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Dog Hiking Services

Exercise, Freedom & Socialization...
Pickup & drop-off right from your home

Door to Door Transport
Supervised Outdoor Dog Hikes
Exercise & Social Interaction
Documenting the Fun Every Day

What are Active Dog Nature Hikes?

Our experienced staff members will pick up your dog(s) at home and take them on a 60-90 minute hiking adventure. They’ll be returned to you happy, and probably exhausted!

Hikes take place at a nearby nature park or our Active Dog Land, which encompasses 100 acres in Pawling, NY. Our land in Pawling is used solely for hiking our packs. It’s mostly forested property with trail systems, bridges and streams.

We post photos and videos of your dogs on their hikes every time out. You’ll be able to see what they’re doing, and how much fun they’re having.

Believe it or not, we have been guiding group nature hikes since 2011 and have hiked over 350,000 dogs!

Frequently Asked Hiking Questions

  • Is my dog a good candidate for pack hikes?

    Most likely, the answer is yes. If your dog is skittish or aggressive towards other dogs or people, then the answer may be no. Sometimes dogs do better when they’re away from their homes and owners, allowing them to relax and not be in protective or territorial mode. We also offer training to those who wish to pursue it. We can discuss this at more length during our initial meet & greet as well.

  • What geographical location do you cover?

    We currently service northern Westchester County, NY, southern Duthchess County, NY and southern Fairfield County, CT.

  • Will my dog be off leash?

    Yes, if he or she has decent recall and likes to socialize with other dogs. We often start dogs on leash so they learn the routine – pickup, hike with friends, go home to their family. Most dogs thrive in the “pack” environment. While not all dogs graduate to off leash hikes with Active Dog, well over 90% do.

  • What weather do you hike in?

    We hike in almost all weather conditions, with the exception of hurricanes and snow conditions calling for three or more inches of snow in the forecast. Clients who have a regular, recurring schedule for their dogs can cancel at any time at no additional cost.

  • What do you do if my dog runs off?

    It doesn’t happen often, but we have a list of specific protocols we follow. We have also partnered with Fi, a GPS and activity monitoring collar company, which many of our clients have purchased for their dog’s safety.

  • How often do most people send their dogs out for hikes?

    On average, most clients send their dogs out 2-3 days a week, typically following a MWF or Tu/Th schedule. Some clients opt to send their dog(s) seven days a week, while others opt for one. We strongly recommend our hikers join us a minimum of two times per week, preferably on a recurring schedule. This gives your dog the opportunity to become familiar and comfortable with several staff members, as well as gain familiarity and friendships with the same pack of dogs each week. Just like children, routine and consistency is key for dogs. We believe when they join us regularly it makes for a safer environment for everyone!

  • How do I sign my dog up for hikes?

    Once you’ve completed the new client form, our founder, Eric Bleile, will reach out to set up a meeting at your home. Eric will bring his dog to the meet and greet to get an idea of how your dog interacts with another dog, as well as review all services offered in person.

    *During Covid-19, the meet and greets will be held outside. Eric will abide by social distancing standards and wear a mask at all times.

  • Why do we meet with Eric first?

    Eric likes to start a relationship with all new clients and their dogs. He will run through a list of standard questions he asks all new clients, answer any questions you may have, and establish a plan for pickup and drop off that works for the client and their dog(s).

  • Are you open 365 day a year?

    Yes, we are!

These guys are awesome…they pick our dogs up while we’re at work, take them for a nature hike, and even publish photos and vids on facebook so I can see they’re having a great time! Highly recommended…my pups are so happy.”

casey

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!”

Karen k

I absolutely LOVE Active Dog.  My two dogs Buddy & Bella get so excited when I put there collars on in the morning because they know exactly where they are going.  They come home tired & happy.  Would highly recommend Eric & his team.  They are fantastic!”

michellec

Do your dog a favor…and let them run free!

We all love our dogs, and want the best for them.
While you’re busy at work, imagine your dog was out with friends and enjoying life instead of staying home alone.

Latest Dog Hike Footage

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Super Sunday hikers Ima, Leo & Ringo! 🐾🤩🌳❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful Sunday hike with Kaia, Parker, and Winston!!! ☀️🐶🦴 ... See MoreSee Less

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Great Day for a good hike! Today we explored the trails with Daisy, Rocket, River, Rex, Timber & Chewy!!🐾💪🏼🌞💯🐕 ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday Funday!! 🎉🎊🥳 Daisy, Penny, Rosie, Cooper, Gus, Cody, and Paws!! 🌞✨🦴 ... See MoreSee Less

