head to the trails with your trusty companion and join us for a fun hike! Below is the updated schedule for the upcoming months. We would love to see you there!

April
  • Saturday, April 5th | 9am
  • Sunday, April 6th | 10am
  • Saturday, April 12th | 9am
  • Sunday, April 13th | 10am
  • Saturday, April 19th | 9am
  • Sunday, April 20th | 10am
  • Saturday, April 26th | 9am
  • Sunday, April 27th | 10am
May
  • Saturday, May 3rd | 9am
  • Sunday, May 4th | 10am
  • Saturday, May 10th | 9am
  • Sunday, May 11th | 10am
  • Saturday, May 17th | 9am
  • Sunday, May 18th | 10am
  • Saturday, May 24th | 9am
  • Sunday, May 25th | 10am
  • Saturday, May 31st | 9am
June
  • Sunday, June 1st | 10am
  • Saturday, June 7th | 9am
  • Sunday, June 8th | 10am
  • Saturday, June 14th | 9am
  • Sunday, June 15th | 10am
  • Saturday, June 21st | 9am
  • Sunday, June 22nd | 10am
  • Saturday, June 28th | 9am
  • Sunday, June 29th | 10am

 

Sharon Nowakowski, Gentle Paws Dog Training | www.racinedogtrainer.com | (414) 916-5936

2014 Spring Hike Schedule Announced

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Hi Everyone,

It’s that time of year again.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Here it is again, the long awaited hike schedule.  Also, it is time to renew your trail dog memberships.  It is $25 for the first dog and $10 for each additional dog that you have.  You can sign up at the hike when you come for the first time next year.  We will be having a prize each month for the person who hiked the most miles that month.  If any of you have any other ideas to improve our program please let me know.

 January
  • Saturday, Jan. 4th | 9am
  • Sunday, Jan. 5th | 10am
  • Saturday, Jan. 11th | 9am
  • Sunday, Jan. 12th  | 10am
  • Saturday, Jan. 18th  | 9am
  • Sunday, Jan. 19th  | 10am
  • Saturday, Jan. 25th  | 9am
  • Sunday, Jan. 26th  | 10am
February
  • Saturday, Feb. 1st  | 9am
  • Sunday, Feb. 2nd  | 10am
  • Saturday, Feb. 8th  | 9am
  • Sunday, Feb. 9th  | 10am
  • Saturday, Feb. 15th  | 9am
  • Sunday, Feb. 16th  | 10am
  • Saturday, Feb. 22nd  | 9am
  • Sunday, Feb. 23rd  | 10am
March
  • Saturday, Mar. 1st  | 9am
  • Sunday, Mar. 2nd  | 10am
  • Saturday, Mar. 8th  | 9am
  • Sunday, Mar. 9th  | 10am
  • Saturday, Mar. 15th  | 9am
  • Sunday, Mar. 16th   | 10am
  • Saturday, Mar. 22nd  | 9am
  • Sunday, Mar. 23rd  | 10am
  • Saturday  Mar 29th  | 9am
  • Sunday    Mar 30th  10am

 

Sharon Nowakowski, Gentle Paws Dog Training | www.racinedogtrainer.com | (414) 916-5936

Sign up for the Wolf Lake Trail Run/Hike!

It’s not too late to sign up!

The Wolf Lake Trail Run Hike is a 3.8 mile run/hike that takes place on the Blue Trail encircling beautiful Wolf Lake. Beginning and ending near the beach, the course traverses a variety of hills, grass-land and woodland. The lake is visible throughout most of the course. Strollers are not recommended for this trail. This annual event is held in September.

[message_box title=”2013 Registration Information” color=”yellow”]This year’s event is set for September 29, 2013! Click here to sign up today.

Download the 14th Annual Wolf Lake Trail Run/Hike Entry Form
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Fall Hike Schedule Announced

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Hi Everyone,

Here is the hike schedule for the rest of the year.  You will notice there are a few Saturdays where there is no hike listed.  That is not a typo, those are the Saturdays that I have a competition with my dogs so won’t be there.  If any of you decide to hike those days just send me an email with your mileage.

Also, you will notice that we are back to our regular times starting next month so sleep in a little and have that extra cup of coffee!

September
  • Saturday, Sept. 7th  |  9am
  • Sunday, Sept. 8th  |  10am
  • Saturday, Sept. 14th  |  9am
  • Sunday, Sept. 15th  |  10am
  • Saturday, Sept. 21st  |  9am
  • Sunday, Sept. 22nd  |  10am
  • Saturday, Sept. 28th  |  9am
  • Sunday, Sept. 29th  |  10am
October
  • Saturday, Oct. 5th  |  9am
  • Sunday, Oct. 6th  |  10am
  • Sunday, Oct. 13th  |  10am
  • Saturday, Oct. 19th  |  9am
  • Sunday, Oct. 20th  |  10am
  • Saturday, Oct. 26th  |  9am
  • Sunday, Oct. 27th  |  10am
November
  • Saturday, Nov. 2nd  |  9am
  • Sunday, Nov. 3rd  |  10am
  • Sunday, Nov. 10th  |  10am
  • Saturday, Nov. 16th  |  9am
  • Sunday, Nov. 17th  |  10am
  • Saturday, Nov. 23rd  |  9am
  • Sunday, Nov. 24th  |  10am
  • Saturday, Nov. 30th  |  9am
December
  • Sunday, Dec. 1st  |  10am
  • Sunday, Dec. 8th  |  10am
  • Sunday, Dec. 15th  |  10am
  • Saturday, Dec. 21st  |  9am
  • Sunday, Dec. 22nd  |  10am
  • Christmas Day  |  9am
  • Saturday, Dec. 28th  |  9am
  • Sunday, Dec. 29th  |  10am
  • New Years Day  |  9am

 

Remember, if any of you have any suggestions as to how we can promote the trail dog program, expand our activities, have special events (cgc, potlucks, breakfasts, etc.) please let me know.  Remember, this is not my program, this is our program.  Let’s get out there and have some fun. I am open to any and all suggestions. See you on the trail.

