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Designed for private play.
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.
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The best experience and fun for you and your dog

Our dog parks are designed for the ultimate safe dog exercise

Distraction free dog time
Safe, private spaces to help you minimize distractions or triggers and maximize time with your dog.
Off leash enrichment
Exploration and activities you can't get anywhere else: wear your dog out for days.
Safe playdates
Socialize your pup in a controlled, private spot - it's great exercise, it's safe and it's fun for you and your dog.

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How do Sniffspot's private dog parks work?

Private rentals by the hour

Our hosts are locals that are renting their yards and private land to dog owners

Trust and safety first

Spots are designed for safety and both hosts and guests are reviewed after each visit

Designed for private play

Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit

Reactive dogs welcome

Many of the spots we list are designed with sensitive dogs in mind

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Why rent a private dog park with Sniffspot?
FeaturesSniffspotPublic park
Designed for private play
Rentable by the hour
Off leash options
Very large and/or fully fenced options
Pricing$5 - $15 per dog per hourFree

Recommended by experts

Kim Brophey
"The modern pet environment and lifestyle is seriously difficult for most dogs, given their natures, instincts, and heritage. Sniffspot is the greatest current solution to make a difference for dogs today."
Kim Brophey, best-selling author, dog ethologist and creator of The Dog's Truth
Grisha Stewart
"I think Sniffspot is a great idea! Dogs really need exercise in a safe space. Public exercise areas have a lot of risks for dogs with reactivity issues, so I'm excited to see this stress-relieving option."
Grisha Stewart, trainer, speaker and creator of BAT
Michael Shikashio CDBC
"With all of the restrictions that modern society places on dogs, it is not surprising to see behavior problems increase due to a lack of mental and physical enrichment. Many of the dogs I work with greatly benefit from a safe place that they can explore and run freely, to nurture all of their unique needs. Sniffspot is the perfect answer for dogs in our modern society!"
Michael Shikashio CDBC, world-Renowned Dog Aggression Specialist

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Dog training guides

How to Deal With Food Aggression in Dogs (Facts + Infographic) thumbnail

How to Deal With Food Aggression in Dogs (Facts + Infographic)

Does your dog ever growl when you walk by their food dish? Maybe they get possessive of treats, carrying them far away and giving you side-eye when you start to approach — or snarling at your other pets or children if they get too close.

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Comprehensive Guide to Scent Training for Dogs (Facts + Infographic)

As almost every dog owner is aware, the nose of a dog is an amazing thing. Just as they can pick up sounds we can’t hear, their sense of smell and ability to pick up scents is well beyond ours. In fact, dogs have 40 times the number of olfactory receptors as humans.

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How Much Does it Cost to Train a Service Dog?

More than 80 million Americans rely on their service dogs to help them navigate the world. Task-trained assistance animals perform a huge range of life-changing—in many cases, life-saving—services: These dogs act as eyes for visually impaired handlers, provide mobility support, alert to seizures and blood sugar crashes, interrupt anxiety attacks, remind their people to take medications, and so much more.

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What is and How to Handle Potty Training Regression

You thought your dog was house trained. Your home was clean from puddles of pee, those dreaded middle-of-the-night bathroom breaks were behind you, and you loved every minute of dog ownership… until your four-legged best friend started using the bathroom inside again. What’s going on?

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Coprophagia: Why Does Your Dog Eat Poop?

Ah, poop. We humans think it’s disgusting… but many of our dogs seem to love the stuff. If you’re wondering why your canine companion tries to eat feces (either their own or that of other animals) you’re not alone!

Dog enrichment guides

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The Best Dog Water Parks in the United States

Do you have a water-loving dog looking to burn some energy? There are countless dog parks to visit throughout our country — but some of them become far too hot in the midday sun to be safe for your pets to play. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best dog water parks throughout the United States! At these locations, your pup can frolic, splash, and swim to their heart’s content.

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Best Toys for Herding Dogs

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details *

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The Best Dog Toys for Aggressive Chewers (Facts + Infographic)

Does your dog destroy every toy you give them? Is your house littered with remnants of fabric and stuffing of all different sizes? Are you tired of investing in “indestructible” toys only for your pup to still dismantle—or worse, get bored of—them in just a few days?

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Dog Exercise Calculator: How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

You’ve been told your dog needs regular exercise. There’s a reason “walking the dog” is a classic daily activity: Frequent excursions give your pup a chance to experience the world, maintain a healthy weight, and — most importantly — spend time with you! Consistent physical activity can also improve their strength, muscle tone, coordination, and mental ability over time.

