Rent the best private dog parks hosted by locals in Barrington, Illinois

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!

Popular private dog parks near Barrington, Illinois

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Why rent a private dog park in Barrington, Illinois?
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 Barrington'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

No other dogs during your visits

Only you and your dogs are allowed to enter a spot during the time you've booked it

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 Barrington, Illinois

Liz M.
June 2023
Beautiful, quiet, clean. The owner is very sweet. Best sniff spot we have been to yet. Will be returning! 🖤
Angie B.
June 2023
This is a lovely place, very quiet and private. Our pug enjoyed his time there and we’ll definitely return soon. 😊
Ashton J.
April 2023
This was our first Sniffspot and we had a great time. It was easy to park and access the gate. Lovely yard with a nice deck for the humans at a fantastic, affordable rate. Thank you.
Daisy F.
April 2023
Such a spacious and clean area! My dogs had a blast and the host is very nice! Will definitely be coming back!
Richard P.
February 2023
Wonderful people! Amazing spot for out 2 dogs to be safely free to run around. Beautiful backyard. Overall just an amazing experience.
Erica F.
December 2022
Mary Ann and Leo were incredibly hospitable. They came out to say hello and welcome us to their yard, which was the perfect space for my dog and her litter mate to meet. They had tons of room to run around in the fenced-in yard. Mary Ann brought out water and tennis balls for the pups too. I would highly recommend and will definitely be returning!
Michael H.
December 2022
Friendly people. My dog loved getting to run around and play fetch. Fenced in area and a good amount of space. The owners were very welcoming and helpful and after a short conversation just left us too enjoy their yard. Good spot, good people, good vibes.
Barb I.
November 2022
The yard is great! Lots of room to run and play! Also got to meet Mary Ann who was super sweet.
Lauren S.
October 2022
My favorite Sniffspot so far. Lovely and private with a good sturdy fence. Comfortable places to sit down lots of things for our pup to explore
brian p.
October 2022
Our pup Benny had so much fun zooming all around this very nice fenced in yard! The owners were very friendly and came out to pet our pup and offer her water. We were there on a perfect fall day and just enjoyed letting our dog run happily while we watched her as well as the leaves dropping slowly from the mature trees. We would recommend wholeheartedly this is a sniff spot you should check out and we look forward to coming back to let our dog zoom happily safely again.
Alexandra K.
September 2022
We had an amazing time here! Our dogs loved the large fenced in yard with tons of space to run! Mary Anne was so kind to offer us water for our dogs, chairs for us to use and even refreshments for us! I cannot wait to go back and I’ll recommend her to anyone who needs a spot to play!
Kasia E.
August 2022
Fantastic roomy fully fenced yard with additional foliage/shrubs along fence line for privacy. Great hosts offered chairs to use in the yard while dogs were playing or resting. Loved the afternoon shade for pups to feel comfortable on a summer day. Can’t wait for more visits here.
Julie D.
August 2022
We had a great time w Mary. She came out to chat with us briefly while our Great Dane run amok. The yard was ginormous - plenty of room for our big dog. Clean and easy to find. There was shade and places to sit.
Jessica W.
April 2023
The host was super friendly and our dogs had a lot of fun. They were excited to get out and run! This is a great spot for bringing dogs that want & need more exercise than a small yard or leashed walk.
Marci K.
March 2023
This was an awesome spot! We had the best time. Bucky was able to romp and just be a dog without any concerns. The host was so kind and accommodating. We will be back.
Barb G.
March 2023
Very pleasant spot and very nice people. I would not consider the entire property "fully fenced", but it worked for our dogs. Also, if you have a longer haired breed be careful of the thistles in the wooded areas, my pup got them caught on his paws several times.
Eliane w.
March 2023
Great place great experience for my dog. I messaged ahead to make sure there were no other dogs, Hosts were great. Very friendly and helpful. They had toys for the dogs, my dog loved the host.
Hailey P.
March 2023
Had a great time visiting this Sniffspot! Host was very friendly and there were lots of toys for the pups! Will definitely be returning!
Karen E.
February 2023
Host very nice, I explained that one of my pups can be Barky with strangers he respected and kept distance while we spoke. He explained plans for future but honestly it was perfect for us. Large open area fenced partially not close to road. Wooded border on 3 sides. Fully fenced area with chairs, fire pit and I believe a barn ( didn’t go in) chickens and ducks but fenced in. The fenced area was covered in wood chips - no mud. The huge field was covered in straw - what should have been a mud bath was pleasantly not. Awesome place.
Lindsay P.
February 2023
Great spot! The host was incredibly accommodating and there are so many amenities. There is a campfire, grill, pool, and bathroom. There is a small fenced in area and a 5 acre area that is mostly fenced but has a natural vegetation fence in Spring and Summer. The host went out of their way to make our trip very special! They encouraged us to bring friends and have picnics and grill out! We had an excellent time!

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 Barrington 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. 95% of reviews on Sniffspot visits in the Barrington 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 152 fully fenced dog parks in the area. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our 40 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 Barrington?
The best Sniffspot dog beach near Barrington is The dogs island and Oasis on the fox. At Sniffspot beaches dogs can generally be off leash.
Does Barrington have any fully fenced dog parks?
Sniffspot has 152 fully fenced dog parks in or near Barrington. Browse all fully enclosed options.
Where are good dog hiking trails near Barrington?
The Barrington area has 11 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 Bull Valley Family Farm.
Are there dog agility courses for rent in Barrington?
Sniffspot has dog parks with agility equipment and/or dog obstacles in or near Barrington. The most popular agility option is Bears Den.
Where in Barrington can I find a pool for dog swimming?
Sniffspot has swimming options in the Barrington area. The highest rated option is Maddie & Me.
Can I rent a field for my dog to run near Barrington?
There are 22 Sniffspot dog parks that offer fields in or near Barrington where dogs can be off leash. The most popular field is Nancy's Private Dog Park In Beach Park. 1 acre..

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