What People are Saying

Active Dog is by far the best dog walking service and value in the area. The owner and staff are friendly, professional, and extremely easy to work with. 

Our vet recommended that our dog get more exercise. Regular dog walking services are expensive for a short 15-20 minute walk. Active Dog takes the dogs on long hikes allowing the pups to run, play, and get the exercise they need. Our dog gets so excited on his hike days and comes home worn out!!

I highly recommend this company to anyone in the area!!

Eric & his team are the best!! They have changed our 3 dogs lives! They are so excited to go on their adventures!! Eric & his staff are fun, honest and reliable! I love all the posts they share!! Thank you Active Dog for taking such good care of my fur babies!!

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!

The very best people to leave your dog with when you go away! Cooper was waiting for us at home, fed and clean and very well exercised! It was so great to be able to see him every day in the photos. Eric and team, if I could give you a million star rating, I would!! Thank you!

Thanks Active Dog LLC! You guys are the best, exercising and overnighting our almost 13 yr old lady labradoodle, Blue! Appreciate all of you for patience and understanding the needs of a spoiled, conditioned older dog’s needs and teaching her some new tricks and adaptive behavior. Moving from California (year round abundant trails) to CT has been an adjustment, but Active Dog LLC staff has completely raised our quality of life and lowered our move induced anxiety! A good dog is a tired, well fed and exercised dog!

Our high-energy, goofy, stubborn pup is our world! Her health, safety, and happiness is top priority, which is why we only trust Eric and the crew at Active Dog to care for her. We have been using Active Dog full-time for over 2 years now, for both daily hikes and overnights. It is clear that the team truly cares for and bonds with the dogs, and our puppy girl loves them all dearly. We recommend them unequivocally. Indeed, we wish they provided childcare, too!

My schedule changes constantly, and Eric has always been incredibly flexible week to week with my dog walking needs. He is incredibly reliable, polite, and responsive. I always feel my dog, Beckett, is safe, well managed, and having fun when he is with Eric. Unlike most dog walkers, Eric takes the dogs for off leash hikes and swims so I know Beckett is well exercised and stimulated. Eric always goes above and beyond- welcoming Beckett in his home for overnights or providing daycare for a full 12 hour period when I have a long day away from home. When we needed last minute care one weekend, Eric even took Beckett on a weekend getaway to New Hampshire where they hiked Mt. Washington together. I now need a bumper sticker that says “My dog hiked Mt. Washington.”

Eric is not only very responsible, he treats the dogs as if they were his own. We have two labs, three kids under three, and full time jobs in NYC so thanks to Eric our dogs have a much better life with off leash walks 3+ times a week.  Eric sends notes, takes pictures and offers suggestions for the dogs care based on what he sees.  I can’t recommend him highly enough. 

In our house we call Eric’s services “camp”  because he offers so much more than a walk for our 70lb Goldendoodle.  We made the switch from a traditional dog-walker when we found Auggie to be restless at the end of the day, even after two long walks.  Auggie clearly needed to run and swim so Eric’s day trips could not be a better fit.  Auggie is exhausted and content at the end of the day! We no longer have to go to the dog park and we find that Auggie’s behavior is dramatically improved.  He is getting all the exercise he needs and is also able to socialize with other dogs.  I strongly recommend Eric’s services and Auggie does as well.  He sits in the hallway waiting for Eric to come every morning!

Eric has been caring for my 2 dogs for the last year.  Eric has been consistently professional.  He always arrives on time, communicates with me when there is a change in the plan, and sends me pictures of my dogs while he is taking them to the park.  I can honestly say my dogs love Eric more than me.  When he arrives to pick them up they scramble to the door and can’t get out fast enough because they enjoy their visits to the park so much.  We were on the verge of giving our Doberman away when I hired Eric to exercise him because he had so much energy that was translating to aggression.  Eric has done an amazing job with “Kaiser” and I credit Eric for completely changing his disposition and allowing us to keep Kaiser with our family.  My Jack Russell mix gets the opportunity to swim twice a week under Eric’s watchful eye and has never been so happy.  Both dogs are exhausted after a day with Eric and sleep like little angels. I highly recommend Eric as a dog walker.  Your pets will be in excellent care in his hands.

It’s much better than dog walking, obedience training, and daycare wrapped in one. It’s basically higher education for canines. Eric and the active dog team are truly special and we are lucky to have Thuja in the program.
We found active dog after Thuja was expelled from daycare for being too “energetic” and Eric said he was the perfect candidate for the program. It’s not uncommon for animals in a confined area to be overwhelmed and overstimulated. At active dog It’s not just about playing and getting through the day but about learning, listening, and working as a group. Over the past year I have noticed vast improvements in Thuja’s behavior and know a big part of it is because of Eric and his team.

Brooke and I couldn’t be happier with Active Dog and highly recommend their services so you too can enjoy watching your puppy wait at the window for the canine-mobile to arrive, and then race past you (as if you don’t exist) to join his friends!!!!!!

I have a 6month old golden retriever who is my “golden boy” he’s been part of the pack since he was 5 months old! Active dog is the best walking service around!! Brady has a blast, he gets to hike in the woods and swim! I work crazy hospital hours so best part is that he is always willing to take Brady last minute!!! After a typical hike Brady is exhausted!!