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Complete Guide To Herding With Dogs

* All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details *

Dog reactivity guides

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Rottweiler Aggression: Signs, Causes, and How to Handle It

Many dogs have gotten a bad reputation over the years for being "dangerous breeds." Rottweilers are among them. Like pit bulls and other large, blocky-headed types of dogs, these powerful and beautiful animals are often assumed to be aggressive.

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Dog Reactivity Chart: Understand and Fix Dog Reactivity

Your dog is reactive. They’ll see another dog, person, or other stimulus in the environment (like a car or bike) while out on a walk and suddenly go crazy at the end of their leash. The barking, lunging, and growling feels embarrassing for you — and it’s clear that your pup isn’t having a great time either.

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How to Socialize Your Reactive Dog

Does your dog display reactivity to other pets or people? Maybe they’re a new rescue pup and are still settling into your home. Maybe they were sick growing up, so you missed their critical socialization period. Maybe they’ve had a bad experience after being raised as a normal puppy.

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Definitive Guide: What is Dog Reactivity?

Do you have a reactive dog or suspect you may have one? You’re not alone!

How to Deal With Food Aggression in Dogs (Facts + Infographic) thumbnail

How to Deal With Food Aggression in Dogs (Facts + Infographic)

Does your dog ever growl when you walk by their food dish? Maybe they get possessive of treats, carrying them far away and giving you side-eye when you start to approach — or snarling at your other pets or children if they get too close.

Sniffspot community guides

The State of Public Dog Parks Across the United States thumbnail

The State of Public Dog Parks Across the United States

From 2009 to 2020, there was a 40 percent increase in the development of public dog parks. Designated spots for canine exercise have become commonplace in every major city in North America — many pet owners won’t even consider renting an apartment that doesn’t have its own fenced-in pet area for their canine companions.

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How This Family is Affording Their Dream Property Through Renting it Hourly to Dogs

Thousand Oaks, California has been a safe haven for Sniffspot host, Jen, since childhood. Having grown up in busy Santa Barbara, Jen, an introvert from an early age, would seek out solitude and serenity away from tourists attractions and droves of people visiting from elsewhere. “My grandparents own 60 acres about a 30 minute drive from here, and I grew up spending every summer and every holiday visiting them on the ranch,” Jen explained. “In Santa Barbara, we wouldn't go to the beach on the weekend because that's where everybody was, so you'd find places off the beaten path where the tourists weren't. For me, the ranch was just my happy place.” 

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Host Tips: Ellen K. What Makes Sniffspot Successful for Me

Ellen is the host of Country Pasture Getaway, one of Sniffspot's most popular sniff spots. She has taken the time to write up the lessons she has learned about how to be a great sniff spot host.

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How this Oregon Farmer is Making a Business From Renting Her Land to Dogs

Just 20 minutes outside of the busy city of Portland, Oregon, and settled right on the banks of the Columbia River, you’ll find what countless visitors have flocked to the area in search of – mountain views, crisp, clean air, and running water for miles. What you might not expect to find, however, is a hidden oasis designed just for dogs and their people, owned and operated by a farming couple and enjoyed by visitors on two legs, and four.  

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Host Tips: Fran T. Providing Great Guest Service at our Spot

Fran is the host of Ranch Setting, one of Sniffspot's most popular spots. She has taken the time to write up the lessons she has learned about how to be a great Sniffspot host.

Top dog trainers in the US

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The Best Dog Trainers in the United States of 2023

Welcome to the United States Sniffspot top dog trainer list for 2023. This is a list of the top dog trainers in the United States based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public. Over 55,000 votes were used in compiling this list. We have only included the top trainers with sufficient votes and the trainers are ordered in terms of the number of votes received. Trainers that tied are ranked in reverse alphabetical order based on first name. All dog trainers on this list are positive reinforcement only, as defined by no force, fear, intimidation, or aversive methods used.

The Best Dog Trainers in New Jersey of 2023 thumbnail

The Best Dog Trainers in New Jersey of 2023

Welcome to the New Jersey Sniffspot top dog trainer list for 2023. This is a list of the top dog trainers in New Jersey based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public. Over 55,000 votes were used in compiling this list. We have only included the top trainers with sufficient votes and the trainers are ordered in terms of the number of votes received. Trainers that tied are ranked in reverse alphabetical order based on first name. All dog trainers on this list are positive reinforcement only, as defined by no force, fear, intimidation, or aversive methods used. To learn more about our dog trainer contest, feel free to view the dog trainer contest post.

