River runs are an add on service for those who wish to have their high energy dogs needs satisfied. When the river can't be accessed, the Ashhurst domain provides an excellent 3 km walking track over farmland and through native bush. It's a change of pace and a great way to break up a long stay with something new and interesting to sniff at.
Consider river runs during the summer months, and when your dog is in for a long stay. The Manawatu river is accessible most of the year, and we ensure your dogs safety by exercising them in a harness, so there is no risk of them getting into trouble with swift water or snags amongst fallen trees.
For an additional fee, we can take your dog to the Manawatu river to swim. Dogs are restrained in a harness and are attached to the walker by a long rope for safety, the pursuit of chasing sticks is barely interrupted.