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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 nature hikes are like school for dogs, giving them time to socialize, exercise and get the lead out!

The hikes include one our full time staff emailing you each morning with an expected pickup window fr your dog at your home, a 60-90 minute group hike on one of our three large parcels of privately owned land and photos or videos of your dog in action posted online every time they hike with us!

We are proud to add that we now own over 650 acres of land to hike with our clients’ dogs on, making us the largest dog hiking company in New England.

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.

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Big, sweet Max is looking for a new home! His bio is below, please call 914-860-614 nine if interested in loving him!

Hi my name is Max. I am a fun, loving, youthful, 5 year old Golden Retriever. I LOVE to go for runs, walks, play fetch and meet up with friends.

If you want a partner by your side, I will always be there for you. People describe me as a sweet, playful, goofy , 110lb handsome boy. :)

My mom travels a lot and so I am looking for a family who will enjoy my company. Check out my photos below, don't I look like a stud ;)
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Big, sweet Max is looking for a new home! His bio is below, please call 914-860-614 nine if interested in loving him!

Hi my name is Max.  I am a fun, loving, youthful, 5 year old Golden Retriever.  I LOVE to go for runs, walks, play fetch and meet up with friends.

If you want a partner by your side, I will always be there for you.  People describe me as a sweet, playful, goofy , 110lb handsome boy. :)  

My mom travels a lot and so I am looking for a family who will enjoy my company.  Check out my photos below, dont I look like a stud ;)Image attachment

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Are there any medical issues? Is the dog really 110 lbs seems a lot for this breed.

Does max get along with other dogs and cats?🖤

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Happy Monday from the trail! 🐶🐩

🐾 Penny Lane, Finn, Dakota, Theo, Maple, Bud, Rodger, Webster, Raven, Frito, Cheeto, Coco 🐾
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Puppy dog eyes from Bentley while learning about staying focused on his human around distractions! #dogtraining
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Afternoon adventure with this amazing crew!! Becca, Betty, Bizzy, Bucky & Kodiak😎🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🏔🎶🐾🍂☀️⚡️👏🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

Afternoon adventure with this amazing crew!! Becca, Betty, Bizzy, Bucky & Kodiak😎🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🏔🎶🐾🍂☀️⚡️👏🏻Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment
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Ready, set.. hike!! An energetic first day of the week with Lizzie, Hannah & Sally! 🐶🐶🐶🍂☀️👏🏻🏔🤩💦🎶 ... See MoreSee Less

Ready, set.. hike!! An energetic first day of the week with Lizzie, Hannah & Sally! 🐶🐶🐶🍂☀️👏🏻🏔🤩💦🎶Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment
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Happy Monday from Strud & Thunder!! ☀️🐾🐶🐶🎶🏔⚡️😎 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Monday from Strud & Thunder!! ☀️🐾🐶🐶🎶🏔⚡️😎Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment
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A perfect way to jump into the week with this awesome crew 🐶🐾🏔 l!! We have Bucky, CavaTucker, Ziggy, Naxos, Strider, Sven, Cooper, SunnyDoodle, Dale, Cooper, Molly, Duncan and Dasher 🐶🐾🐕! ... See MoreSee Less

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Out and about with the Monday crew! ❤️🥾🐾 Franny, Rosie, Lucie Loo, Inspector, Kenzie, Teddy, Teddy, Edgar, Louie, Wembley, Pax, Cory, Nelson, Cosmo, and Riggins ... See MoreSee Less

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🐾 Say hi to Franny + Rosie! 🌹

These two sweet sisters joined the Monday crew out on a hike today and did so well! They love staying by each other’s side and playing tag—they’re inseparable!

Besides playing with one another, Rosie loved laying in the streams while Franny had her nose in almost every tree stump or rock crevice.

We’re so excited to have these gals come out with us. Welcome the pack! ❤️
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🐾 Say hi to Franny + Rosie! 🌹 

These two sweet sisters joined the Monday crew out on a hike today and did so well! They love staying by each other’s side and playing tag—they’re inseparable! 

Besides playing with one another, Rosie loved laying in the streams while Franny had her nose in almost every tree stump or rock crevice. 

We’re so excited to have these gals come out with us. Welcome the pack! ❤️Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment
13 hours ago
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✨Introducing Pickles to our Active Dog family! 🥒

Pickles is a 6 month old Schnauzer and had a blast on his first hike! Pickles loved zooming along the trail with his new pals! 🐾 This eager pup is always up for a new adventure and we can’t wait to see him again!!

We’re so glad to have you, Pickles! 💚
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✨Introducing Pickles to our Active Dog family! 🥒

Pickles is a 6 month old Schnauzer and had a blast on his first hike! Pickles loved zooming along the trail with his new pals! 🐾 This eager pup is always up for a new adventure and we can’t wait to see him again!! 