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The Best Dog Trainers in Michigan of 2023

Welcome to the Michigan Sniffspot top dog trainer list for 2023. This is a list of the top dog trainers in Michigan based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public. Over 55,000 votes were used in compiling this list. We have only included the top trainers with sufficient votes and the trainers are ordered in terms of the number of votes received. Trainers that tied are ranked in reverse alphabetical order based on first name. All dog trainers on this list are positive reinforcement only, as defined by no force, fear, intimidation, or aversive methods used. To learn more about our dog trainer contest, feel free to view the dog trainer contest post.

The Best Dog Trainers in Washington of 2023 thumbnail

The Best Dog Trainers in Washington of 2023

Welcome to the Washington Sniffspot top dog trainer list for 2023. This is a list of the top dog trainers in Washington based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public. Over 55,000 votes were used in compiling this list. We have only included the top trainers with sufficient votes and the trainers are ordered in terms of the number of votes received. Trainers that tied are ranked in reverse alphabetical order based on first name. All dog trainers on this list are positive reinforcement only, as defined by no force, fear, intimidation, or aversive methods used. To learn more about our dog trainer contest, feel free to view the dog trainer contest post.

The Best Dog Trainers in Florida of 2023 thumbnail

The Best Dog Trainers in Florida of 2023

Welcome to the Florida Sniffspot top dog trainer list for 2023. This is a list of the top dog trainers in Florida based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public. Over 55,000 votes were used in compiling this list. We have only included the top trainers with sufficient votes and the trainers are ordered in terms of the number of votes received. Trainers that tied are ranked in reverse alphabetical order based on first name. All dog trainers on this list are positive reinforcement only, as defined by no force, fear, intimidation, or aversive methods used. To learn more about our dog trainer contest, feel free to view the dog trainer contest post.

City dog parks guides

The Best Indoor Dog Parks in the United States thumbnail

The Best Indoor Dog Parks in the United States

Looking for a space to play with your dog no matter what the weather’s like outside? Look no further than our list of the best indoor dog parks in the United States! These climate-controlled spaces are growing in popularity as pet ownership increases throughout the country. As a bonus, many of them also offer dog training, boarding, grooming, or daycare services on the premises.

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The Best Off-Leash Dog Parks in the United States

Looking for the perfect place to play with your dog? We’ve got you covered! It’s hard to narrow down, but we’ve put together some of the best off-leash dog parks throughout the country so you can plan your next adventure — along with a checklist of what to bring, what to know beforehand, and some frequently asked questions.

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The Best Las Vegas, Nevada Dog Parks

Looking for the perfect place to play with your dog in Las Vegas? We’ve got you covered! Take a look at the best local dog parks to plan for your next adventure in Sin City.

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The Best United States Dog Parks

Looking for the perfect place to play with your dog? We’ve got you covered!

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The Best Portland, Oregon Dog Parks

Looking for the perfect place to play with your dog in Portland? We’ve got you covered! Take a look at the best local dog parks and plan for your next adventure in the City of Roses.

