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Trail Hikes

Semi-private adventures for sensitive dogs

Herding Dog on a North Shore Forest Hike with Fluff in the Forest.jpg

Reactive dog approved!

Your dog's hike includes:

  • Home pick-up and drop-off

  • At least 90 minutes on a North Shore trail

  • A carefully chosen group of only 3 dogs

  • Lots of personal attention and snacks!

You’ll get an enriched dog, and peace of mind that they are in good hands.

Hikes are available Tuesday-Friday.

Pick-up 8:30am-9:00am; drop-off ~11:30am.

Hastings Sunrise and Burnaby Heights only.


Single booking:

$50 per hike

Prepay 4+ monthly:

$45 per hike 

Prepay 12+ monthly:

$40 per hike

A meet-and-greet is required to assess your dog’s fit with the existing group.

Kaeli Grotz owner Fluff in the Forest Dog Training on the trail with her sheltie Freya

Expert, force-free handling

I'm your hiking guide, Kaeli Grotz, KPA CTP. I'm a certified humane dog trainer and I'm skilled at managing reactive and shy dogs.


I use positive reinforcement and low-stress handling to give your dog a safe and fun trail experience. This includes using a long-line leash until I'm comfortable with your dog’s recall.


While I reinforce existing skills, this is not a walk-and-train service – explore our training services to build new skills.

We are insured with Profur and trained in pet first-aid through Walks N Wags.

We are happy to manage:

  • less-than-perfect recall

  • reactivity to people, bikes, etc.

  • food allergies

  • dogs who are selective about their dog friends

We can't accommodate:

  • puppies under 6 months

  • vehicle-related distress

  • e-collars, prong or choke collars, or any other aversive equipment

  • dogs with a bite history who are not muzzle trained

Dog in a harness running on North Vancouver Trail - Fluff in the Forest Dog Training

Begin your dog's forest adventure

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