Dog Hike & Dog Walking

Dog Hikes

East Van Dogs does not discriminate against breeds; instead, dogs are assessed based on behaviour.

East Van Dogs has a reputation for its well-behaved dog packs in the woods. Before dogs are allowed off-leash, professional trainer, Jo Dworschak, personally trains each dog to improve their focus, recall and manners. Dogs learn how to kindly interact with other dogs, people, and children without inappropriate barking, charging or jumping. Within a week, most clients notice a substantial transformation in their dog’s behaviour. Dogs become calmer, resulting in fewer issues at home and on walks. When you return home from a long day at work, your dog will greet you with joy instead of despair.

East Van Dogs are escorted in a clean, climate-controlled caravan where they socialise with friends on their way to the woods. Dogs are never tossed in the back of a truck or transported in crates.

East Van Dogs has an exceptionally high standard for care and safety. We do not discriminate against specific breeds; instead, we assess each dog’s behaviour individually. If your dog has aggression issues, is prone to wandering off, or is unaltered, East Van Dogs will gladly provide a private walk. After 10 years of business and over 8000 hikes, no dogs have been lost or seriously injured.

East Van Dogs has a small and dedicated team that cares deeply for all the dogs in our care. Jo guarantees that all of her dog walkers are Pet First Aid Certified and receive extensive, direct training from Jo herself. Her staff members have all had thorough reference and criminal record checks, and carry cell phones at all times while with your dog.

Interested in scheduling a hike?

Dog Walking

Whether your dog prefers a fast pace or a scenic sniff, East Van Dogs customises private walks to meet your dog’s needs

During walks, dogs receive plenty of attention with basic commands to encourage good manners. If your dog needs socialisation, a companion dog can be arranged to join in the fun!


All our dogs are treated with respect, and cared for with patience and persistence. Caretakers have Criminal Record Checks, Pet First Aid Certificates and possess first aid kits as well as cell phones in case of an emergency.

Dogs are taken in small groups with compatible canines to provide the best time possible. We abide by all of the Vancouver Animal Controls bylaws and scoop the poop.

Interested in scheduling a dog walk?