About Us

Our mission is simple: to give your pup the opportunity to explore the great outdoors, engage in socialization, and stay physically fit. We believe that a tired dog is a happy dog, and our experienced dog walkers are here to make that happen. You can rest assured that your four-legged family member is in capable and caring hands.

At Hound Hike Co, we believe in building strong relationships with both our human clients and their beloved dogs. We offer personalized services tailored to your dog's preferences and energy level, ensuring that each walk is a rewarding and enriching experience. We also value open and transparent communication, providing you with regular updates and photos of your pup's adventures, so you can feel connected even when you can't join them on the hike.

Safety Measures

Safety is paramount in everything we do. We are fully insured, police checked and trained in canine first aid. We are well-versed in using secure harnesses and reliable leashes during walks. For the safety of our dogs we like to keep our pups on-leash at all times, the only time we would take them off-leash is (with the permission of the owner) if we were on a secluded beach area with no other dogs around. We do not venture to dog parks due to the unpredictability of other dogs. We understand that every dog has different needs, so we take the time to get to know your furry friend, including any specific health or behavioral considerations, to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for them.

Group Walking Benefits

Group dog walks, also known as pack walks, can provide several benefits for both dogs and their owners. Here are some of the advantages of engaging in group dog walks:

  • Socialization: Group walks offer dogs the opportunity to interact and socialize with other dogs in a controlled environment. This helps them develop important social skills, such as proper canine communication, appropriate play behavior, and understanding of dog body language. Regular exposure to other dogs can reduce the likelihood of fear or aggression towards unfamiliar canines.

  • Exercise and Energy Release: Dogs need regular exercise to maintain their physical and mental well-being. Group walks provide a structured and stimulating environment for dogs to expend their energy. Walking in a group can also encourage dogs to engage in more active play, running, and exploration, thus providing a more varied and enriching experience compared to solo walks.

  • Mental Stimulation: Being part of a group walk exposes dogs to various sights, sounds, and smells, which can stimulate their senses and keep them mentally engaged. Different environments, such as parks or trails, offer novel stimuli that can prevent boredom and contribute to overall mental enrichment.

  • Training Opportunities: Group walks can serve as training opportunities for dogs. Walking alongside other well-behaved dogs can help reinforce good leash manners, impulse control, and obedience commands. Dogs can learn from observing the behavior of other dogs and adopt positive habits.

  • Confidence Building: For shy or anxious dogs, group walks can aid in building confidence. Gradual exposure to new dogs and people in a controlled setting can help dogs overcome their fears and develop a more relaxed and sociable demeanor.