Sharon Nowakowski, Gentle Paws Dog Training | www.racinedogtrainer.com | (414) 916-5936

Summer Hike Schedule

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Hi Everyone,

Here is the Hike Schedule for June, July & August:

June
  • Saturday, June 29th  9am
  • Sunday, June 30th 10am
July
  • Saturday, July 6th   8am
  • Sunday, July 7th   9am
  • Saturday, July 13th  8am
  • Sunday, July 14th  9am
  • Saturday, July 20th  8am
  • Sunday, July 21st  9am
  • Saturday, July 27th  8am
  • Sunday, July 28th  9am
August
  • Saturday, August 3rd   8am
  • Sunday, August 4th   9am
  • Saturday, August 10th  8am
  • Sunday, August 11th  9am
  • Saturday, August 17th  8am
  • Sunday, August 18th  9am
  • Saturday, August 24th  8am
  • Sunday, August 25th  9am

 

Remember, if any of you have any suggestions as to how we can promote the trail dog program, expand our activities, have special events (cgc, potlucks, breakfasts, etc.) please let me know.  Remember, this is not my program, this is our program.  Let’s get out there and have some fun. I am open to any and all suggestions. See you on the trail.

Sharon Nowakowski, Gentle Paws Dog Training | www.racinedogtrainer.com | (414) 916-5936

Sign Up for the Wolf Lake Trail Run Hike

The Wolf Lake Trail Run Hike is a 3.8 mile run/hike that takes place on the Blue Trail encircling beautiful Wolf Lake. Beginning and ending near the beach, the course traverses a variety of hills, grass-land and woodland. The lake is visible throughout most of the course. Strollers are not recommended for this trail. This annual event is held in September.

[message_box title=”2013 Registration Information” color=”yellow”]This year’s event is set for September 29, 2013! Click here to sign up today.

14th Annual Wolf Lake Trail Run/Hike Entry Form[/message_box]

April Hike Schedule

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Hi Everyone,

Here is the Hike Schedule for April 2013:

  • Sunday April 7th  –  10am
  • Saturday April 13th  –  9am
  • Sunday April 14th  –  10am
  • Saturday April 20th  –  9am
  • Sunday April 21st  –  10am
  • Saturday April 27th  –  9am
  • Sunday April 28th  –  10am

NOTE: No hike April 6th I’ll be out of town.  If any of you decide to hike just let me know so I can add it to your mileage log.

With the weather getting nicer I am trying to work in some longer hikes.  So the plan is to hike Rhodes Rd. on Saturdays and do a shorter trail (gray or green) on  Sundays, since we start later.As some of you know, I always participate in the Spring Into Fitness Program at the park every spring.  Well, this year they needed a hike leader for the red trail on May 4th.  I’m afraid I volunteered for that.  It’s 8.3 miles and I’m hoping many of you will join me.  The estimated time for the trail is about 4 hours.  There is a picnic area at approximately the halfway point where we can stop so bring your lunch.

Also, if any of you have any suggestions as to how we can promote the trail dog program, expand our activities, have special events (cgc, potlucks, breakfasts, etc.) please let me know.  Remember, this is not my program, this is our program.  It’s been a really long winter, let’s get out there and have some fun. I am open to any and all suggestions. See you on the trail.

Sharon Nowakowski
Gentle Paws Dog Training
www.racinedogtrainer.com
(414)916-5936

Spring into Fitness

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Richard Bong State Recreation Area and the Bong Naturalist Association will hold its annual Spring into Fitness wellness challenge during April and the first week of May at Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Road.

Teams of two to four can register for $10 each during the month of April or at the kickoff event at 9:30 a.m. April 6th. Participants will then hike a trail and will meet at the Visitor Center.

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Participants will earn points for engaging in healthy behaviors, including being more physically active (hiking, biking or other activity of choice), engaging in healthy nutritional habits (drinking water or eating more fruits and vegetables), and participating in stress-reduction activities (yoga, dancing or sunrise/sunset viewing).

While special events will be offered at the park throughout the month, people may participate in the activities of their choice anywhere. This event will reintroduce the community to the pleasure of a healthy lifestyle and a great natural resource while raising funds to be used for park improvements.

Businesses, family, friends, schools, youth and church groups are all encouraged to participate.

To receive a registration form or for more information, call(262) 878-5600 or visit Richard Bong State Recreation Area during office hours. This event is sponsored by the Bong Naturalist Association.

2013 Trail Dog Program

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Hike with your best friend

Want to hike more with your dog?  Want your dog to learn some manners?  Want to meet other hikers & dogs?  Don’t miss this opportunity! Join veteran dog trainer Sharon Nowakowski for the trail dog program. You and your dog can get some exercise while taking advantage of a trainer’s expertise on guided hikes.

2013 Trail Dog Hike Schedule