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 Big Walks of the Ozarks

What is Big Walks?

Are you passionate about helping our furry friends in need? Do you dream of making a tangible difference in the lives of shelter dogs? Look no further!


Big Walks is a volunteer training program designed to deliver highly trained and qualified volunteers to our local NWA shelters.

Our program isn't just about walking dogs; it's about creating meaningful connections and enriching the lives of shelter animals. By joining us, you'll receive comprehensive training to become a skilled and confident volunteer, equipped with the knowledge and techniques necessary to provide top-notch care and companionship to our shelter dogs.

But it's not just about the dogs – it's about you too! As a volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to develop valuable skills, forge new friendships with fellow volunteers, and experience the joy of giving back to your community in a meaningful way.

We believe in the power of teamwork and the incredible impact that volunteers can have on the lives of shelter animals. Together, we can make a difference – one walk at a time. Join our volunteer training program today and be a part of something truly special!

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What's Involved

  • Comprehensive five-hour training program led by certified dog trainer that includes:

    • Two hours of classroom instruction + three hours hands-on experience at local shelters.

  • Curriculum covers:

    • Safety protocol

    • Leash handling

    • Understanding dog body language

    • Kennel safety

    • Managing dog interactions and reactivity.

  • What you Gain:

    • Hands-on experience allows you to apply knowledge directly.

    • Gain confidence and competence in caring for shelter dogs.

    • Make a positive impact on the lives of shelter animals and develop valuable skills

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