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☀️🌳Another beautiful day for a hike with the dynamic duo that is Cleo and Sadie!!🐶🐾💦 ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday exploration with Gretchen, Stanley, Lou, Wolfie, Jennie, Remy, Jet, Tucker, Emmie, Luna, Rooster and Roxy! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday swimming trio Milo, Ollie & Theo! 🐾🌊❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday fun with these four Parker, Van, Harvey and Naxos! 🐾🐕☀️🪵 ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday FUNday with TeddyW and Russell! ☀️🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

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🌅🌳💦Cleo and Sadie beat the heat on this beautiful Saturday evening hike!! 🐾🐶 ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday hiking adventure!! 🐾🐩🐕🐕‍🦺🦮🍂🌱 Chewy, Pascha, Romeo & Timber!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Saturday from Kaia, Dakota, River, Stella, Rex, Winston, Parker, Joey and Gatsby!! ☀️🐕🦴🌲🐾🐶 ... See MoreSee Less

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Still shots of Daisy, Emmie, Riley, Luna, Macy, Sandy, Wolfie, Roxy, Rooster, Jenni, Gretchen, Stanley, Hudson, Tucker and Remy! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Saturday hikers Daisy, Emmie, Riley, Luna, Macy, Sandy, Wolfie, Roxy, Rooster, Jenni, Gretchen, Stanley, Hudson, Tucker and Remy! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hiking & learning with Sammy and TeddyW! ❤️🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome back Parker! The Fantastic Four take the trails!

Parker, Van, Harvey and Naxos! 🐕🐾🪵☀️🦴
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⭐️Dog of the Week⭐️ MAISIE

Maisie has been hiking with AD for two years now! She started when she was just a puppy and boy has the time flown. We have gotten to watch Maisie go from being tiny and timid to the sweet ‘only slightly larger’ firecracker she is today! 🧨 In the forest, Maisie can hold her own with the big dogs! She loves to play “Chase” and her little legs move quite swiftly! Having grown up near the beach 🏖, Maisie also enjoys the water and if there is a stream or pond nearby you can bet she’ll take a dip! Her favorite things though? Cuddles, belly rubs and a cookie or two! An all around happy girl, Maisie is pure love and a joy to spend time with. Congratulations Maisie girl!!! ❤️
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⭐️Dog of the Week⭐️ MAISIE

Maisie has been hiking with AD for two years now! She started when she was just a puppy and boy has the time flown. We have gotten to watch Maisie go from being tiny and timid to the sweet ‘only slightly larger’ firecracker she is today! 🧨 In the forest, Maisie can hold her own with the big dogs! She loves to play “Chase” and her little legs move quite swiftly! Having grown up near the beach 🏖, Maisie also enjoys the water and if there is a stream or pond nearby you can bet she’ll take a dip! Her favorite things though? Cuddles, belly rubs and a cookie or two! An all around happy girl, Maisie is pure love and a joy to spend time with. Congratulations Maisie girl!!! ❤️

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Ringing in the 4th of July weekend with Kaia, Grizzy, Leo, Brenda, Rocco, Molly, Burton, Beca, Betty, Rex, and River! Welcome to the pack Brenda! Brenda is a sweet mixed breed dog adoptable through NY Pet Rescue! Please spread the love! ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful Sunny day and a great hike with these amazing pups!!🌞🍂🐾🌳🌱👏🏻
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Happy Friday! 🎈🕊🌀☁️🍄
🐾Bowie, Effie, Baylor, Bo, Cooper, Gus, Lucky, Tsunami, and Yogi!🐾
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Happy Friday before the 4th! with Grace, Gracie, Josie, Rosie, Sprinkles, Sunshine, Dazzle, Hank, Leo & Oreo! 🐾🌳🌈🪺🎉 ... See MoreSee Less

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Enjoying the beautiful weather with Rosie, Dasher, Marlin, Brooklyn, Winston, Parker, Cooper, and Benny!! 😁🐶🐾🐕🐕‍🦺🌲☀️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Super fun Friday😊❤️🌞🌿🐶🌳 Maisie, Jock, Thanos, Theo, Luna, Izly, Trixie and Lassie! ... See MoreSee Less

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Had a Friday 8 pack of doggos on the trail!

•Ares, Flash, Strider, Naxos, Harvey, Van, Ziggy and Sven! 🐾☀️🪵🐕🐶
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Friday hikers!! 🌼🦴💛 Ruby, Pepper, Tilly, Clementine, Winston x2, Sheldon, and Boomer! ✨🌳🍄 ... See MoreSee Less

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🎆 🐾 Wishing everyone a fun filled 4th of July weekend!! ☀️🐶 🍔 🇺🇸 Kicking off the fun today with Cleo, Daisy, Joey, Pilot, Sadie, Barkley, Pinto, Rocket, and Ziggy!!! 💦🌳 ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Birthday Milo! 🎊
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