The dog yard

Lakeville, Minnesota
Fully Fenced
0.17 acres
5.044 reviews
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Hosted by Suzette K.



Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

5 ft

100% of guests said fencing at this spot was secure enough to contain their dogs

Gaps or holes in fence: No gaps

Fencing type(s): Chain link - non-privacy

Fencing details: There is one gate to enter the property. Please ensure it’s properly closed at all times.

Audible/visible from spot


Other domestic animalsNo


Private entryYes


Dog drinking water


Dog treats

Dog toys

Rain shelter / sun shade

Trash can

$4 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

25% off hourly price for 30 min visit



March 2023 ** Yard is closed due to snow and ice. As soon as we get a decent amount melted, we will reopen** Enjoy a good romp in a large back yard. Perfect spot for all dogs to just be dogs. 5ft fence with plenty of space for 2 leggeds to sit and relax. Place to dig, play, run and chill. Pricing reduced for winter months. Currently there are a lot of leaves falling!! We have put the paddling pool away for now and put in a tug toy. We will continue to add fun toys for your pups enjoyment.


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

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Required advanced notice for visits
2 hours
Maximum dogs allowed
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests

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.

(44) Reviews

  • Alyssa R., Nov 14, 2022

    Suzette is a kind host and thought of everything we could need. So thankful to visit a spot where my dog can be safe and relaxed :)

    Host replied: Thanks so very much for your visit. Please know you are welcome anytime!

  • K B., Oct 30, 2022

    Wonderful yard and gracious host. Lots of room to run, toys to play with and and smells to smell. An enriching environment for dogs!

  • Joan R., Oct 30, 2022

    It's really nice and the added flirt pole and poo station just like at the dog park is really nice. The dogs had fun! Clearly they want it to be really nice and there are lots of toys, a huge water bowl, sand pit, paper towels and wipes, etc.

  • Cindi M., Oct 29, 2022

    Such a great and welcoming spot! Cricket cries when it's time to leave!

  • Traci A., Oct 22, 2022

    This was such an amazing first time experience with Sniffspot. I have a reactive foster dog that did not do well at the dog park. Unfortunately, we dont have a fenced in yard so I could tell she was desperate for some freedom. My son and I showed up at the Dog Yard, parked in the driveway as requested, and were greeted by a handwritten note on the gate welcoming us to a fabulous fenced in backyard. There was a cozy, covered patio section and lots of toys. We played fetch for 45 minutes until our sweet pup came and plopped down next to us. She had a drink from the bowl of fresh water that was left out for us and a few treats that were also available, while my son and I enjoyed our Starbucks. We tidied up the area and left without an issue. This is just the best idea. Thank you to Suzette for creating such a welcoming and comfortable place for the dog to run freely. Worth every penny. We will definitely be back again this week.

  • Stacey F., Oct 22, 2022

    Suzette sets a high bar for Sniffspot hosts! This was our first visit with the service and we were blown away by the thoughtful touches and activities for pups, as dozens of guests have commented about this spot. We’re humbled by and grateful for people like Suzette who open their backyards to dogs - especially reactive ones - providing a safe, positive, calm experience. Reactive dogs and owners often live limited, narrow worlds by design. Suzette: you brought a smile to two dogs (and their mommas) today ❤️ thank you for opening your yard to us.

  • Marc H., Oct 10, 2022

    The play space was well organized with a variety of elements and equipment. The host provided some nice perks and a welcoming environment. It was my first-time using a Sniffspot and it was an excellent experience!

    Host replied: Thanks so much.. we just love it when the furkids can come and enjoy the yard! So glad your first experience with Sniffspot went well. We would love to host you anytime!

  • Cindi M., Oct 10, 2022

    What a perfect spot and the host has thought of everything to make visits all you could hope for. Very secure, very clean, no extra distractions. The host even had a note on the fence to welcome us to our first visit. Little things like that tell me this is a host who truly wants to share a positive experience! Already booked a return visit! It's obvious Cricket was having fun!

    Host replied: Aaah.. so thrilled you had a good time and that Cricket had fun! The yard is really for the furkids and we are happy to share it Looking forward to hosting you again.

  • Martha T., Oct 7, 2022

    This was our first experience “renting” a yard. We’ll be back! Our rescues loved the space and the squirrel watching. One of our dogs wasn’t too sure what to do off leash for the first time since being a stray, but I think she’ll open up more with repeat visits. The host thought of everything. It was a bit cold for the kiddie pool (45-50° temp) but I still appreciated it being an option! Thanks for a great first experience.

  • Kelly W., Oct 4, 2022

    Thank you! We will definitely be back!!

Meet your host

Devoted dog mom! Raised guide dogs for the blind, trained therapy dogs and now enjoy hiking and traveling with my 2 red furkids. We are excited to share our DogYard with you!

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