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Rancho Barto Play Park In Cross Plains

Cross Plains, Wisconsin
Fully Fenced
1.0 acres
5.0142 reviews
Top spot
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Hosted by Jessica C.



Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

4 ft

98% of guests said fencing at this spot was secure enough to contain their dogs

Gaps or holes in fence: Gaps

Fencing type(s): Cattle with wire mesh

Fencing details: There are no holes in the fence, but small dogs could escape through the bottom of the gates.

Audible/visible from spot


Other domestic animalsSometimes


Private entryNo


Dog drinking water


Dog toys

Lake or pond

Agility equipment

Trash can

$18 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

Optional monthly membership available!

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Welcome to Rancho Barto, a spot for dogs to be dogs! We have approximately 1 acre of fenced property for you and your dogs to enjoy with ample shade, places to sit and hang out and so much for dogs to explore. We rotate through agility equipment, pools, hay bales, snow trails and other fun obstacles seasonally. While I adore all dogs, my heart is in helping reactive dogs meet their enrichment and fitness needs. I hope this can become a place of respite for you and your dog. We live on a rural road that is a hot spot for wildlife. We do not have any visible neighbors, nor does our fence share a border with anyone else's property. Our road is quite popular with bicycles and the occasional runner...so just a heads up for our hunters and chasers. While your rental is 100% for your dog(s), our property can be divided into two spots, one large, open space with mature trees and a dig/sand pit. The other is a more "technical" area with boulder, bridges, natural obstacles and a pond (not actually meant for swimming, but we don't mind dogs taking a dip so long as you don't mind a muddy dog!)


100% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.


Our property has a pond, pools will be available in summer months. This property is located just off the road, dogs should be leashed when entering and exiting.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
1.0 hour
Required advanced notice for visits
12 hours
Maximum dogs allowed
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests
Additional rules

Please use the gate nearest the house. Absolutely no smoking, vaping, tobacco. Once you're in, just make sure the gate is secured behind you. You'll be fully fenced in from there. Have fun!

Community safety rules
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the spot.
Make sure the area is safe and secure before bringing your dog in.
Arrive and leave on time, this is important for safety.
Pick up after your dogs. Leave the spot as it was when you arrived.
Always review and abide by spot specific rules.
Unless otherwise stated, restrooms are not available on site.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies
Only one booking is allowed at a time at any spot and there is an enforced 30 min buffer between all bookings to ensure dogs in separate bookings do not meet.
This spot is set for Booking, which means you will be instantly confirmed for any booking you request. You will receive the address and access instruction immediately following booking.
Visits can be moved or cancelled up to 2 hours before a visit.
Visits can be extended and dogs can be added throughout the visit.

(142) Reviews

  • Holly S., Mar 10, 2023

    Hands down one of our favorite spots near Madison. Always something to explore, great selection of toys, and a variety of terrain for the pup to check out

  • Stephanie A., Feb 10, 2023

    This is our favorite Sniffspot in our area! So peaceful and my dogs love it! Lots of room for our young pup to run and lots unique spaces for our old lady pup to explore.

  • Emily P., Feb 10, 2023

    Lots of sniffs and exploring!

  • B.J. R., Feb 4, 2023

    This is Moxxi's favorite spot. He always finds much to explore and sniff out. The first half he explores and then we usually play some training games and run. We both have a great time!

  • Emily P., Jan 27, 2023

    Fresh snow was so fun!

  • Stacy R., Jan 21, 2023

    Thank you!

  • Rachel M., Jan 21, 2023

    Loved the place and can’t wait for summer!

  • Valerie K., Jan 20, 2023

    Brilliant time again, despite snow and cold. Ellie kept looking for the muddy pool, which is thankfully frozen over. Instead she raced over rocks, followed trails, and bounced around on the hay bales.

  • Jim I., Jan 19, 2023

    Grandpup had awesome time as usual! Such a great place! Never going back to public dog park again

  • Emily P., Jan 15, 2023

    So much fun climbing through the rocks and playing on the hay!

Meet your host

Greetings! My name is Jess and I own Three Black Dogs, LLC which includes my dog training business, Local Dog Training & Adventure as well as our dog-inspired recreation biz, Three Black Dogs Adventure Co. My master's degree is in Recreation and I am a proud graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for Dog Trainers. I have created this amazing path where I get to do all the things that I love in the great outdoors with my dogs AND share it with you. What is better than living your happiest life with a super cool dog (or 5)? Of course, we love all people all dogs, but we have an extra special spot in our hearts for dog guardians looking for a safe place for their dog with big feelings to explore, sniff and be worry-free. I get what it's like to have an over-reactive dog and hope that our Sniffspots can provide you with a safe place to fulfill your pup's exercise and enrichment needs. Welcome, friends!

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