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Why Hike ... Dog Hiking FAQs



A well rested dog means a well behaved dog...

It is proven that frequent exercise and social interaction with other dogs can help reduce anxiety, behavioral problems and lead to better weight management in pets. 

By promoting an active lifestyle, a routine hike with Two Chicks can help:

  • Reduce basic behavioral problems such as biting, chewing, and accidents
  • Reduce weight problems and fatigue
  • Build confidence and trust in dogs that are socially timid
  • Reduce anxiety and hyperactivity, especially during the evening when owners want to relax
  • Helps reduce digestive problems and constipation
  • Helps owners feel less guilty about meeting typical work or personal obligations 

Breeds Needs


How much exercise does my dog need?

Specific dog breeds require different exercise regimes. Below is a list of breeds and their suggested amount of daily exercise. 

Speak with your vet if you have concerns about your dogs ability to participate; we can help plan a routine that is perfect for your dog with modifications for senior hikers and dogs recovering from injuries.

  • 2 + hours: Boarder Collie , Boxer, Dalmatian, English Springer Spaniel, German Shepard, Labrador Retriever, Weimaraner 
  • 100 - 120 mins: Border Terrier, Straffordshire Bull Terrier
  • 80 - 100 mins: Golden Retriever, Siberian Husky
  • 60 - 80 mins: Bassett Hound, Tibetan Terrier, West Highland Terrier, Wippet

Client Testimonials


"Two Chicks and a Pack is an amazing company.  My dog hikes with them twice a week.  It’s improved her socialization, confidence and allows me peace of mind that she’s not locked up and home alone all day.  It’s a great option for city dogs to get out and run.  It leaves them happy and tired!!" - Rachelle Jones

"Our dogs Sugarboo and Buster are "energetic" to say the least. Even though we get home during lunch to let them out, they don't burn off enough crazy. Two Chicks took them on an excursion last week and when they came back, they were pooped! It was awesome to get pictures of them while on the hike. They were clearly having a blast with their new buddies. If you've got a four-legged friend who's in need of some exercise, this is a great way to go!!" - Sarah H. as posted on Yelp

Things to know before & after your dog's HIKE


Most of our hiking spots are located within a 30-mile radius of the city of Atlanta so we're never too far away from home.  We're trained walkers and are Pet-Tech Certified in CPR and First-Aid. We are also licensed, bonded and insured for pet care and transport. We always pack emergency first-aid kits, extra bottles of water, vet/emergency contact information and know where the nearest medical facility is. 

Once you reach out to us, we will be in touch with a list of reminders that may be helpful before your dogs next adventure! 

It is also important to regularly check your dog after our hikes for ticks, especially in the spring through fall months here in Georgia. While we make every effort to keep the dogs on designated trails to avoid these nasty little guys and we always do a spot check after our hikes, we can't guarantee we will spot them every time.