Rent the best private dog parks hosted by locals in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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 Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Why rent a private dog park in Minneapolis, Minnesota?
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 Minneapolis'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 Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Savannah S.
April 2022
I almost don’t want to rate this spot so it stays a hidden gem! I’m always wary about booking yards in suburban areas where there isn’t privacy fencing because my dog is reactive, but we were here for 2 hours in the evening on a weeknight and didn’t see any dogs in the nearby backyards, and only saw a handful walking past on the opposite street. We heard one or two dogs barking a few houses down but again, didn’t see them so it was not a problem. Also heard a cat inside, but my pup was too busy running around and sniffing it didn’t bother her at all. The other reason why I was hesitant to book this yard is because my dog is very high energy and likes to sniff everything and run a LOT. But there was more than enough room for her to get a lot of zoomies out & lots of plants and things for her to sniff and explore. We will definitely be coming back 💕
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Kelly J.
January 2022
A new favorite! This is indeed a dog gem. Lots of great smells and room to run in a quiet and secluded area. A bonus for us is there were no signs of rabbits, since Milo is obsessed with eating rabbit poop. Neighbor dog was out for a few minutes, running and barking along the fence. Its owner came out and called them away, so it wasn’t an issue for us. Looking forward to our next visit!
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Sunni R.
September 2021
My dog Athena and I really enjoyed our time here! Quiet, isolated, easy to find and plenty of space for all activities like frisbee. There was a neighbor dog that came out and barked at us a few times during our visit so be aware if you have a reactive dog. The situation was short lived since the other dog lost interest quickly. This was a great opportunity for us because we have been working hard on Athena’s reactivity towards other dogs and she handled it very well! So we welcomed the practice. Overall a very positive experience and we will definitely be back! Thanks for having us.
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Jennifer L.
June 2021
We loved it! The location is in a quiet area, which was great for my dog that is fearful of loud noises and can be reactive due to trauma. The fencing was secure, and the yard was clean and spacious. There was a bowl of clean water left out, and there is a shaded area with chairs to sit on. It was my first time using Sniff Spot, and I miss booked. Shelbi was kind enough to accommodate my error the following day. My dog was so happy running around off-leash, and that's what it's all about! We will be going back. Thank you!
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Ashley F.
May 2021
Shelbi has a real gem of a spot! I have 2 doodles and they absolutely loved the backyard, they were doing 50 yard sprints as soon as I took them off their leash. My husband and I sat on the deck and threw the balls until they were so tuckered out they laid down in the shade and just enjoyed being outdoors. There was water out for them which was a great perk! I will be booking again in the very near future. Thank you Shelbi!
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Ellen B.
April 2021
Six stars if I could! The site was easy to find, and parking was simple. Julia left snacks, water for humans and dogs, extra bags, and hand sanitizer out in a little crate for guests. The yard was spacious—plenty of room for two 50-60 pound dogs to chase around until they got tired. We'd love to visit this spot again!
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Mariah B.
January 2021
Remus and his friend Windy loved this yard! We felt very safe by all of the enclosed fencing and the pups were able to do so many zoomies around the yard because of all the space. The deck was an amazing bonus as there was plenty of seating area for the humans, and Rhett left a fresh bowl of water out for us as well as some toys that the dogs loved to play with! I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was despite being in the city, so my sometimes-timid dog was able to be his goofy self and just enjoy all the smells and shrubbery in the yard. We will definitely be back! 
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Meghan T.
January 2021
As someone who lives in a small apartment without yard space, I am always looking for ways to exercise and tire out my very active (and dog & human reactive) 18 month old puppy. This was the perfect spot! The yard was big enough for my pup (35 lbs) to run and play fetch while the high privacy fence ensured that she was not reacting to any potential passerby or attempting to make a break for it. The yard/perimeter was extremely secure and there were no people or dogs in sight. Chantel even kindly put out water and toys to welcome us. I am SO happy I found this spot to allow my pup to live her best off-leash life -- and then sleep soundly after. :)
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Atlee J.
December 2020
We loved our time here! The fence seemed to be super secure, so I didn't have to worry about that. One thing to know is that there is a deck that has enough room for a dog to crawl under. My dog did, but she had so much fun crawling around and sniffing, so it was fine with me! There didn't seem to be anything for her to eat down there. Just be conscious if you have a dog that would refuse to come out or hide. The host also left out a nice, fresh bowl of water for us which we appreciated!
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Kyle R.
April 2020
What a great host! She had awesome communication, helped me find a time that worked well for both of us. Even had some treats, a water bowl, bottled water, toys and waste bags out when. The yard was big and open, and made for great frisbee time. The fence was fully enclosed and no other yards were visible. There was some nearby dog noise, but that is out of anyone's control. We will absolutely be back again.
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Jodi T.
April 2020
This was our first time using a Sniff Spot and my dog enjoyed herself a lot! We picked a really cold day so we didn't end up staying very long but we will be back! The yard is big enough for my husky to get in some good laps and stretch out to run and the fence is very tall and secure. The host's dogs did bark at first but just as stated in the description they soon quieted and weren't a problem. It also sounded like they were secured in the house somewhere away from the back door. We went at noon on a Wednesday and we did not hear or see any neighbor dogs.

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FAQ about our Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis 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 72 fully fenced dog parks in the area. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our 20 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.
What is the best dog beach near Minneapolis?
The best Sniffspot dog beach near Minneapolis is Daisy's Lakeside Escape in White Bear Lake. At Sniffspot beaches dogs can generally be off leash.
Does Minneapolis have any fully fenced dog parks?
Sniffspot has 72 fully fenced dog parks in or near Minneapolis. Browse all fully enclosed options.
Where are good dog hiking trails near Minneapolis?
The Minneapolis area has 12 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 Three plus private fully fenced in acres of running and romping in the woods..
Are there dog agility courses for rent in Minneapolis?
Sniffspot has dog parks with agility equipment and/or dog obstacles in or near Minneapolis. The most popular agility option is Friendly neighborhood backyard.
Where in Minneapolis can I find a pool for dog swimming?
Sniffspot has swimming options in the Minneapolis area. The highest rated option is Rice Creek Sniffspot.
Can I rent a field for my dog to run near Minneapolis?
There are 10 Sniffspot dog parks that offer fields in or near Minneapolis where dogs can be off leash. The most popular field is Three plus private fully fenced in acres of running and romping in the woods..

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