We’re so glad to have you, Pickles! 💚
13 hours ago
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Memory filled Monday! ☀️🫶🏽😁

⭐️Cricket, Dooner, Riva, Ruby, Titan, Samba, Darcy, Mollie, Oliver, Dougie, Roscoe, Foster, Harvey, Colin and Mochi⭐️
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Memory filled Monday! ☀️🫶🏽😁

⭐️Cricket, Dooner, Riva, Ruby, Titan, Samba, Darcy, Mollie, Oliver, Dougie, Roscoe, Foster, Harvey, Colin and Mochi⭐️Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment
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Please welcome 🐾Cricket and Mochi🐾 to the Active Dog Family! Cricket is a 10 year old female Australian Cattle Dog and Mochi is a 3 year old male Cockapoo! 🐕🦴

Cricket is a rescue and could quite possibly have the softest fur! She still gets a little nervous when meeting people but warms up so quickly and is an absolute sweetheart! She loves to catch balls, enjoy a nice round of zoomies and herd people as well! Cricket always makes sure her hooman Mom is protected and continues to show her just how much love and appreciation she has for her!

Mochi is more of a laid back guy! He loves all dogs and people just as much as he does to cuddle! You can find him laying in one of your softest blankets, on one of the beds or even right in your lap! When he’s not relaxing with his family you might hear him saying hello to the local wildlife! 🦌🐿🏔

Cricket and Mochi had an incredible first hike on the trails, I am excited to see their off leash and overall confidence grow! Great job today you two! 😁
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Please welcome 🐾Cricket and Mochi🐾 to the Active Dog Family! Cricket is a 10 year old female Australian Cattle Dog and Mochi is a 3 year old male Cockapoo! 🐕🦴

Cricket is a rescue and could quite possibly have the softest fur! She still gets a little nervous when meeting people but warms up so quickly and is an absolute sweetheart! She loves to catch balls, enjoy a nice round of zoomies and herd people as well! Cricket always makes sure her hooman Mom is protected and continues to show her just how much love and appreciation she has for her! 

Mochi is more of a laid back guy! He loves all dogs and people just as much as he does to cuddle! You can find him laying in one of your softest blankets, on one of the beds or even right in your lap! When he’s not relaxing with his family you might hear him saying hello to the local wildlife! 🦌🐿🏔

Cricket and Mochi had an incredible first hike on the trails, I am excited to see their off leash and overall confidence grow! Great job today you two! 😁Image attachmentImage attachment
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A whole buncha good boys and girls going for a hike! 🐾☺️🐶🥾🌲🥰 Oscar, Biggie, Rory, Bodhi, Parker, Rocco, Bodhi, Buffy, Pip, Chase, Teo, and Marley! ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday on the move 🐾🥾 with Gracie, Love, Bentley, Blixen, Finnegan, Hank, Hugo, Richenbacker & Storm! ⛅️🌲⛰️😊🐶🍁 ... See MoreSee Less

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Kicking off the week in style 😎🐾🐕🍁🐾
Lucy, Cooper, Kitta, Simba, Zeus, Daisy, Duncan, Georgie, Duke, Ruby, Pepper, Goose, Luna and Zoe!
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15 hours ago
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Tanner learned so much during his training session today! 🐾 Today, we focused on training ✨for✨ situations and not ✨in✨ them. We practiced loose leash walking skills with a stroller (without baby) and “place” with no distractions. By practicing skills when the stakes aren’t high, you and your pup are set up for success! #dogstraining ... See MoreSee Less

Tanner learned so much during his training session today! 🐾 Today, we focused on training ✨for✨ situations and not ✨in✨ them. We practiced loose leash walking skills with a stroller (without baby) and “place” with no distractions. By practicing skills when the stakes aren’t high, you and your pup are set up for success! #dogstrainingImage attachment
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Getting some sun on a beautiful Monday!❤️☀️🐶🐾🥾 Maisie, Truffle, Griffin, Cody, Bree, Charlie, Bosun, Lucie and Zola😍 ... See MoreSee Less

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So fun for the pack!

15 hours ago
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Handsome Jaxon is learning about polite greetings with guests! 🐾 #dogtraining ... See MoreSee Less

Handsome Jaxon is learning about polite greetings with guests! 🐾 #dogtraining
17 hours ago
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Welcoming Pickles to the pack!! 🐾🤗💚🐕
He’s joined by his new friends: Luna, Teddy, Leo, Elliot, Fred, Ranger, Sunny, Gus, Grace, and Marnie!
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17 hours ago
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Welcome to the pack Kiwi!🥝 Marlin, Bailey, Penny, Ruby, Perry, Lily, Rosie, Isla, Daisy, Captain, Rocket, Benny, Theo, Zeus and Wellie showing her the trails!🗺🤍🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

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Marvellous Monday Hike with Sierra, Grace, Hetty, Cammy, Lou, Trixie, and Emmie!!🐶🐾🌳🥾 ... See MoreSee Less

19 hours ago
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🎉🐕Starting the week off right! 💪✨️
🐶🌞Hikers: Bailey, Callie, Coco, Martine, Rafa, Bear, Olly, and Winston! 😍❤️
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19 hours ago
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A very playful morning with Goose, Tuddo, Willie, Willa, Zipper, Darby, and Lainie.🙂👍🏽😊🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Birthday Flash! 🥳⚡️🎉
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Sunday funday with this crew! 🐶

🐾 Bud, Rodger, Cheeto, Frito, Rocket, Daisy 🐾
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Sunday funday with this crew! 🐶

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Sunday funday with Beca, Betty, Molly, Maisie, Bailey, Blue, Bella, Buddy, and Bucky!! 😁🐶🥾🐾☀️ ... See MoreSee Less

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