The engaging environment was perfect for my small, older dog who doesn’t just run around in the yard for the sake of it but loves to explore! Thank you!
The best Sniff Spot we’ve been to! We booked this spot last-minute during a cross-country road trip, and Audrey was so communicative, accommodating, and thoughtful, even leaving towels, toys, and treats out for us. Safe and secure fence and not a hazard or danger in sight (trust me, our two large dogs get into everything, and there wasn’t a single thing that concerned me in this yard). This Sniff Spot was an absolute delight for our dogs and for us, our dogs played hard and slept harder afterwards, and we enjoyed the shady and comfortable backyard oasis. Book this Sniff Spot!!!
We had a fabulous time at Audrey's and will be back on a regular basis. We haven't even begun working on recall, and I still would recommend Audrey's place for exercise and stimulation. We did not do the pool so I can't comment on that area, and I agree with the prior review that blocking off the hot tub in the long-run would add security. For us, that was not issue, nor were gaps in boards (50-lb dog). The yard is a beautiful area with lots of landscaping that added to my pup's sniffari experience. There are two patches of more extended grass that was perfect for throwing toys (that Audrey provided) and getting out the zoomies. My pup, who gets walked four times/day, but doesn't get to relax and run off leash was laying happily in the grass after half an hour.
Let me start by saying Audrey was a great host. She responded promptly to all inquires prior to my visit. She was very friendly and enthusiastic! Having said that, the physical property wasn’t exactly like I anticipated. I took my two dogs, nine months old(40 pounds) and 2 years old(50 pounds). They both have good recall and obey basic commands like “leave it”, “drop it”, “here”, “stay” etc. I would NOT take any dog to the backyard that does not obey basic commands for fear of their safety. Just to give a couple of examples, I followed my dogs around and never had them out of my sight… And we still had a couple of close calls with a nose smelling and getting poked by cactuses and also a leg falling between uneven/unflushed boards Around the perimeter of the small pool deck. I did pay the $20 extra for the pool. One of my dogs loves to swim and the other not so much. While she and I were in the pool the other wasn’t too interested in anything and just laid on the nice inground trampoline! I know Audrey is working on a solution, but there is absolutely no way to get your dog out of the pool without hurting them or yourself. Again, they are trying to come Up with a solution. There was a ramp but it was not attached and made things more difficult. My dog is an avid swimmer, but still would like to be able to get out of the water when ready. I suppose one solution for another dog owner would be to use a life jacket. Up around the pool deck if a dog would be so inclined it would have just about a 2 foot jump into the neighbors backyard. I write all this in hopes of helping the next family. If your dog is chill and just wants to smell, isn’t inquisitive, isn’t interested in the pool area And has amazing recall the setting will be perfect! However, I felt there are way too many hazards for me to go and completely let my dog smell and I relax while following them. All of the steps had loose boards and missing boards in which dog legs easily slip through. There is a hot tub with a homemade Cover, I couldn’t remember if the dogs were allowed on that deck, so I got them off immediately but one was confused and took a couple of steps onto the makeshift hot tub cover which was very dangerous. All of the pool components are easily accessible from the grass area, again very dangerous, and if your dog has amazing recall will be no problem. This is not an area for people to take dogs that they just want to let run wild and free. The Public dog park would be more suited for that. The backyard was very well groomed and clean I must say. We will not be returning, however the setting will be a perfect place to stimulate certain dogs.
Super nice setup with an even nicer host!
Audrey's yard was perfect for our 2 medium and large pups. It was spacious for them to run and explore and she even provided potty bags, toys, and treats! The pool is a perfect touch, but if you have a big dog it might be tricky getting them in and out. Definitely worth trying though, we definitely did! We plan on making this sniffspot a weekly family activity for us. Thank you for sharing your yard with us, Audrey!!
Great space for my doggo! My dog had a blast and so did I. Plus, the host left a bowl of green beans for him to munch on (his faves). Definitely will book Audrey’s Sniffspot again!
Wonder space for pups and people!! A few previous people maybe forgot to pick up after their dogs, but lovely overall!!!