Denver Group Dog Hikes Policy

Denver Group Dog Hikes Policy

Passed by Denver Group Council January 11, 2012

• trip leaders of all Denver Group Doggie Hikes
should know and adhere to all pertinent leash
laws in any jurisdiction entered in their trip

• the trip leader is responsible for indicating in
the trip description if dogs can be off leash at
any time during the hike, including at parking
lots and trail heads (alerting prospective trip
participants who might be intimidated by off leash
dogs)

• off leash dogs, in areas where they are
permitted, should be controlled at all times by
verbal command, to preclude incidents with
wildlife, other dogs and hikers

• dog owners are solely responsible for their
dogs’ good behavior

• dogs should have vaccinations up to date and
be in good health

• dogs with a history of aggression towards
people and /or other animals are not allowed
on CMC hikes

• the trip leader may, at his/her sole discretion,
ban the participation of any dog on a hike

• CMC does not assume any legal responsibilities
for the dog’s behavior during the hike, and the
owner is solely responsible for any liability
arising from their dog’s behavior

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