Many types of toys available, and two really distinct areas - one fairly open yard that's great for fetch, and a rocky area that's fun to explore.
What a great spot right outside of Madison! My dog loved all the toys there and being able to run freely. I enjoyed watching him play without restrictions! We will def be back!
My dog was in heaven. Being able to explore safely off leash was amazing.
My dog loved it! So many things for her to sniff and explore.
One of our favorite spots! Loved the wonderful Fall decorations for pictures with your pup. So many mind stimulating things to keep their noses busy!
The place is wonderful, Bradley Cooper and I will definitely be back!
Love the new fall additions!❤️
Thank you for the fantastic play area. We had such an awesome time! Our dogs loved it. It was so nice being able to go somewhere new to play without any other dogs (we have one very anxious pup and one that’s dominant/occasionally reactive). We will definitely be back to play.
Wow! What a beautiful, spacious space for our dogs to play. So many spaces for them to explore and for us to relax. Communication with the owner was outstanding. I love this spot and will definitely go back!
Our experience here was SPECTACULAR!! Our dog, Rusty, is reactive so there are times when he freaks out at the sound of dogs he cannot see. Rancho Barto is very peaceful and isolated, perfect for Rusty to relax. The space was so large with a cute rocky portion of the yard and a separated fenced green yard with agility equipment. We had so much fun teaching Rusty to jump and run through the many different agility equipment. He was very relaxed throughout the entire time, so it was so nice to see him feel at peace and safe enough to be himself and play. We will definitely be coming back very soon! Thank you, Jessica, for letting us and other dogs and owners use your Sniff Spot!
What a wonderful space! Hills to race up and down, rocks to scramble on, logs to climb, and toys and sniffs galore. Marley had so much fun running and playing with his bestie. We are already looking forward to coming back!
Great sniffs here! My pup enjoyed climbing the rocks, taking a dip in the pond :), and running around exploring a new place.
Perfect place to run and play! My dogs loved their visit, especially the agility area. We will definitely visit again!
Our two dogs had such a great time! Our one dog is dog reactive so it was nice to finally be able to bring him to a larger area without having to worry. There’s was plenty of slave for fetch and new things for them to explorer. We can’t wait to bring them back there.
Stress free off leash play time!
Great property with lots to do for the pups!
Great space, lots to play with. My dogs were tired out quickly and we had to play in shifts. Awesome place to play. Dog smiles for sure
So much fun again! We also love the new landscaping that’s going on!
Ranch Barto Play Park was the perfect sniff spot. My dog enjoyed sniffing all the areas, including the pond, pool, walking trails, and sandbox. She enjoyed playing with the agility equipment and playing with the toys. She even made a new friend, named Big Foot!
Always such a clean space to play!
Another brilliant visit to Rancho Barto!
Another great visit! Even the rain didn’t stop us from having a great time! As always the many enrichment activities and toys offered at this sniff spot make it the absolute best we’ve been to. Thanks for putting so much thought into it Jessica!
Note on the fencing- we did have one scary moment in the section closest to the road where we accidentally tossed the frisbee outside of the fence. My dog figured out how to wriggle under the fence to try to get the frisbee. We were able to scoop her up and bring her back with no problem though and it was definitely on us for not being more mindful of where we were throwing. The fence is pretty secure and if it weren’t for the frisbee she never would have even tried. She didn’t for the remainder of our time there. She’s also a small to medium size dog and very skinny so this is likely not a concern for larger dogs.
Our pups had a great time! Lots of fun things to sniff and play with. We couldn't find the net for the little pool so hopefully that is not an issue. We also found some glass and picked it up. We will be coming back for more fun times!
Hosts are wonderful at communicating and making sure their guests are taken care of! We will continue to be regulars! Wonderful way to spend National Dog Day!
We loved our experience! A few things to consider when bringing a small dog:
Boulder areas were fun, but a bit precarious for little or senior dogs.
