|Package of Five (10% off)||$27 per hike|
|Package of Ten (15% off)||$25.50 per hike|
|Package of Twenty (20% off)||$24 per hike|
|Single one off hikes||$30 per hike|
*Pickup and drop off are typically included in hiking fee; however depending upon your location a round trip transportation fee may be applied. Package pricing may not be available for all service areas. Packages to be used within three months of purchase.
|Dog Pet Sitting in your home||$90 per night|
|Cat Pet Sitting in your home||$85 per night|
|Dog Boarding (Includes off leash adventures on property)||$55 per night|
|Standard Pet Visit||$30 - 30 minute visit|
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Benefits of Hiking
Off leash adventure groups are a fantastic way to achieve the combined benefits of socialization and exercise in one outing. Canine senses are engaged in the sights, smells, sounds and movement of the natural environment as well as each other. This is a lot like the canine version of the internet – important news pertaining to current events and entertainment can be found there! The result is a fulfilled dog who is not driven to create mischief at home due to boredom and restlessness. The ripple effect is pressure relief for busy households where getting the dog out for consistent exercise is difficult.
Our land is a combination of gentle slope and flat terrain; it varies between forest and cleared pasture land. We also have streams on the property so splashing and wallowing in water is all part of the fun! Recall, proactive check-in's, attention to the handler, robust but polite play and the capacity to ignore distraction when asked are all aspects of off leash adventure groups that are reinforced consistently. The dogs are always working towards reinforcement by engaging in good behavioral choices either by their own accord or when asked. In addition to that technical stuff – unique canine personalities abound and are freely celebrated! Each dog has their own way of relating to the world at large and quite frankly there is much joy and laughter for us in observing them be themselves.
In addition, off leash groups are pretty much all weather. Barring high winds, thunder/lightning conditions, flooding or excessive snow/ice we go out. While most dogs are not enthusiastic about traipsing down the sidewalk on leash in the rain, off leash dogs seem to enjoy the textures and smells the weather brings out in the natural environment as it differs considerably from dry conditions. They also seem to LOVE the rushing streams of water pooling and spilling down over the landscape features. These streams often end in irresistible pools and puddles that beckon to be splashed in. Its the canine version of a water park! We will towel dry your dog on rainy days.
Criteria For Off Leash Adventure Groups
In order to qualify for off leash adventure groups a dog must be “well-padded”. She/he should be comfortable interacting with and/or ignoring fellow dogs as well as people. Basic training (such as a beginner obedience class) is certainly helpful but not necessarily required. Spay/Neuter is mandatory if your dog is older than six months. Contact me if you have any questions about your dog as a possible candidate for this service. If you'd like to get started with adventure groups please fill out and submit our online Canine History and Behavior questionnaire located here.
Dogs with bite histories, either with fellow dogs and/or people are generally not a good fit for the off leash adventure groups. However, we recognize that dogs with bite histories need exercise and potentially canine companionship too so feel free to contact us directly to discuss your dog; depending upon your situation we may be able to customize something for you.
We provide personalized, small scale dog boarding in our home. The majority of dogs who board with us are hiking clients. This is the easiest boarding scenario since it creates a seamless transition for the dog and ensures their daily exercise/socialization schedule remains intact. In addition, boarding dogs receive attention, affection, rubs and snuggles from someone they know and trust while their human parents are away.
If your dog is not a regular hiker and you are interested in having your dog board at our place please contact us to discuss it.