North Shore Group Dog Walks
Serving North Shore Dogs with Love since 1998
The Black Dog Cookie House offers group dog walks that are one hour in length, and are conducted on many different trails across the North Shore. We offer dog walking in the form of off-leash hikes in both North Vancouver and West Vancouver. Our dog walking service only takes social dogs, that enjoy being in forested trails with other dogs. Our purpose is to offer fun and safe walks for dogs of all sizes and age, so that they can come home exercised, with a big smile on their face.
Welcome to our family! We’re one of the oldest and most experienced dog walking companies on the North Shore, and enjoy an excellent reputation. The Black Dog Cookie House was established in 1998, and we’re proud to say that we still have families in our groups that started that year. All the dogs in our charge truly become part of our family, and we care for all of them like our own. Our company has only two people caring for the dogs: Micki and Adam Ashurst, a husband-and-wife team. We have always chosen not to take on any other employees, as we feel strongly about keeping this business very personal. Many of our clients have been using us for years (some for over 25 years with their 3rd dogs!), and really enjoy not only the great exercise and fun their dogs have, but also our continuous communication and advice.
* Pet First Aid Certified
* Micki is a certified veterinary assistant and has worked in veterinary clinics
* Training in natural and holistic nutrition and animal care
* Working with trainers and behaviourists continuously to expand our knowledge
* Worked for SPCA, monitoring animal scenes for movies
* Constant research on all aspects of animal care and behaviour
* Research in dog and cat diets
* Reiki Level 1 for people and animals
* Animal communication
* Herbs for Pets
* Aromatherapy for Pets
* T-Touch for Pets
* Bach Flower remedies for Pets
* Pet Massage
* Attendance to pet shows and seminars
* Founding members of the North Shore Professional Dog Walkers Alliance
We are fully licensed, bonded, insured and permitted for Dog Walking in both North Vancouver and West Vancouver. We abide by the bylaws and regulations for each District.
Brodie and Montana, the original Black Dog Cookie House dogs. Our company is named partially after them, partially after the dog cookies we used to make as a sideline.
Micki with Brodie.
Adam with our dogs; Chance, Perry and Violet.
New addition to our home family - Idefix with Chance
All shapes and sizes join our group hikes. We use mini-vans for transportation. This allows better control over the dogs, plus heat and A/C when needed.
As Tiko and Chance are showing you, we can get dirty. But we will dry and clean everyone before they come home.