Next time we will keep our dog on leash in those areas. The open run areas were fine for our senior doggie.
The drive too is beautiful. The space had so many great explore areas!
Highly recommend & we will be back for sure :)
Amazing spot for shy pups! Secure fence, great toys, room to run, and lots of places to sniff and explore. We will definitely be back soon!
Great time, as usual!
Another great visit to Rancho Barto Play Park! The mix of pools (kiddie pool + rock pool) combined with agility equipment and a long grassy yard for retrieving balls work together to make this a perfect Sniffspot.
Very cute and clean space! My pup loved it.
My overexcited pup, Grotto, loved having the ability to free roam and sniff everything. He played so much fetch and was so happy. Loved being able to rinse his paws with those hose after!
Was exactly as described. My two goldens loved it and we’ll definitely be back!
Fabulous spot! For the dogs and the owners.
Great space for bigger dogs to run and also second fenced area with pond etc. that was wonderful.
Great shade so comfortable even on a warm summer day.
Had a blast and cannot wait to come back!
Perfect amount of shade for a hot sunny day!
Great spot- so much space and lots of activities!
Absolutely wonderful! There are so many amenities - rocks to climb, a pool, sprinkler, and tons of room to run. They even have bug spray and sunscreen for us humans. I’m My main concern was how secure the fence would be as my dog is an escape artist. I triple checked the area before letting her off leash and couldn’t find a single exit point. We will definitely be back!
Absolutely perfect paradise for my pup AND me. Hammock and lounge chairs for the humans and water features, sprinkler, fresh water, balls, toys, adventure course and perfect space to throw the ball around for the pups. This will be a biweekly treat!
This was absolutely perfect! My 6 year old dog does not get along with other dogs, so taking him here to be able to run around like a normal dog was amazing! Cannot wait to book it again!
Such a lovely spot! My dog loved exploring, sniffing, fetching, and trying out the agility equipment.
Beautiful and fully fenced yard with tons of safe space for your dog to explore and play! I will definitely be bringing my dog back to romp around!
Oasis in the woods! Rizzo loves all the enrichment activities (pool, tunnels, jumps, toys), and the variety of areas to explore is wonderful. Big open grass area for running and fetch; ferns and hostas to romp through in the back. Great instructions provided in advance of visit. Can’t wait to go back 😊
Another fabulous time!
Great place to let your pup run off some energy! Lots of stuff to do! Highly recommend!
There is such a great variety of terrain to explore, and so much shady room to chase balls and each other! It is really convenient having multiple doggie-doo bag stations and plenty of balls and chuckit ball launchers available.
I love watching Bailey explore in this space. The pools are great for cooling off after running laps!
Our second visit to Rancho Barto! Explored the sandbox and big pool this time and had fun with the tunnels. Loved the shade on a hot day.
What a gem this place is?! It doesn't feel like someone's backyard, it feels like a santuary. This place is serene (for the human) and yet there are so many enriching activities you can do with your fur baby (brain activities to stimulate), and keeps them busy exploring. They have obstacle courses to inspire agility, several pools to cool off and maybe even get their paws cleaned. 🤣 You can tell that the owner is a professional dog trainer (lover) as everything there is to help enrich your pup. We have a large backyard for our GSD, but it's always fun exploring something new. I think I like this place better than any another private where it's just grass! Definitely worth exploring! Very clean, very pristine, and stimulating for your pup!
What a great space for a dog to be a dog! Digging in the sand, smelling all the smells, and all the various natural and human installed enrichment activities makes this a great place. Two paw up!
Jessica has thought of everything! Lucy and I had a blast and can’t wait to come back!
We came home with our two (usually super dog-reactive) pups so happily worn out from their adventure that they didn't pay any attention to the dogs they could see outside the van windows on the drive home. They had the best time of their lives! We will definitely make this a regular visit. Thank you!!