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Christine's Private Dog Park In Cedar Grove | Sniffspot
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Cedar GroveNew Jersey07009US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Plenty of space for my dog to run around! He had a blast sniffing, running and exploring!
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Dina G.
June 2024
Plenty of space for my dog to run around! He had a blast sniffing, running and exploring!
Denise's 1 Acre Fully Fenced Private Dog Park In Bellingham | Sniffspot
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BellinghamWashington98226US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55A good combination of shade and sun for the dogs and people to play. Very secure fence kept our Houdini dog from escaping. Friendly owner too. 😀
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Wendy W.
June 2024
A good combination of shade and sun for the dogs and people to play. Very secure fence kept our Houdini dog from escaping. Friendly owner too. 😀
Kelly's 1 Acre Fully Fenced Private Dog Park In Candler | Sniffspot
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CandlerNorth Carolina28715US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Our pups had so much fun at Kelly’s spot! They loved the well-cared for lawn, dog toys, and large kiddie pool. Kelly is a very communicative and kind host. Thank you Kelly for sharing your spot!
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Becca W.
June 2024
Our pups had so much fun at Kelly’s spot! They loved the well-cared for lawn, dog toys, and large kiddie pool. Kelly is a very communicative and kind host. Thank you Kelly for sharing your spot!
Fullly Fenced Backyard with Pool | Sniffspot
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FayettevilleNorth Carolina28311US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Even though as much as I've tried my dog apparently isn't a water dog, I still give this location 5 stars. The host was very accommodating, the place is welcoming and thoughtful with treats and a box of toys available, a place to dispose of waste bags, many chairs and a table as well as a wash station option available. It is an extremely clean and very convenient location as well as far as parking and access. My dog didn't particularly care about the pool but he did enjoy running around smelling all the new smells so it was still a fun outing for him.
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Jennifer C.
June 2024
Even though as much as I've tried my dog apparently isn't a water dog, I still give this location 5 stars. The host was very accommodating, the place is welcoming and thoughtful with treats and a box of toys available, a place to dispose of waste bags, many chairs and a table as well as a wash station option available. It is an extremely clean and very convenient location as well as far as parking and access. My dog didn't particularly care about the pool but he did enjoy running around smelling all the new smells so it was still a fun outing for him.
Twin Oaks Ranch & Pool | Sniffspot
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BrooksvilleFlorida34602US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55We really appreciate being able to go to Twin Oaks Ranch. Its so incredibly beautiful, and Debbie the host is so sweet. She's always readily available to help with any questions you may have. I brought my recently adopted black lab today, and he sniffed and ran to his hearts content!! It was absolutely wonderful as always !!
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Terri I.
June 2024
We really appreciate being able to go to Twin Oaks Ranch. Its so incredibly beautiful, and Debbie the host is so sweet. She's always readily available to help with any questions you may have. I brought my recently adopted black lab today, and he sniffed and ran to his hearts content!! It was absolutely wonderful as always !!
Twin Oaks Ranch & Pool | Sniffspot
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BrooksvilleFlorida34602US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Beautiful piece of property, host provided everything we needed and was very communicative, dogs had a blast!! Will definitely be back!
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Eriberto M.
June 2024
Beautiful piece of property, host provided everything we needed and was very communicative, dogs had a blast!! Will definitely be back!
Barkingham Palace and Pool | Sniffspot
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CypressTexas77429US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Very nice place for dogs to swim and play. Clean yard and water. The canopy is right next to the pool, so human get shade all the time. Love it.
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Constance L.
June 2024
Very nice place for dogs to swim and play. Clean yard and water. The canopy is right next to the pool, so human get shade all the time. Love it.
Sarah's 5 Acre Fully Fenced Private Dog Park In Port Perry | Sniffspot
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Port PerryOntarioL9L 1B3CA
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55This was a perfect spot, my dogs loved the pond and so much room to run around. Will definitely be returning!!
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Katie C.
June 2024
This was a perfect spot, my dogs loved the pond and so much room to run around. Will definitely be returning!!
I WUV My Doggy Dog Park 15 Acre Partially Fenced Private Dog Park In Carnation | Sniffspot
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CarnationWashington98014US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Wonderful!
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Aleksandra F.
June 2024
Wonderful!
I WUV My Doggy Dog Park 15 Acre Partially Fenced Private Dog Park In Carnation | Sniffspot
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CarnationWashington98014US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Lovely space! The path was nicely mowed and perfect for small dogs. Host provides a nice shade spot for sunny days. Had one scary moment, however (not anyone’s fault but mine, but thought I would share in case it helps someone prevent it from happening to them). When leaving and going to the parking spot, please make sure to leash your dog. I didn’t because I thought it was a quiet road, but a car came at a high speed and my dog was right by the road, so it could’ve easily turned into a tragedy.
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Maria L.
June 2024
Lovely space! The path was nicely mowed and perfect for small dogs. Host provides a nice shade spot for sunny days. Had one scary moment, however (not anyone’s fault but mine, but thought I would share in case it helps someone prevent it from happening to them). When leaving and going to the parking spot, please make sure to leash your dog. I didn’t because I thought it was a quiet road, but a car came at a high speed and my dog was right by the road, so it could’ve easily turned into a tragedy.
Karis's 0.5 Acre Fully Fenced Private Dog Park In Scottsdale | Sniffspot
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ScottsdaleArizona85254US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Great property!
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Emma J.
June 2024
Great property!
10 Beautiful Acres with River 12 minutes from Hudson WI | Sniffspot
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RobertsWisconsin54023US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Beautiful spot for our pup to sniff, explore, and play in the water. Clear directions on how to get there and where to park.
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Elspeth B.
June 2024
Beautiful spot for our pup to sniff, explore, and play in the water. Clear directions on how to get there and where to park.
Fenced Playful Pup-Park, Porter Ranch | Sniffspot
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Los AngelesCalifornia91326US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Will be back!
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Aja A.
June 2024
Will be back!
Bridget's Brookside Private Field In Warren | Sniffspot
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WarrenNew Jersey07059US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55What a great spot! Will definitely be bringing my pup back here. Host is very friendly and responsive. Highly recommend!
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Katie T.
June 2024
What a great spot! Will definitely be bringing my pup back here. Host is very friendly and responsive. Highly recommend!
Dickason estate Private Dog Park In Yucaipa | Sniffspot
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YucaipaCalifornia92399US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55My dogs never get tired of coming here! Other sniff spots they seem to get bored but they love it here :)
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Justine M.
June 2024
My dogs never get tired of coming here! Other sniff spots they seem to get bored but they love it here :)
Tranquil Haven: Dog Park on Small Farm with Nature Trail and Fenced-in Field | Sniffspot
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CovingtonGeorgia30016US
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
55Grass is a little long but a nice place for photos! There is a dog that does bark pretty aggressively at the fence line but he does settle down after a little while.
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Rachelle S.
June 2024
Grass is a little long but a nice place for photos! There is a dog that does bark pretty aggressively at the fence line but he does settle down after a little while.

