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

  • $45-75per 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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Terrific Thursday hike with Dooner, Lucy, Bucky, Edgar, Hudson, Jack, Louie, Ollie, Toby, Wembley, and Wilbur! 🌞⛈☔️🐾🐕 ... See MoreSee Less

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A little rain won’t stop this crew!☔️ Halle, Truffles, Chase, Bucky, Bailey, Strider, Naxos, Blue, Bodie, Bubba, Bodhi and Ajax🥾⛰🌿🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday explorers ⛰🍃🐛 Lulu, Orbit, Ivy, Snacks, Thistle, Jasper, Ceaser, Wally, Dexter, Georgie, Duncan, Woody, and Boomer! 🌿🍂🍁 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday adventures with Annie, Coco, Dakota, Ella, Bear, Bodhi, Cash, Duke, Moose, Peter, Sunny, Theo and friends
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Terrific Thursday hike!
Doggie pack —> Clover, Maddie, Maple, Roo, Rosie-D, Cooper, Harvey, Oslo, Raven, Theo, and Timber! ⚡️🐾💥
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Thursday adventuring with Emmie, Georgie, Lily, Luna, Mabel, Bosun, Charlie, Finn, Griffin, Jaxon, Pluto and Waylon!!! 🐾⛰🥾🌿 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday fun with Bree, CloverJ, Emme, GingerV, Lillie, Mabel, Oreo, Sumshine and Trixie 🐕🐶✨ ... See MoreSee Less

3 hours ago
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Penny is training ✨for✨ situations instead of ✨in✨ them!

Training your dog can be counterintuitive sometimes. If your dog is exhibiting unwanted behaviors in certain situations, it makes sense to train in those situations. However, we want our dogs to be exposed to triggers in a way that ✨doesn’t✨ cause them to react, which often involves taking them out of the situation.

Penny can be reactive to other dogs on leash in her neighborhood. Today, we took her out of that environment and into a new one! This way, we were able to reinforce the behavior that we like, all while giving her the experience of seeing other dogs ✨without✨ reacting.

Great job, Penny! ❤️🐾 #dogtraining
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Penny is training ✨for✨ situations instead of ✨in✨ them! 

Training your dog can be counterintuitive sometimes. If your dog is exhibiting unwanted behaviors in certain situations, it makes sense to train in those situations. However, we want our dogs to be exposed to triggers in a way that ✨doesn’t✨ cause them to react, which often involves taking them out of the situation. 

Penny can be reactive to other dogs on leash in her neighborhood. Today, we took her out of that environment and into a new one! This way, we were able to reinforce the behavior that we like, all while giving her the experience of seeing other dogs ✨without✨ reacting. 

Great job, Penny! ❤️🐾 #dogtraining
3 hours ago
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Despite the crazy weather today we had a blast out here with our pals Bailey, Dasher, Lucie Loo, Lily, Bo, Daisy, Driver, Jack, Buzz, Bruno, Canelo, Cosmo and Riggins!! #AMB 🌧🐾🐶🌲🥾🐕‍🦺📸🍁🪵 ... See MoreSee Less

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Super Thursday hiking adventure with Coco, Millie, Archie, Clarence, Harley, Jasper, Kodi, Rooster and Stewie! ... See MoreSee Less

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☔️ dancing in the rain with Buttercup, Ruby, Flickr, Roxy. Gigi, Jack, Ares, Oliver, Mox, Scooby, Flash, Brady, Kody and Spotty! ☔️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Super Thursday hiking adventure with Coco, Millie, Archie, Clarence, Harley, Jasper, Kodi, Rooster and Stewie! ... See MoreSee Less

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Angus and Karl were all smiles while showing off their favorite management tool- privacy window films! 🐾 Instead of having full access to the people and dogs walking by and practicing their barking habit, now they are calm and relaxed while we continue their training plan.

Great job, boys! 🐾 #dogtraining
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Angus and Karl were all smiles while showing off their favorite management tool- privacy window films! 🐾  Instead of having full access to the people and dogs walking by and practicing their barking habit, now they are calm and relaxed while we continue their training plan. 

Great job, boys! 🐾 #dogtraining
18 hours ago
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Wednesday crew —> Cookie, Ruby, Rosie, June, Brick, Corey, Freedom, Nelson, Pascha, Romeo, Rocket, and Wellie 🐾🤩🍃 ... See MoreSee Less

19 hours ago
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Welcome Winnie to the Active Dog family!
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Winnie is a half Aussie half Great Pyrenees and was adopted by her amazing family when she was 4 months old! She’s a very sweet girl and was a 🌟superstar on her first hike! She has a playful personality but will also give you a very gentle hug to show you that she loves you. She can’t wait to play with her friends again and come back to the Active Dog land!