A real gem! What a treat for my pups to visit here for an hour. It was a warm day so they immediately found and entered the big pool, little pool, and pond, on repeat. My younger pup has been introduced to some agility equipment so she had fun learning new and testing out some of that. Will definitely be back.
Always love this place.
Beautiful property with lots of enrichment! Our pup had a blast zooming around the yard, digging in the sandpit, and playing on the agility equipment!
Such a great place to bring your dog(s). My four had a blast running around and exploring. We especially loved the stock tank pool!
An amazing visit, as always!
My first Sniffspot visit. Lots to do and I have a tired pup! Highly recommended.
We had such a great time with our pups. The space is beautiful. Very well thought out and so peaceful. Bolt and Bellie loved it.
This place was so wonderful for my little buddy! We live in an apartment so he never gets to be outside of leash, and this yard was Otis’s perfect retreat! He explored all the rocks, sniffed each plant, tried out all the different agility things, and even got in the pool! He was a different dog and this Sniffspot had everything he could possibly need! There were extra toys, tons of conveniently placed poop bags, and endless activities. We’ll definitely be coming back!
Rancho Barto is not just a fenced yard. It’s a peaceful oasis with large trees, dappled sunshine, paths thru lush foliage, a rolling lawn, boulders to climb, and a little stream of water running into a pond. My fearful dog was almost unrecognizable as she was exploring-I don’t recall ever seeing her so carefree and brave. She was in a place she’d never been and didn’t startle once. It was nearly magical. I still can’t believe she went in the pool.
A fresh bowl of water, a variety of toys, strategically placed pick-up bag dispensers, and plentiful seating options for humans and dogs sure made us feel like cherished guests.
So much fun! Our dogs loved sniffing, exploring and running around.
There was something for both of our dogs to do and plenty more! Any dog (and their humans) would have fun here :)
This spot is awesome and Jess is the best! Our dog LOVES her and so do we.
What a little slice of heaven! My dogs haven’t smiled so much in a bit. Thank you for the dog happy accommodations and for the opportunity to have tired out and delighted dogs.
Tadpole and Bailey had a blast. They ran, explored, jumped in the water, and did it all over again. This is a great set up for both dogs and their humans. Sun, shade, places to sit - something for everyone. We will be back!
Great Sniffspot! Easy to find and directions clear. Location itself is very clean with lots of toys to choose from. Although next to the road, was very quiet and my noise sensitive dog felt quite comfortable here. We will be back!
This space is incredible! So much room to run and fun things to explore. Bailey loved the pond. Thank you for letting us play!
Rancho Barto is an amazing spot for dogs, and everything is exactly how described!
A great, safe place for your pup to play!
My dog absolutely LOVED it and even in the rain it was fun for me too! There was so much space for my dog to run and so many fun things for her to check out! She loved the tunnel which was unexpected since she had never seen anything like it. I felt very safe a secure with fence and gates. There were also some very nice touches such as fresh water, poop bag dispensers around the property, and many toys to play with. We will definitely be back!
Absolutely loved this space, my dog was able to run and sniff and interact in so many different ways!
My pups had such a great time! There was plenty of room to run and they got tired quick. We will definitely have to come back😊
Wonderful place! Lots of room for fetch, sniffing, my dog enjoyed the pond and kiddie pool!
This was our first sniff spot visit and I was so pleased! We used the agility set as well as our herding ball we brought with us! Our dog also enjoyed prancing through the flowers and water!
This is a really great spot! Our dogs were feeling super cooped up on the first hot days of the year. Jessica has an amazing space for the pups to run and play in the shade and cool grass. It will be awesome place to visit in the summer when there is a pool for the pups to cool off! We can’t wait to come back.
Lovely spot! Enjoyed immensely by pups and humans!
Absolutely wonderful. My dog LOVED it. We will be back!
We had a great time today! Tazzy loved the toys and the freedom to roam. The spot is beautiful and everything was convenient. Next time we'll try a mini training session!