One of the perks of being a Crate Escape member!
Why choose our Adventure Hikes?
Our Adventure Hikes are a great alternative to doggy daycare and dog walking, with an emphasis on healthy socialization and behaviour.
Our team of hikers is lead by Canine Behaviourist, Vanessa Robert, and all our staff are trained to lead and maintain the same exceptional quality hikes.
The benefits of The Crate Escape Dog Adventure Hikes include:
*A fun filled day for your dog while you are at work, are away from home or just because you love your dog and want them to have good things!
*Healthy socialization: not all socialization is good socialization. Having extensive behaviour training, our staff are equipped to create healthy and proper socialization experiences, including; appropriate play, appropriate communication, understanding and using social cues for communication, respectful boundaries and more. The dogs on our Adventure Hikes learn and practice healthy social interactions throughout their day with us
*Obedience: Because we have no physical boundaries, we practice obedience to ensure a fun and safe day.
*Choices! While our training does involve the boring old obedience skills of Sit, Down, and Come, it goes far beyond that. We believe in teaching each dog to make good and safe choices for themselves. We teach them manners, how to control their impulses, and how to control their emotions.
*Physical freedom: freedom to run, jump, play, hike, sniff and explore. No pesky walls to slow down the zoomies.
*Mental freedom: Most of the scuffles that happen in daycare are not caused by bad or aggressive dogs. They are usually caused by nervous or stressed dogs who feel they have no option between fight or flight. Because daycare space is often limited, many dogs feel "trapped" when their space is invaded by another dog and the end result is a fight. Because we have endless space, dogs feel that they do have a choice and are able to walk away when they feel uncomfortable. For that reason, adventure hikes are the perfect alternative for dogs who enjoy other dogs company but may not have been happy in kennels or daycare.
Our hikes include pick-up and drop-off within the Vernon area. Meeting areas can be arranged for clients outside of the pick-up and drop-off zones.
Our hikes are part of our exclusive membership program.
Click here to learn more about our memberships!
These are fun filled, 2 hour long hikes to tire your dog out. We have two groups per day, AM and PM. Your dog's group may be determined by your address as most of our groups are geographically located to minimize the dog's vehicle time.
There are plenty of sights, sounds and smells to keep your dog mentally stimulated and plenty of other dogs to play with. Not all dogs are playful and for those who aren't, they usually trot along and do their own thing, sniffing and exploring. During the warmer months, we always hike to a water source to re-hydrate, cool off and sometimes go for a swim. In the winter, there is plenty of snow to play in. The Okanagan offers us so many beautiful places to play outside, there is no shortage of fun adventures for the dogs.
Rates (Plus 5% GST) Subject to fuel surcharge
$30 or $300/10X Punch Pass
Multi-Dog Family Rates - Save $5 per dog
Hikes are currently full.
New openings will be offered to current members, with priority given to those already attending Dog School (daycare).
Only dogs level 1 & 2 will be accepted into Adventure Hikes. Some level 3 dogs may be invited to join the pack after some time spent learning new behaviours in Dog School.
Click on the Temperament Assessment Chart to see what level your dog is!
View our Membership page or email us to learn more about joining The Crate Escape family!