Rent the best private dog parks hosted by locals in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sniffspot's private dog parks are the best way to exercise your dog. We have the best variety and the best priced dog parks anywhere!

Designed for private play.
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Popular private dog parks near Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wynshire Woods Dog Trail In Whitmore Lake

🌳🌲Welcome to Wynshire Woods! 🌲🌳 We feel so blessed to call this property our home, and would love for others to experience the beautiful nature we get to enjoy each day. Wynshire Woods includes over a mile of trails, fallen trees to sniff, hills to climb, and ravines to explore. Our 49 acre property is nestled in the woods, 1/4 of a mile off of the road with parking near our metal barn at the bottom of our driveway. We have over a mile of beautiful trails through hills and trees, with a short and long trail option. The long trail is about a mile long and takes 40-60 minutes to walk. The short trail is closer to 1/3-1/2 miles and takes around 25 minutes to walk. Take a break at the top of the first hill and relax in the hammock, taking in the peaceful nature around you. This is a great spot to bring a snack or picnic! We hope your dog(s) enjoy all the sights, sounds and smells throughout the woods- we have wild turkey, deer, many small wild animals to see, and and have him/her/them go home tired, satisfied and happy. This is a completely unfenced property. We ask that all dogs are leashed or have a training collar for recall, as wildlife and farm animals are abundant on our property. Dogs MUST be safe with free range chickens and ducks i.e. NOT chase/hurt them. Part of the trail does go past our fenced goat area. We do have 4 dogs who are contained to an invisible fence which does not have access to the trails. As long as your dog does not come into their area, there will be no other dog interactions on our property.

49 acres
$12 dog / hour
Whitmore Lake, MI

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Why rent a private dog park in Ann Arbor, Michigan?
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
How do Ann Arbor'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

Monthly memberships

Many of our dog parks have the option to access member-only benefits with a fixed monthly price

What people say about dog parks around Ann Arbor, Michigan

Marcie G.
February 2023
This yard was perfect for us and our big puppy. The yard is smallish, but she had lots of room to run and sniff and explore, and we had nice, comfortable chairs to sit in while she zoomed around the yard. The house was very easy to find and easy to access. There were even a couple of balls we were welcome to use. Communication with the owner was swift and easy. And the price was so reasonable. Definitely worth it. We will be back.
Rachel B.
December 2022
Great yard! Nice table and chairs to relax at. My dog had tons of fun playing fetch and exploring the yard.
Linda R.
November 2022
This is only my 2nd sniffspot experience… the yard was as described. It was perfect to play fetch with my medium size tennis ball loving mutt. Host communicates well and promptly! Very gracious host; gave my Daisy some water. Yard is on the smaller side but very cozy with comfy chairs.
Yihan S.
September 2023
When we went in the backyard with our dog for the first time we thought  the view should be in an issue of Better Homes and Gardens. The lot is very clean and manicured meticulously. Your dog will love it!
Trudy H.
July 2023
Fun! Our dogs loved to run and explore this very large beautiful yard with so many interesting areas. This is the largest area they have ever been able to run free and explore. Lots of wooded areas for shade and grass area to chase a ball.
Rozelle H.
July 2023
Amazing backyard, an oasis, my 3 pups, 2 Bernedoodles and a Rottie puppy had a ball. I highly recommend and we’ll be back!
Jordan M.
June 2023
Such a fun and unique spot! Our two huskies loved sniffing and exploring the property. There are so many cute little mazes and hiding spots to hold any high energy dog’s attention!
Renee P.
June 2023
We had a lovely visit to Bailey’s Sniffspot. Our puppy is reactive to cars on leash when walking so I wasn’t sure how she would react to the highway traffic but figured it might provide a good training opportunity. She took absolutely no notice of the cars and was busy running here and there exploring to her hearts content. There is lots of shade and different areas to sniff around. The yard is beautifully landscaped and we plan to return. Thanks so much for sharing your yard as a Sniffspot!
Natalie I.
May 2023
Dogs and humans enjoyed this space. Our two dogs had enough room for some serious chase and were tuckered out afterwards. The yard is well groomed, excellent shade, and a joy to be in. Thank you
Kelly M.
May 2023
Spacious backyard with room to run. I knew I was in the right place because there was red pigs in the backyard and I saw them in other photos.
Shruti N.
April 2023
We had a really great time here! Caliber had so much fun. The place was clean and it was so peaceful. Unfortunately, the day we went was when it had rained so it was a little wet but our dog enjoyed playing so much and so did we :) We will definitely come back again! We forgot to take pictures as we were so immersed in playing. But will definitely do it the next time :)
Chelsea P.
March 2023
A little deceiving from the outside (I forgot to refresh my memory with the reviews) as it’s in a subdivision, but upon entering it’s a great yard! Fully fenced with a nice little patio with some chairs and a deck that out Ziggy explored for a bit. The sun was shining during the late morning/afternoon which was a nice perk! Our Z isn’t startled by traffic / noises, but it is next to M14. Would come back again!
Emily R.
March 2023
The host is super friendly and accommodating, and the space is really nice with varied little areas of landscaping, lots of fun for dogs to explore! And it's a good long space for fetch, too.
Cindi R.
March 2023
Lovely lot with secure fencing and mature established trees. Good for hide and seek, running around and quality sniffs! I enjoyed that the yard was not just a giant square but had different areas for exploration.
Jena R.
March 2023
My dog had an absolute blast running around the yard in the snow! The yard is a good size and very well maintained. Highly recommend.
Andrew G.
October 2022
There is significant traffic noise but that’s the only nit I have to pick about this wonderful spot. There are varied areas that are great for sniffing and a nice run through the middle of it all for fetch. Thank you for sharing.
Linda R.
September 2022
This was my first Sniffspot visit. It was a good experience! Daisy enjoyed the big yard, chasing tennis balls, and laying under shade trees. The yard is lovely with pretty landscaping and plenty of open grassy area. I noticed some poison ivy in the very back of the yard but this wasn’t a problem.
Emily E.
September 2022
We had a great time! Plenty of space for Stitch to run around and sniff everything possible. The backyard is beautiful and clean and there’s plenty of shade in warmer days. Didn’t see any problems with the fencing so felt very secure!
Alice E.
September 2022
Lovely yard, lots of trees and things for the dogs to sniff around. Didn’t realize it was so close to the highway, but that’s entirely my fault for not checking the map beforehand. One of my dogs is usually quite afraid of the sound of busy roads, but this was an unexpected opportunity to get him more comfortable with the noises while distracting him with a game of fetch with his favorite ball - he wasn’t bothered by the road at all!
Nancy V.
September 2022
Beautiful, large backyard. It feel totally safe for my 60+ pound rescue whose manners are just developing. Nice mix of shade and sun and plenty of room for a rigorous game of fetch. Easy to get in and out and easy, close parking. There are spots where it's harder to see your dog - my only concern was that I would miss a poop, not that he would be able to escape. Definitely will return.

