Rent the best private dog parks hosted by locals in Columbus, Ohio

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 Columbus, Ohio

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Why rent a private dog park in Columbus, Ohio?
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 Columbus'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 Columbus, Ohio

holly K.
September 2022
This is my second visit to this spot. Lucy, my GSD loves it here. I can tell she feels safe, and she just cuts loose and has a great time! I can’t say she does that with every Sniff we visit, which has nothing to do with the hosts, but Lucy is a very anxious dog by nature and new places causes her anxiety. Lucy really does feel safe and she can run and play without always paying attention to her surroundings. I love that so much. The hosts make it easy for me to want to return many more times. I left my ball there last time and the host remembered that it was Lucy’s ball and brought it to me before we even got into the back yard. There was water and poop bags as well. I’ve been to a lot of different Sniff Spots, this one is special and I would recommend it 100%
Rachael Y.
August 2022
Great secluded spot! The fenced in area is large and there were some short trails that led to a stream they could splash around in. There were some barking dogs next to the stream and in the distance, but other than that it was pretty quiet and great for my dog reactive dog. Host was very kind and answered all of our questions.
David V.
July 2022
The sniff spot was perfect for us. We have a dog that doesn't do well with other people, but we'd love to get her out and run off leash. This sniff spot made this possible. Channon was very nice and gave us a little tour before we let the dogs loose. We have two medium to large size dogs and they had no chance of slipping through any of the gates or fence.
Carrie K.
July 2022
My dogs had a fantastic time! My 9 year old dog, can't be taken to a public dog park, because she has anxieties. She's been traumatized far too many times, due to negligent dog owners. I googled private dog parks and this website came up, and it's a game changer. I chose Channon's Dobie Hollow because she is highly rated, and I can see why. She is nice, the space that the dogs play in is so big and well kept. There are trails (we didn't go down them, but possibly next time) that you can take your dogs. You can hear dogs barking in the neighbor's yards but you don't see them, which helps my dogs. My dogs were pooped after 25 minutes running around. We stayed for the full hour, but boy were they tired when they got in the car. We will definitely be back!
Kaylin H.
December 2021
We had a great time at Channon’s Sniffspot! The fenced in area is set back from the owner’s yard and mostly surrounded by trees, so it was nice and quiet overall. Channon made sure to show us any wider spaces in the fencing where our small dog might be able to slip out, but none were an issue. There was plenty of space for my pup to run around in the fenced in area, and the trails were well-kept, too.
Lindsey R.
October 2021
This place was great. The owner had on-leash trails and an off-leash field. My two dogs and I spent our entirety in the field having a lot of fun just exploring that are. There were poop bags, some fun toys, and water available for the dogs plus multiple stainless steel bowls too. The only downside (as a human) was the fact that there was a mud puddle that I was warned about. The dogs found it to be the best part! Thankfully I was allowed a complimentary shampoo and hose down to wash off my Labrador who decided to cover himself with mud. Next time I will be buying a bath beforehand. All in all, I can't wait to come back, the dogs had a blast, and I enjoyed my chance to chase them around with a stick!
Deanna D.
October 2021
I loved it a lot of space for my dogs to run walk trail that’s very interesting for dogs a lot of brushes and woods for dogs to find sticks to play fletch and dog shower was awesome my dog blessing enjoyed herself and kids had fun as well we will be back and i know winter time will be so pretty back in the trail area and fenced area was no gaps so dog is very safe and very comfortable environment with help and a sweet lady loved it ♥️
Bridget H.
September 2021
This was our first time at a Sniffspot and it was wonderful! Description of your own dog park is correct! We stayed in the fenced in area, which has a large open area for fetch and chasing and then some wide paths through trees great for exploring and more chasing. We were running late due to a highway accident and Channon let us stay a little later, which was so thoughtful! She was great with my human fearful dog, and made us feel right at ease. She has water and poop bags and nice seating. The area is behind her backyard so it did feel like a nice park like retreat. We will definitely be back!
Emily G.
August 2021
Channon is the best! She really understands dogs from all walks of life from working in rescue!! So she was very welcoming to our anxious Boston Terrier Manny, who was attacked by an off leash dog and became dog selective/reactive. You can tell she truly loves and cares about dogs!!! Her property is so beautiful! It has a scenic woods vibes with so much space!! Manny had SO much fun being an adventurer doggo, sniffing away, and playin fetch! He's such a nature boy at heart, so it was PAWFECT for him. He is furever grateful. Thank you so much Channon for providing a safe, clean, fun, and beautiful place for doggos to live their best lives. We can't wait to come back!! ❤️🐾
