What: A brisk group bush walk (with some jogging) along a local forest trail with some 'sniff stops' to allow the dogs to enjoy the exciting smells and peaceful sounds of the forest. We include a play in the creek in hot weather. Dogs are on-leash.
Duration: 40 minute dog walk, plus travel time.
Location: Bush or parkland trail.
Dogs love the trails at Mt Coot-tha, Toowong Bushland, Moggill Conservation Park, and Anstead Bushland Reserve.
Suits: Dogs who enjoy the company of other dogs.
*Please note that we will not accept dogs who are not already socialised, who pull excessively on a lead, are not easily controllable, or those who have aggressive tendencies.
Cost - Small Dog eg Jack Russell, Dachshund: $30 (two dogs $50)
Cost - Medium Dog eg Border Collie, Beagle: $35 (two dogs $60)
Cost - Large Dog eg Labrador, Boxer: $38 (two dogs $66)
*Minimum booking is four sessions. To enable us to form familiar, harmonious groups of dogs, we take bookings and payment in advance of each calendar month. Your booking will secure your dog a spot in the van on that day each week of the month.
*FREE Meet & Greet.
$10 per day: Pet-sitting. Find more information on Pet Sitting HERE.
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About our Nature Walks
Forget the footpath! Let us take your dog for an adventure on a local forest trail.
We will pick up your dog from your home in our specialist dog van and transport them to a local forest or parkland track. Here they enjoy a 40 minute on-leash group dog walk/jog with compatible dogs. Our dog groups are kept small, and the group composition is carefully managed for optimal harmony and fun.
While our primary focus is on exercise, the locations for our Nature Walks are selected for their ability to provide rich mental stimulation for the dogs. Forest and parkland tracks offer a range of exciting smells and sounds to stimulate the dogs’ senses. In hot weather we add a creek swim or paddle to our dog walks where possible.
On return to the van, the dogs are provided with a drink of fresh water, then transported home. Once home , your dog’s water bowl will be refreshed.
Your dog will receive:
exercise: 40 minutes of brisk walking and jogging (most walks are between 2.5 - 5km in length)
socialisation: interaction with other compatible dogs
stimulation: through getting out of the backyard, experiencing new bush trails, sniffing all the exciting smells of the bush, hearing the sounds of nature, experiencing the company of other dogs & humans.
Track your dog's adventures
You can keep track of your dog’s activities while they're dog walking in the bush with us. View a map of their dog walk, see how far they walked, and how long it took, the elevation gained etc. View photos of your dog enjoying their dog walk, jog, or play, and read individualised comments.
See our special Facebook page for maps and photos HERE.
Your dog's walk will help less fortunate animals
Jogs for Dogs is proudly an RSPCA Corporate Supporter. Fifty cents from every Nature Walk is donated to the RSPCA to support their work in preventing animal cruelty.
Did you know that in 2013-14 the RSPCA cared for nearly 46,000 dogs who were lost, abused, injured, abandoned, surrendered, or neglected? Find more information on the Qld RSPCA.
Wet or hot weather
Our dog walks go ahead in most weather, including light rain. In the case of heavy rain or dangerous weather we will cancel the walk and offer a make up session.
In hot weather the shady bush trails are significantly cooler than the footpath, streets or driveways. We choose the trails where the canopies shade the ground, and where there are lovely, cool creeks to swim or paddle in. We reduce our pace and put more focus on stimulation and socialisation.