What other types of private dog parks are available?

Dog water parks
Many hosts have added water features like pools and/or are nearby lakes or rivers.
Fully fenced dog parks
Very popular choice, perfect to contain your dogs if they are escape artists or if they are not good at recall.
Dog hiking trails
Some of our best spots have hiking trails in wonderful natural settings.
Dog agility parks
Some hosts have implemented full agility courses to train your dogs in a private environment.
Dog fields
Many of the listed spots are large pastures, fields and have farm animals that can be sighted.
Dog beaches
Some spots are conveniently located by the sea or have sand and other beach features.
Indoor dog parks
A good alternative to do activities with your dogs on a rainy day and unpleasant weather in general.
Small dog parks
Dog parks that specifically work for the needs of dogs that are smaller in size.

FAQ about our Ann Arbor dog parks

Are dog parks good for dogs?
It is important for dogs to have off leash exercise to sniff and run. But the free and open nature of public dog parks has drawbacks. There could be aggressive dogs, disease transmission and cleanliness issues. For this reason, many dog behaviorists discourage visiting public dog parks and recommend Sniffspot's private dog parks. Sniffspot private dog parks only allow one guest to book at a time and are not open to the public, which solves many of these issues.
Are dog parks safe?
While public dog parks have a number of safety issues, such as aggressive dogs, disease transmission and general cleanliness, Sniffspot dog parks much safer than public dog parks. With Sniffspot all bookings are private for just you and dogs you bring with you and we require all dogs to be vaccinated (or have equivalent titers). All Sniffspot locations are vetted and reviewed by guests so you can find the perfect place for you and your dog. 0% of reviews on Sniffspot visits in the Ann Arbor area are 5 stars.
How do I know if a dog park works for my dog?
You can filter Sniffspot dog parks by fencing and distractions. If your dog doesn't have good recall, you can visit one of our 201 fully fenced dog parks in the area. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our 29 off leash areas where there are no dogs audible or visible nearby. You can also filter locations to avoid other domestic animals and people. We also recommend reading reviews and reaching out to the host with any questions.
What is the best dog beach near Ann Arbor?
The best Sniffspot dog beach near Ann Arbor is Ryan's Private Woodsy Dog Park In Leslie. At Sniffspot beaches dogs can generally be off leash.
Does Ann Arbor have any fully fenced dog parks?
Sniffspot has 201 fully fenced dog parks in or near Ann Arbor. Browse all fully enclosed options.
Where are good dog hiking trails near Ann Arbor?
The Ann Arbor area has 8 Sniffspot locations with private trails for you and your dog to walk or hike. Dogs can generally be off leash on Sniffspot trails. The most popular trail is Wynshire Woods Dog Trail In Whitmore Lake.
Are there dog agility courses for rent in Ann Arbor?
Sniffspot has dog parks with agility equipment and/or dog obstacles in or near Ann Arbor. The most popular agility option is Amanda's Private Dog Park In Ann Arbor.
Where in Ann Arbor can I find a pool for dog swimming?
Sniffspot has swimming options in the Ann Arbor area. The highest rated option is Susi's Private Dog Park In Plymouth.
Can I rent a field for my dog to run near Ann Arbor?
There are 31 Sniffspot dog parks that offer fields in or near Ann Arbor where dogs can be off leash. The most popular field is BARK BLVD In Pinckney.

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