Ottawa, Ontario
Fully Fenced
0.5 acres
4.931 reviews
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Hosted by Clark & Ryan M.



Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

4 ft

93% of guests said fencing at this spot was secure enough to contain their dogs

Gaps or holes in fence: No gaps

Fencing type(s): Wood - privacy

Fencing details: 4ft fence with a baby gate, full fence and gate is being installed this Spring!

Designed for private play
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Distractions seen/heard from the spot

Other dogsSometimes

Other domestic animalsSometimes

Other peopleSometimes

Private entryYes



Dog toys


Trash can


Lit at night

$10 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

25% off hourly price for 30 min visit

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Ottawa, Ontario


Good afternoon from the BARKYARD! Firstly, thanks for all your support to date! We signed up to Sniffspot to teach my son valuable life lessons related to business and customer service and he has really enjoyed the experience. However, I regret to inform you that we have decided not to provide Sniffspot services in the Spring and Summer months. We will re-evaluate in Fall but at this time we are blocking off any further scheduling effective April 01, 2023. Our reasoning is based on the damage that will inevitably be caused to our yard and the potential disruption to our surrounding neighbours when backyard use is more frequent. Thanks again for your support and please consider us for daily and longer term dog boarding/sitting services via the BARKYARD on ROVER! Boarding: * Use code RYANM06289 for $20 off your first booking!!


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
1 hour
Max dogs per booking
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests
Additional rules

Please pick up after your pup and secure the gate after your visit please!

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.

(31) Reviews

  • Natalie L., Mar 29, 2023

    Great place for the pups to play. Lots of fun toys. Easy to get to and well lit. We had a great time

  • Julie T., Mar 26, 2023

    Another very enjoyable visit with my pups. Thank you so much!

  • Marylene L., Mar 21, 2023

    Our dogs had a blast! The tennis ball launcher was a winner! Gate was a little flimsy, but would only be a problem for escape artists. We will come back after the thaw!

    Host replied: Thanks Marylene! Just an FYI that we will be closing the yard during April to allow for a thaw and to build a fence and gate! Thank you so much for your support so far!!

  • Marie S., Mar 20, 2023

    The Barkyard is a great space, the parking is accessible and there is a paved path. However, we would not have visited today if we had known about the all of the dogs surrounding the space. There is no note indicating the presence of other dogs which I think should be mentioned clearly. We arrived and two small dogs were already barking in the front window. Once we got to the Barkyard the dogs went to the back door and continued to bark our whole visit. Then the next door neighbours dog started barking and my dog started reacting so we left 10 minutes into our visit. I completely understand that my dog is reactive but I thought this space would have suited our needs. Nonetheless , I do think if your dog is not reactive, this would be the perfect spot to let them run and have fun!

    Host replied: Hi Marie, please accept our sincere apologies for your experience in our space. I will offer you a full refund if you wish to send me DM with your email. We had to step out during your visit and had the dogs contained away from the windows but they ESCAPED! This is a first and we'll make sure our pup is secured to ensure it doesn't happen again. I did note the neighbour's dog on our site. It's young, untrained, and barks if in their yard at the same time. I appreciate you letting me know that it was an issue for you. I will put some thought into how to mitigate this in the future. We'd like to provide a full refund and complimentary visit in the future. We're shutting down for April to build a fence and entrance gate but will be back! Thanks again, Ryan, Clark, and Brando

  • William S., Mar 12, 2023

    Very welcoming hosts, The Barkyard is extremely large! Our golden retriever only lasted 30 minutes before he was tuckered out! Highly recommend this spot, our dog was super happy !

    Host replied: Thanks William! We appreciate your feedback and happy you enjoyed the yard!!

  • Mike F., Mar 10, 2023

    A very nice spot. Some balls and toys are provided which certainly was appreciated. A waste bin is also available to use. My only issue was the gate to get in/out was not fixed to anything, it was just wedged in between the space and would be easy to knock out of place. It was also low, but I have a Great Dane so that might not be a problem for certain dogs.

    Host replied: Thanks for your visit and review Mike! Yes, the baby gate must go! We're building a privacy fence and gate once the ground thaws so very soon! If you visit beforehand, the gate does secure but it's tricky. Hope to see you again and thanks for the feedback!

  • Lindsay L., Mar 10, 2023

    Exactly as advertised, easy to find, easy parking, nice open space. My only issue, which is my own personal issue, is that I have a fearful dog - and I was not expecting there to be dogs surrounding the yard. Now that I know, I will be more prepared with high value treats! Thanks for hosting me and my pup, all in all - a good time.

    Host replied: Hi Lindsay, thanks for your feedback! There's a young dog next door and some playful ones in the back corner property. We can't control the pup next door but we're installing privacy screens on the fence to avoid sightlines. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon :)

  • Isabel E., Mar 1, 2023

    Great spot for Archie to run around with a friend. Nothing fancy but a nice big open space to run around and play fetch

    Host replied: Thanks for your feedback Isabel! We're continually making improvements and have some fun plans for Spring!

  • Jessica H., Feb 26, 2023

    The hosts were very friendly and helpful, and the property was great! They even made sure some paths were clear of snow despite a bunch of snow having just fallen. Our pup enjoyed the large and secure space to play fetch! We even accidentally threw a toy up on the shed roof and the host was kind enough to help us retrieve it. Will definitely be visiting again - thanks Clark and Ryan!

    Host replied: Amazing! Lots of fun things being added to the yard this Spring!

  • Lisa B., Feb 20, 2023

    I did like this spot. It was open, along with paths plowed. My dog could have escaped, a better access gate for future visits. However, if you do not have an escapist then you will be fine.

    Host replied: Thanks Lisa! We'll be installing a full fence and gate for the entrance this Spring!

Meet your host

Clark & Ryan M.

Joined in January 2023

HI! Welcome to The BarkYard!! We have a half acre of private fenced in yard just outside Main St Manotick, beautifully maintained with plenty of sunshine and fresh air for your pups to roam free!

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