Frequently asked questions about Sniffspot's private dog parks

What inspired Sniffspot to offer a network of private dog parks?

Sniffspot's founder, David Adams, lives with a leash reactive dog and a dog selective dog. Back in 2016, he and his wife Rebecca were struggling to meet their pup Toshii's basic needs in a city environment as there was nowhere safe to let their guards down. In passing, Rebecca texted that she wished “there was an app to find places to let him off leash” — and the rest, as they say, is history.

David is heavily involved in the day-to-day operations of Sniffspot. His personal experiences have made him passionate about giving all dogs the opportunity to sniff, run, and play without fear! As long as we share a place on Earth, Sniffspot believes that dogs have an inherent right to live a fulfilling, joyful, and rewarding life just like we do.

What kind of dogs benefit from private dog parks?

The short answer: All dogs!

Because they're private spaces without the chaos of many public city parks, Sniffspots are especially well suited to dogs who are nervous, in training, or working through reactivity. But every pet can benefit from time with just their owners in an environment all to themselves.

Here are a few things guests commonly use Sniffspots for:

  • Working on training skills, like recall, in an environment with moderate distractions (a good middle step between your own home and busier areas out in public)
  • Having playdates with one or two trusted dogs, either just for fun or to help build healthy social skills
  • Being able to run around in a securely fenced space especially if owners don't have a yard of their own
  • Safely exposing dogs to new environments, which is a key part of proper socialization — many Sniffspots offer varying terrain like water features plus a range of objects like agility equipment that can help your pup get comfortable in more situations
  • Changing up regular walking and play routines to provide more variety and fulfillment — taking the same route or playing in the same park every day in a row can get boring for our pets!

Aren't public dog parks good for dogs?

It's important for most modern dogs to have off leash exercise where they're able to engage in natural behaviors like sniffing and running. Since letting dogs off leash in city parks can be dangerous for the surrounding community and wildlife — not to mention can lead to issues with animal control or park authority departments — public dog parks are a legal way to let dogs have off leash exercise.

Unfortunately, the free and open nature of public dog parks has drawbacks. There might be unsocialized dogs displaying aggressive behavior, sick pets leading to disease transmission, or left-behind waste and other sanitation issues (since any given public dog park facility may not be cleaned regularly). All this aside, other dog owners are often inattentive of their dogs — particularly in popular parks specifically designed for pets to run off leash. Some people think of these areas like babysitters for their dogs and don't stay engaged in their pets' behavior.

For these reasons, many dog behaviorists discourage visiting public dog parks and recommend Sniffspot's private dog parks instead. Sniffspot private dog parks only allow one guest to book at a time. They are not open to the public — a reservation is required ahead of time, with both guests and hosts agreeing to certain protocols to ensure there aren't any unexpected surprises in the space — which solves many of these issues.

How do I know if a private Sniffspot dog park works for my dog?

Dogs enjoy Sniffspot dog parks for all kinds of different reasons — spanning from physical exercise to behavior modification training to agility or other dog sports practice and more. Whatever your primary goals, there is a Sniffspot dog park for you!

