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 with on one of our three large parcels of land…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.

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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11 hours ago

Tremendous day spent with these trails trekkers 🐕🐾🌳⛰️🧱! Today’s crew: Becca, Charlie, Milo, Teddy, Driver, Jack, Waylon, Houston, Everett and Rows ... See MoreSee Less

12 hours ago

Nothing better than one big happy pack 🤩

Introducing my friends Nova, Benji, Maple, Nova, Henry, Lola, Kobe, Koda, Kenzo & Bhalu
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12 hours ago

Tuesday on the trails with a terrific crew! ☔️🐶🐾🐕🌊
🌟Clover, Fiona, Kaia, Maggie, Martha, Aries, Bear, Brady, Goose, Mojo, and Woody!🌟
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13 hours ago

⭐️ New Hiker ⭐️

We’re super stoked to introduce our newest addition to the team Everett 💙🐾! Everett is a yellow lab and an older brother to one of our other furry friends Houston. Everett is calm, cool 😎, and collected as he’s always making sure that the pack is moving steadily. He loves splashing around the streams and goofing off with his brother 🐾🌊! Everett had a perfect first day as he was off leash right off the bat and was a huge social butterfly 🦋! We look forward to tons of new adventures with our newest furry friend. Welcome to the Active Dog Team 🐕⭐️!
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⭐️ New Hiker ⭐️

We’re super stoked to introduce our newest addition to the team Everett 💙🐾! Everett is a yellow lab and an older brother to one of our other furry friends Houston. Everett is calm, cool 😎, and collected as he’s always making sure that the pack is moving steadily. He loves splashing around the streams and goofing off with his brother 🐾🌊!  Everett had a perfect first day as he was off leash right off the bat and was a huge social butterfly 🦋! We look forward to tons of new adventures with our newest furry friend. Welcome to the Active Dog Team 🐕⭐️!Image attachmentImage attachment
13 hours ago

Trottin’ the day away! 🥾🐛🌲🐾 Champ, Chilli, Cooper, Panda, Jackson, Clementine, Lola, Lucy, Renzo, Madi, Magic, Ramsey, Otto, Rafa, Rex, Rusty, Sally, Honey & Wrigley! ... See MoreSee Less

13 hours ago

A Tuesday splash with our favorite furry hikers 🐕⛰️🎉 with Zeus, Daisy, Ovi, Otto, Bella, Duncan, Logen, Grace and Baloos ... See MoreSee Less

13 hours ago

Splish-splashing around! Say hi to Bella, Coco, Charlie, Cody, Friday, Jude, Marley, Reggie, and Walter!!! ... See MoreSee Less

13 hours ago

Splashing Tuesday team! Evie, Lola, Dax, Mika, Obi, Harry, James, Ollie, Otis, and Chuy showing us how it’s done! 🐾💦☀️🌿🐛🐞 ... See MoreSee Less

13 hours ago

💦🐶Playing at the stream and enjoying our hike!!🐶🌳 Hermia, Hank, Theo, Archie, Murphy, Rosie, Chase, Cody, Hamilton and Rigsby!❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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