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.”

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!”

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!”

Dog Hike Price Ranges

Note: Prices are subject to change based individual circumstances. Discounts are also available based on hike frequency and establishing fixed weekly hiking schedules.

  • Single Dog Households

  • $40-60per hike
  • 60 – 90 Minute nature hike in the woods
  • Transportation to and from your home
  • Photos & videos posted on every hike
  • 2-Dog Households

  • $75-100per hike
  • 60 – 90 Minute nature hike in the woods
  • Transportation to and from your home
  • Photos & videos posted on every hike
  • 3+ Dog Households

  • $100-150per hike
  • 60 – 90 Minute nature hike in the woods
  • Transportation to and from your home
  • Photos & videos posted on every hike

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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It was a very green hike this Monday morning with Cinder, Grace, Opal, Orbit, Pippa, Trixie, Buzz, Clarence, Chester, Fisher, Loki, and Remy! 💦☂️🍃 #AAS ... See MoreSee Less

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A great morning hike this rainy Monday with
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Rainy Monday morning 🌧

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The best of furry friends💖🐾🐶 Lucy, Golda, Hunter, Ollie, and Hudson! #GRC ... See MoreSee Less

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Experience level: expert! ⭐️
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A little rain never hurt nobody! 💦 Hiking with Coco, Darby, Elliot, Gracie, Kairo, Misty May, Oscar, Ranger and Zane #MCM ... See MoreSee Less

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A joyfully soggy hike! ☔️ Pepper, Ellie, Clover, Bailey, Blitzer, Woody, Georgie, Duncan, Sheldon & Yogi! #CAH ... See MoreSee Less

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Super duper fantastic Monday hike with Clementine, Dakota, Lulu, Marley, Roxy, Ruby, Sherlock, Duke, Stewie and Winston!! #JLN ... See MoreSee Less

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Super duper fantastic Monday hike with Clementine, Dakota, Lulu, Marley, Roxy, Ruby, Sherlock, Duke, Stewie and Winston!! #JLN ... See MoreSee Less

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Batten down the hatches!! It’s a wet one today! Still, nothing stops Luna, Maple,
Sophie May, Angus, Raven, Timber and Baker from getting out there and having a ball!
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Happy Birthday to Sherpa!!! 🧁💕🎉

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A few still frames from our awesome
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🐶🐾🍃Sunday hike with Dazzle, Darby, Jet, Maisie, Max, Misty May, Oscar, Otis, Paws, Sprinkles, Wally Carroll and Wednesday! #MCM ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy 1st Birthday to Blitzer!!! 🥳💚🎉

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Happy birthday cutie pie!! ❤️

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Weekend adventures with Darby, Lily, Wednesday, Brig, Charlie, Gus, Melvin, Milo, Rocco, Sheldon, Smokey, Tucker, Wally B, Wally C and Wellie!! 🐾🥾🐾 #SLM ... See MoreSee Less

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Weekend adventures with Graham, Toby, Rocco and Max! 🐾🐶🤍🥾🌻🏞🌿☺️ #TMJ ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful company

They seem to be having a lot of fun!! Thank you!!

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Saturday pack 💚 Josie, Daisy, Penny, Rocket, Bo, Bodie, Blu and Bubba! 🌿🦎🎾 #SBF ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday sweeties! 🖤🐾

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☀️🐾 The pack welcomed new hikers Spencer & Zipper today with wide open paws! 🐶❤️ Annabelle, Dakota, Pilot, Bauer, CharlieR, Naxos, Shea, Strider, & Ziggy! 🍃🍄 #KRH (pics) ... See MoreSee Less

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