Dogs in snow hiking

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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7 hours ago
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Pretty girl Irie is learning that the sound of the doorbell means to go to her place! 🔔 ❤️🐾 This will replace her jumping at the door and barking.

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Pretty girl Irie is learning that the sound of the doorbell means to go to her place! 🔔 ❤️🐾 This will replace her jumping at the door and barking. 

Great job, Irie! #dogtraining
9 hours ago
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Terrific Tuesday hike!🥾 Jane, Rosie, Maddie, Dakota, Heidi, Libby, Cali, Cooper, Abby, Guinness, Peter, Otto, Brewster and Ovi🐾🤍❄️🐶⛄️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Tuesday Trailblazers! 🦴🎿🥏🏔
❄️ Cici, Baylor, Cody, Gromley, Rudy, Sarge, Clementine, Winston, Mako, Stormy, Millie, and Archie! ❄️
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✨⭐️ Welcome to the pack Tsubaki✨⭐️ Great hike today with Tsubaki, Sky, Gracie, Sandy, Daisy, Rocket, Gus, Cooper, Pinto, Winston, Gator, and Tristan. ... See MoreSee Less

10 hours ago
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Another fun filled adventure through the snowy trails with Winnie, Kaia, Barkley, Lucy, Kody, Naxos, Strider, Brady, and Kenzo!! ☃️❄️🐶🐾🪵🌲🥾 ... See MoreSee Less

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Buzz enjoying another cold
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Buzz enjoying another cold
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Tuesday hike with friends! 🐶🤍🐾Sherlock, Rosie, Roxy, Trixie, Kairo, Zane, Oreo, Sunny, Bailey, and Uggs! 🌲❄️☃️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Still lots of snow up there! And a beautiful sunny day! I'm jealous as I sit in my office 😪

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Lizzy, Sally & Hannah enjoying
another Cold hike along the trails!
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Lizzy, Sally & Hannah enjoying 
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🚨 Posting to get the word out 🚨

Stark took off from someone while hiking at Cranbury Park this past weekend. Please repost and share to get the word out!
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🚨 Posting to get the word out 🚨  

Stark took off from someone while hiking at Cranbury Park this past weekend. Please repost and share to get the word out!
11 hours ago
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Soak up the sun! ☀️☀️☀️ Great day with Benny, Coco, Cooper, Georgie, Jodie, Jock, Mabel, Tucker, Waylon, and Zelda!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Strud & Thunder enjoying another
Tug Of War session in the hiking trails!
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Gliding through the trails ⛷❄️🥾🐾 Halle, Truffles, Annabelle, Chavo, Ajax, Purdey, Chester, Will, and Wilbur! ... See MoreSee Less

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Gliding through the trails ⛷❄️🥾🐾 Halle, Truffles, Annabelle, Chavo, Ajax, Purdey, Chester, Will, and Wilbur! ... See MoreSee Less

11 hours ago
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⚡️ Meet Chavo! ⚡️

This spirited and sweet 5mo Jack Russell Terrier pup is new to the Active Dog family and is ready to take on the trails. Today he 🐾PAWticularly🐾 enjoyed running around with his new pack mates and sniffing anything he could get his little snout into. Every log, bush, nook and cranny was destined to be smelled today by this little bundle of energy! 🪵🐕🌲 His playful nature made him a wonderful member of today’s pack. Zipping through the trails, jumping on every rock, splashing his paws in streams—this pup really made the most of his first hike!

We’re thrilled to have you Chavo, welcome to the PAWty! 🦴❤️
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12 hours ago
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Super happy hiking with Callie, Lily, Chase, Freddie, Ranger, Remy , Rugger and Russell 🐾🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

13 hours ago
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Enjoying our frozen paradise with puppy pals Gretel, Bo, Daisy, Ryley, Brooklyn, Fritz, Jackson, Teddy and Theo!! 😁🐾🐕‍🦺❄️⛄️🥾🌲🐕🪵🏔🐶🥶☀️ ... See MoreSee Less

13 hours ago
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It’s a WINTERful hike 🐾❄️🧣 James, Doc, Fang, Penny, Maggie, Oliver, Emi, Roxy, Opal, Chuck, Orbit, Alish + Wolfie! ... See MoreSee Less

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Slipping and sliding into a fun Tuesday! 🐾❄️🐶☃️🐕💙🦴
Doggie Squad: Parker, Mabel, Ranger, Fred, Leo, Ginger, Monch, Jojo, Emme, Harley, Dazzle, Sprinkles, Marnie, and Fenway!
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Harley loves his weekly hikes! Thank you Active Dog LLC

13 hours ago
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Winter wonderland trailblazers Coco, Ruby, Sunny, Bodhi, Freedom, Penny, Roo, Maple, Pippa, Timber, Raven, and Oslo!! ❄️⛄️☀️🥾🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

14 hours ago
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Meet Bodie! 🐾 This energetic 6 year old was a natural hiker on his first Active Dog adventure! 🥾 🏔 He loves a good belly rub and carrying his soft toy around the house. 🧸 Easily recognizable by his handsome underbite, this good boy may bark when he first sees you, but will quickly lean against you looking for that belly rub. We’re so happy to have him join our pack 🤍 ... See MoreSee Less

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First time hiker Bodie was a 🌟 today! Lucie Loo, Beca, Nahla, Betty, Buttercup, Marshmellow, Riggins, Cosmo, Edgar, Wembley, Louie and Apollo ⛄️ ❄️ 🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

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Tuesday crew!! - Clover, Coco, Lola, Billy, Franky, Hank, Hammy, Paws, Ringo, Spot, Thanos and Theo!! ⛄️🐾❄️🏔 ... See MoreSee Less

15 hours ago
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Keeping warm with loads of fun hiking with Ivy, Leni, Roo, Charlie, Harley, Rooster and Woody! 🐾🐾t ... See MoreSee Less

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Keeping warm with loads of fun hiking with Ivy, Leni, Roo, Charlie, Harley, Rooster and Woody! 🐾🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

16 hours ago
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Having a blast on the trails with Scooby, Harvey and Lily! ❤️🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

18 hours ago
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Happy Birthday to Gretel!!! 🥳❤️🎊 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Birthday to Gretel!!! 🥳❤️🎊
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Happy 1st Birthday to Spot!!! 🎉🍰🎈 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy 1st Birthday to Spot!!! 🎉🍰🎈

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Happy Birthday

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Super fun day at the Land! We spent the time slipping and sliding around, the dogs loved it! Say hi to Bree Coco, Caesar, Darby, Elliot, Elvis, Grace, Hetty, Mabel, Piper, Rey, Storm, and Winston! ... See MoreSee Less

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