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Learn Dog Etiquette On Connecticut Trails At Westport Event

Dog owners can learn about taking their dogs out on trails at an education event in Westport.
Dog owners can learn about taking their dogs out on trails at an education event in Westport. Photo Credit: Aspetuck Land Trust

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Join Connecticut Audubon Society’s Senior Director of Science and Conservation Milan Bull and his dog, Edge, on an educational hike from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7 at the Caryl and Edna Haskins Preserve in Westport.

Some questions Bull will address include:

  • What does your dog see, smell and think about when you take it on a hike in the woods? 
  • What risks to the local environment might a conservation biologist see at the same time? 
  • How do we accommodate both and continue to enjoy environmentally responsible hiking together with our dogs? 

Joining Milan and his dog will be dog trainer Jason Hoffman from 203 Pet Service. 

At the request of hike leaders and to avoid chaos, please do not bring dogs to this event. 

Haskins Preserve features meadows, trails, two small ponds, a stream, dams and an assortment of rare trees. Haskins, both noted scientists, authors and philanthropists, left their 22-acre estate in the middle of Westport to the Aspetuck Land Trust. 

The Aspetuck Land Trust is a local nonprofit land conservation organization founded in 1966 to preserve open space in the towns of Westport, Weston, Fairfield and Easton.

The trust maintains 44 trailed nature preserves and other conservation-only properties on more than 1,700 acres of land. The trust has more than 1,000 local members. For more information, click here.

To reserve a spot (limit 20 hikers without dogs), contact

The Caryl and Edna Haskins Preserve is at Green Acre Lane off Compo Road South in Westport. Meet in the preserve parking lot on Green Acre Lane.

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