There are many different types of private dog parks available. Sniffspot hosts offer locations like designated training yards; expansive fields; large, fully-fenced off-leash dog parks; indoor facilities with lights and other amenities; dog sports courses complete with agility equipment; pools and natural water features; and more. Some even have niche amenities, such as a park splash pad and dog-friendly potable water fountains.

You can filter Sniffspot dog parks by size, fencing, and distractions that might be present via our dog park locator. If your dog doesn't have a good recall, you can visit one of our fully fenced dog parks. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our off-leash areas where there are no dogs audible or visible nearby. You can also filter locations to avoid other domestic animals and people! Each listing includes the park hours of operation — and by reading reviews you can understand the status of condition, for example, if a section of the fence is in poor condition or there are any park maintenance issues.

How does Sniffspot ensure their private dog parks are safe?

While public dog parks have a number of safety issues, such as aggressive dogs, disease transmission, and general cleanliness (often as much an issue with the person in charge as with their dog) Sniffspot dog parks are much safer environments to let your dog express their natural behaviors.

All Sniffspot bookings are private with a time buffer in between

With Sniffspot, all bookings are private — the only park users at a given time are the dog owners who signed up and dogs they bring with them in their own group. Any host dogs are required to be kept away from the spot during visits.

We also enforce buffers between bookings to ensure you aren't arriving or leaving at the same time another park user is present.

Sniffspot requires visiting dogs to have vaccinations

We require all dogs to be vaccinated or have equivalent titers.

Sniffspot listings are vetted and reviewed by guests like you

Perhaps most helpful to know exactly what you're getting into: Sniffspot dog park locations are vetted and reviewed by guests, so you can find the perfect place for you and your dog — whether they have behavioral struggles, special needs, or any other specific considerations. 93% of reviews on Sniffspot visits are 5 stars and many spots have been reviewed hundreds of times.

Hosts are able to inventory their dog parks firsthand

Hosts are in charge of keeping their park areas clean, and many go out of their way to provide visitors with exceptional experiences. Because each host can control the number of guests that visit in a given time period, they're able to maintain their spaces better than many public parks departments can. It's a win-win for everyone in the community!

How do I sign up to use Sniffspot?

The Sniffspot app makes it super easy to book time at private dog parks near you. You can create a completely free account by clicking this link! We're constantly updating our iOS and Android app experiences along with our website to provide a seamless user experience.

How can I find Sniffspot dog parks near me?

You can browse all of our Sniffspots here using our dog park locator. You can easily view information about the spots, including open times, park entrance details, and current conditions.

How much do Sniffspot dog parks cost?

Each host sets their own price, so you can check the cost per hour on the specific Sniffspot dog park listing. Most are between $5 - $15 per dog per hour.

Prices vary based on size, fencing and amenities, such as water or drinking fountains for dogs, park benches, WiFi accessibility, and so on.

What are the requirements to bring my dog to a Sniffspot dog park?

Vaccinations are required

We require that all dogs have basic vaccinations or equivalent titers. We require rabies vaccination, the equivalent of current rabies tags.

Dogs should not display aggressive behavior

We do not allow dogs with a bite history.

There are sometimes limits on number of dogs per booking

We do not have limits for dogs per owner or dogs per adult handler, though some individual park hosts set person per visit limits.

Supervision is always required

Adult supervision is required at all times.

Clean up after your pets

Dog owners are responsible for picking up pet waste to keep park areas clean (many Sniffspot private dog parks provide pet waste stations).

You must sign a waiver and agree to our policies

We require that guests sign our waiver and agree to follow park rules and policies before visiting park sites.

How can I offer my land as a private dog park?

You can learn more about how you can earn up to $3,000 per month sharing your land here. It is just as lucrative as dog boarding or other dog services — with less work for you! Park planning can be as simple as opening up your existing yard.

Become a Host - Help Dogs And Make Money With Your Yard

Got land? Make up to $3,000 per month while helping dogs!

Help dogs that need private space
Earn passive income
Supplement and expand pet sitting or training business
It's free to list with no obligation
Safety first - vaccinations required, waiver, $1M Host Protection Insurance

About Sniffspot

Sniffspot provides the best experiences and fun for you and your dog. Our dog parks are designed for the ultimate dog exercise. Our private spaces help you minimize distractions or triggers and maximize time with your dog. We provide off leash enrichment - exploration and activities you can't get anywhere else; wear your dog out for days. We make it easy to have playdates. Socialize your pup in a controlled, private spot - it's great exercise and it's fun for you and your dog.

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