Supervised Nature Hikes for your dog(s)
in Fairfield (CT) and Westchester (NY) Counties

How do dog nature hikes work?

We pick up your dog(s) at your home;
They’ll join our happy pack for some fun, socialization and exercise in the forest;
Then we bring them back to you safe, happy…and probably exhausted!

Door-to-Door Transport

We’ll set up a schedule that works for you and pick your dog up at home in our comfortable and secure “dog bus”.

Exercise and Socialization

Your dog will join up to a dozen canine “friends” to hike and run through the wilderness…usually off leash.

Videos and Photos

We photograph and video parts of every hike every day. You’ll have access to view/download our fun!

Let’s Train Your Dog!

Improve Behavior, Learn Commands, Lose the Leash!

Everything you need to build the best possible relationship with your dog.

  • “Fear Free” methodology
  • We come to you – where your dog is most comfortable
  • Happier owners AND pets
  • Customized commands of your choice

Discounts apply to recently rescued dogs and puppies.

Active Dog Deals

Take advantage of our partner offers
available exclusively through Active Dog!

FI Smart Dog Collar

Track your dog anytime anywhere

dog collar

Fi’s smart dog collar is a new breed of dog collars, offering GPS location (with escape detection) and activity tracking for your dog.

Active Dog gets you $25 off the collar or whatever Fi is offering, whichever is better.

We know you’ve got questions…here are some answers

How much fun will my dog have?

A ton of fun! Most of our client’s dogs can’t wait to jump into the van after they’ve gotten a couple of hikes under their belt. Some dogs even wait by the door each day waiting to go!

How long has Active Dog LLC been doing dog hiking, walking and boarding?

Active Dog was brought to life in October, 2011 by Eric Bleile with the help of his right hand dog, Tobias.

How do you pick up my dog if I’m not at home?

Most Active Dog clients provide us with one of the following: a hidden key location, an unlocked door or a garage code. Whatever you are most comfortable with.

What if my dog is aggressive with other dogs or people?

We offer a dog training package that could help with this, but if your dog is aggressive with people or other dogs we cannot take them out on group hikes for liability reasons.

Active Dog is by far the best dog walking service and value in the area. The owner and staff are friendly, professional, and extremely easy to work with. 

Our vet recommended that our dog get more exercise. Regular dog walking services are expensive for a short 15-20 minute walk. Active Dog takes the dogs on long hikes allowing the pups to run, play, and get the exercise they need. Our dog gets so excited on his hike days and comes home worn out!!

I highly recommend this company to anyone in the area!!

Eric & his team are the best!! They have changed our 3 dogs lives! They are so excited to go on their adventures!! Eric & his staff are fun, honest and reliable! I love all the posts they share!! Thank you Active Dog for taking such good care of my fur babies!!

Great service! They have taken my dog on many hikes! He is always happy and tired when he is returned home! They have been available last minute to pick up my dog for the times that I haven’t scheduled in advance. Highly recommend!

The very best people to leave your dog with when you go away! Cooper was waiting for us at home, fed and clean and very well exercised! It was so great to be able to see him every day in the photos. Eric and team, if I could give you a million star rating, I would!! Thank you!

Daily Dog Report

We post photos and videos of your dogs every day, in real time…so you can see first hand how much fun we’re having.

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10 hours ago
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Merrily we hike along! 🐾🌲🦌
Billy, Bosun, Bucky, Charlie, Coco, Cookie, Cupcake, Dazzle, Franky, Hank, Lenny, Leo, Rosie, Sookie, and Theo!
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Thursday Trail Trekking with Trixie, Rudy, Rocco, Wolfie, Sunny, and Sparky! 🐕🐾🌳😄 ... See MoreSee Less

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Two happy brothers enjoying their afternoon hike!! 💛🐾✨ ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursdays Super Troopers!❤️🐶☀️🌳🌿 Zelda, Fern, Jax, Winnie, Jock, Milo, Sierra, Jack, Waylon, Georgie, Fern, Mabel, Luna and Elle❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Keeping cool with the Thursday crew - Annabelle, Carly, Dakota, Teddy, Coco, Eli, Cash, Seamus, Karl, Beaux and Ovi!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Fun on the trails with Peetie, Sumo, TeddyW and Russell! 🌲🌈🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet Tillie! 💕👋🏼 This 4 month old Portuguese Water Dog learned so much during her first training session! Her family learned about the importance of management (preventing the rehearsal of unwanted behaviors), exercises to keep her brain active (and her out of trouble!), and how to continue socialization.

You’re off to a great start, Tillie! #dogtraining
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Meet Tillie! 💕👋🏼 This 4 month old Portuguese Water Dog learned so much during her first training session! Her family learned about the importance of management (preventing the rehearsal of unwanted behaviors), exercises to keep her brain active (and her out of trouble!), and how to continue socialization. 

You’re off to a great start, Tillie! #dogtraining
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Some recall practice followed by “calmness” practice with Pluto! 💙🐾 #dogtraining ... See MoreSee Less

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16 hours ago
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Thursday hikers! 🐾⛰☀️💦🦋🌿🐸
Bones, Maddie, Maple, Webster, Raven, Oslo, Wellie, Theo and Ollie
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Thursday explorers in action !! ⚡️💯⛰🐕😎💪🏼🐾🌥 Rocket, Daisy, Brooks, Liam, Ruby, Sandy & Coco! 🐶 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday super squad 🏆🙌🏻 Bowie, Brandi, Gretel, Harlow, Lucie, Lucy, Taco, Val, Brody, Hamilton, Kairo, Louie, Raylan, Rocco & Zane! 🌅🐾🌳✨❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

17 hours ago
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Thursday trailblazers!🥾 Molly, Buffy, Stella, Beca, Betty, Lucie Loo, Foster, Strider, Sven, Woody, Huck and Bodie!🐾☀️🐶💛 ... See MoreSee Less

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🐾 Paws down an ⭐️ excellent ⭐️ hike with Dasher, Kenzie, Parker, Pippa, Harvey, Tuck, and Van!!!!!🌸🐶🌳 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday Pack 🐾🌸 🌳 🪵 🍄 🐿
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