Leslie P.
August 2021
Fantastic sniffspot! Channon welcomed us on arrival and showed us around. The spot is spacious with lots of beautiful trees, flowers, wildlife. There is space to relax and run the dogs as well as explore through multiple trails. Lots of amenities such as an outdoor shower with hot water. Easy to find, pleasant experience. Thanks, Channon!
Miranda S.
August 2021
This is such a great place. If you are hesitating on trying Sniffspot, Channon’s place is a great one to try and you will be convinced. Channon herself is so kind and was willing to show us around, and the space is very large, securely fenced and provides a variety of areas and terrain for your pup to explore. It’s also very thoughtful with my dog friendly elements, such as water and toys. Our six month old puppy had a blast and I can’t wait to take her again. I highly recommend a visit!
Jessica J.
June 2021
This was our first time at a sniffspot and we had a great experience! Channon was very friendly and welcoming. The grass was freshly mowed with several places to sit. Water was also provided. Our senior dog Pete had a blast exploring the entire area and the trails without having to worry about other dogs. We will definitely be back soon!
Krista H.
March 2021
We have a very reactive dog, and she had the most amazing time! Charron quickly made friends with our anxious girl, and then we just let her run around in the fenced area for an hour. She’s happily sleeping now after her dinner, and we’re thrilled that we found a safe place for her to run and play. Even when she saw other dogs in neighbors’ yards, we knew that she could react to them without consequences. Charron even threw in a free rinse-off with her dog shower to get the worst of the mud off of Ushi’s feet before we headed back home—it’s been raining for several days, and the yard was still a little on the squelchy side. We will definitely be back!
Kyle S.
March 2021
Wow, Channon's location was so cool! She was extremely welcoming when we arrived and gave us a tour of the property making us feel very comfortable. It felt like we had our own personal dog park to let our puppy have room to stretch his legs, run & play while knowing we we're in a safely fenced in area. In addition to that the wooded walking trails around the property we're super fun to walk with Kuba. Living in the city has its limitations but knowing that Channon's place is available for our puppy to get some exercise & training is awesome. We will definitely be back and highly recommend to all of our dog friends!
Heidi H.
January 2021
This was my first time trying sniffspot and it was a great experience! Channon was a very welcoming host and had a great setup to let my aussie run around and chase a ball or run out the zoomies. There's some trees but also a big open spot to play fetch so it's a great balance. It was a perfect spot and I will definitely go again!
Laurie G.
July 2020
What a great experience! Channon was very friendly and welcoming and gave us a quick tour. The location is set up so that her backyard is separate from the fenced in 1 acre area and then the remaining 3 acres that are not enclosed are behind that. That's where the trails are and there is even a little stream for your pup to cool off or get a drink. Channon thoughtfully has doggie bags tied all along the fence of the enclosed area. It had a picnic table and lots of camping chairs out also. There were lots of trees and foliage in both the enclosed and open areas. It is much better than an open field of grass because I think dogs find it more interesting plus it provided the opportunity for me to play hide-and-seek with my pup! In our short time there, on the trails we saw 2 deer and I'm pretty sure a fox also! Highly recommended and I can't wait to go back with another dog or two for a doggie play date!

What other types of private dog parks are available?

FAQ about our Columbus 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. 98% of reviews on Sniffspot visits in the Columbus 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 33 fully fenced dog parks in the area. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our 11 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.
Does Columbus have any fully fenced dog parks?
Sniffspot has 33 fully fenced dog parks in or near Columbus. Browse all fully enclosed options.
Where are good dog hiking trails near Columbus?
The Columbus area has 7 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 H & M Acres: Greenery and Trails.
Are there dog agility courses for rent in Columbus?
Sniffspot has dog parks with agility equipment and/or dog obstacles in or near Columbus. The most popular agility option is Private, Safe And Spacious Play Area/Fenced Yard In Gahanna!.
Where in Columbus can I find a pool for dog swimming?
Sniffspot has swimming options in the Columbus area. The highest rated option is Surfside Private Dog Park In Marengo.
Can I rent a field for my dog to run near Columbus?
There are 14 Sniffspot dog parks that offer fields in or near Columbus where dogs can be off leash. The most popular field is Surfside Private Dog Park In Marengo.

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