We are so excited to have you Winnie! 💜
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19 hours ago
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✨Introducing Archer to our Active Dog family!

Archer is a very energetic mini Bernedoodle. 🐶
He loves to hop around like a little kangaroo and has a very impressive jump! 🐾 He has also been know to eat his humans homework 😆📚

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

Archer is a very energetic mini Bernedoodle. 🐶
He loves to hop around like a little kangaroo and has a very impressive jump! 🐾 He has also been know to eat his humans homework 😆📚 

We’re so glad to have you, Archer! 💚Image attachment
19 hours ago
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✨Introducing Ollie to our Active Dog family!

Ollie is a very outgoing Bernedoodle. Ollie absolutely loves being chased by his dog and human friends alike. 🏃‍♂️ When asleep, Ollie is a big fan of sleeping with all four paws in the air! (Who isn’t? 😆)

We’re so glad to have you, Ollie 🖤
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✨Introducing Ollie to our Active Dog family! 

Ollie is a very outgoing Bernedoodle. Ollie absolutely loves being chased by his dog and human friends alike. 🏃‍♂️ When asleep, Ollie is a big fan of sleeping with all four paws in the air! (Who isn’t? 😆) 

We’re so glad to have you, Ollie 🖤Image attachment
20 hours ago
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Welcome Boomer for his first ever Active Dog hike! 🍂🌿🍃 Boomer loves to play with “realistic” toys that resemble animals! 🐮 🐷 🐑 Anything that squeaks are also a favorite for Mr.Boomer! Boomer loves to cuddle and eat treats! He had such a blast zooming through the trails today! ⛰🍄🐛 We can’t wait to see you again buddy!🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome Boomer for his first ever Active Dog hike! 🍂🌿🍃 Boomer loves to play with “realistic” toys that resemble animals! 🐮 🐷 🐑 Anything that squeaks are also a favorite for Mr.Boomer! Boomer loves to cuddle and eat treats! He had such a blast zooming through the trails today! ⛰🍄🐛 We can’t wait to see you again buddy!🐾Image attachment

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He had such a great time. You guys are the best!!!

20 hours ago
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Welcome Captain for her first ever Active Dog hike! 🍁🥰⛰ She did amazing! ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome Captain for her first ever Active Dog hike! 🍁🥰⛰ She did amazing!

Comment on Facebook

❤️. She came back happy + exhausted!

Wow! Lucky dog🤗👍

21 hours ago
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Wednesday crew with Bree, Coco, Gemma, Grace, Jenni, Sierra, Elliot, Franklin, Gus, Leo, Theo, Tucker x2 and Winston!! 🐾🥾⛰ ... See MoreSee Less

21 hours ago
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Pawfect afternoon hike with Mickey, Piper, Cisco, Rusty, and Storm!!
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Stanley, Gretchen, Grady, Yogi, Bailey, Katie, Dempsey, Lilly, Bailey, Tsunami, Dolly Lady, Clover and Finn 🌲🥾🍄🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

22 hours ago
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🌼🍃 Enjoying Mother Nature’s playground! ☀️✨ Cici, Dakota, Dale, Heidi, Joey, Penny, Sadie, Atlas, Ollie, Ricky, Spencer, & Ziggy! 🐕🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

22 hours ago
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Wonderful Wednesday hike with Lucie Loo, Lulu, Sky, Ajax, Cosmo, Edgar, Jeter, Louie, Ollie, Riggins, Theo, and Wembley! 🐾🍃🪵🌿🐕 ... See MoreSee Less

23 hours ago
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Some Wednesday hiking fun, welcome our new hikers!! 🐛🌿⛰ Lulu, Captain, Jasper, Ceaser, Huey, Duke x2, Wally, Buddy, Woody, and Boomer!! 🥰🐶🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

23 hours ago
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Welcome to the pack Lexi!🐾

Lexi is as sweet as can be, and a very playful pup! She made so many friends today on her first hike! We’re so happy to have you, Lexi!💕🐾🌸🌿
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23 hours ago
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Welcoming our new hiker, Lexi today!🌸 Roxy, Marley, Maizy, Lucy, Barkley, Oscar, Jack, Obi, Jack and Scooby⛰🥾🌻🐶🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

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what a great time!

1 day ago
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✨Very special day today! Lets give a warm welcome to our 2 new hikers! ✨

Archer and Ollie! 🎉

Welcoming them to the AD family we have: Marnie, Torrey, Brodie, Terrance, Uggs, Duke, and Mabel! 🐶☀️💚🐾🥰🍁
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Comment on Facebook

Thanks for welcoming Archer to the pack. He had a ton of fun 🐾

Ilyssa Wellikoff Axel

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