My dogs now recognize the road to get to this Sniff Spot and start barking and crying with excitement. I’m so grateful to have a place to take my dogs to run off leash and not have to worry about other dogs.
The nicest people with the nicest yard! There’s no reason to even look for another sniff-spot once you’ve been here you’ll just keep wanting to come back!
Couldn’t have been a better day or a nicer host. Our pup had a blast!
Such a beautiful spot! Brent and Chrissy’s property was easy to find yet tucked away and very private. We had the best time with our pup! The trails are so well groomed with benches to rest if you need it and a pond that our dog absolutely loved. 1 hour was plenty of time to explore, swim, and chase the ball that Brent and Chrissy left for us in the teepee. Our pup is reactive, so having a private place to let him sniff and explore is really wonderful for our little family. We just got home and he is so happy and exhausted :) we will definitely be regulars!
Beautiful property with views of the lake and trails you can walk with your doggie. The hosts Brent and Chrissy are thoughtful and kind hosts. I will definitely be back!
What a wonderful spot! This was the first time we have been able to let our reactive rescue pup off leash on a hike. She and our other dog had a blast. They played so much that they only made it 40 minutes before they laid down and told us they were done. :) The hosts were amazing and very conscientious. The fence was in excellent condition and you can tell the hosts take great pride in keeping the space safe and well maintained. We will definitely be back!
This was the most beautiful place I could have taken my dog. He is afraid of people and other dogs, and it was so wonderful to see him run and enjoy himself and be a dog. He loved the pond, there were tons of frogs that kept him occupied. The trails were beautifully kept and great for him to run laps on. He’s leaving as a very sandy and happy pup. Thank you so much for opening your space up to us and other dogs!
Fenced in, nicely groomed trails water station and easy to find. We will be back for sure
Great private spot for dogs to run and kill some energy. My dogs enjoyed the pond and running around without a leash, it was a good time!
Very nice spot. Water and waste bags available which is nice. My dog had a great time! We did hear a neighbor dog barking at us while along the fence line in the back near the teepee but never actually saw the dog. We will be back.
This place was an absolute dream come true for my highly reactive dog. Brent & Chrissy were so understanding about having a contactless arrival. I truly haven’t seen my dog have that much fun exploring/playing/running around in so long. And I was actually able to enjoy watching her have all that fun/run around with her without having to worry about any other dogs, people or her running away since everything is fenced in. She loved playing in the pond & doing zoomies in the foresty area on the trails. I can’t recommend this place enough. Brent and Chrissy are amazing & so nice! It’s absolutely worth the hour drive for us to come here. My dog and I can’t wait to come back!!
First sniffspot I tried and I’m not sure I’ll try anywhere else! Lovely people, lovely trails, and tired dogs. The hosts were amazing and explained everything available to us: trails, pond, fountain, lake. I’ve never seen my dogs have so much fun in their entire lives.
Have been here twice now it’s one of my favorite spots to bring our 6 month old puppy. The hosts are so friendly and they hid a surprise for our dog =) It was a super hot/humid day, so our pup loved playing in the pond. If you’re looking for a large safe space to bring your dog, I highly recommend this sniff spot! The trails are well maintained the property is so beautiful. (They even have bug spray available in case you forget yours!)
Beautiful property, so we’ll maintained and a great spot for exploring and new sniffs!
Love this spot! Brent accommodated for my reactive dog and we didn’t meet, which I’m super thankful for! I loved doing some training around the pond and my pup was happy to be off leash with no worries. Will definitely come again and hopefully bring my other reactive dog as well. Highly recommend
Amazing!! It was so nice to have this space to bring our reactive dog. I had no worries letting her wander the trails and play freely in the pond. It really touched my heart watching her enjoy everything they have to offer here. So thankful for the contactless visit which made the experience 100% stress free for our dog. Blessed to have this place so close to home
Like renting your own personal park!! Beautiful property, nice wide trails, great mix of shade and sun. And lots of thoughtful additions!! Bret and Chrissy are pretty much the kindest most genuine people you'll ever meet! They made me feel comfortable and free to explore with my pups!!
This was my first time visiting a sniffspot and I felt so welcomed! My dog and I thoroughly enjoyed racing through the trails. She even enjoyed the pond multiple times. We loved searching for the teepee with a little prize. We will definitely back! Thank-you for such an amazing space and being so welcoming!:)
The owners were amazing to work with! The property was great and so much fun to explore! The dogs and I had a great time! Will absolutely be back.
Thanks so much Brent!! Our dogs had more fun than we ever imagined. They loved running laps around the property and then jumping into the pond to cool off. We loved the set up so much, next time we might add the lake access for extra fun. We came all the way from Detroit and it was 100% worth it, we will be back! :)
This Sniffspot is absolutely amazing and worth a trip to visit even if you aren’t local. The hosts were so kind and genuinely wanted our dogs (and us) to enjoy ourselves and fully utilize the space. They even blocked off extra time for us because we got stuck in traffic and arrived late. The pond is beautiful, the land has peaceful trails to walk on and the hosts provide everything you need to have a great visit!
This place is a dream come true! Our reactive dog loves to run but it’s hard finding places that she can safely. This is the perfect spot for our high energy dogs. We can’t wait to go back!
Lovely spot! It was exactly as described, securely fenced, Brent and Chrissy were so welcoming and left our pups a surprise in the woods! The dogs loved cooling off in the pond.
A perfect day with our puppy! The hosts were so friendly and our 4 month old pup had the time of her life running around their beautiful property. We will be back very soon!!
Beautiful trails and plenty of space to roam. Will definitely be back!
Amazing spot that is fully fenced in. The hosts are both fantastic. 10/10 would recommend and will be visiting again.
Directions were clear, space was cute. Owner graciously skipped a face to face meeting because my foster believes in “stranger danger”. Fencing pretty secure. Pups had a wonderful time.
once again we had a fantastic visit at happy trails & tails! the hosts left a little surprise for my dog (since she missed it on our first visit--how nice of them!) & once mina found it, she held onto it for the rest of our trail romping & sniffing! i'm so happy to have such a large, beautiful, clean, & enclosed place we can bring our dog-reactive dog to have some laid back, off-leash freedom. you definitely want to book here!
first off, this space, our host, & sniffspot is a true BLESSING for my dog-reactive dog. she was attacked 3 years ago, & after tons of training walks are no longer stressful, but she cannot be offleash at parks or lakes or campgrounds, & dog parks would be out of the question even if she WASN'T reactive.
this property is WONDERFUL. it's easy to find, super clean, there's LOTS to explore & see & do, but not so much that you're going to get lost or lose track of time. as an example, we made 2 full loops of the property, played a couple rounds of distance fetch (chuck-it!) in the large, open space next to the driveway, had 2 water breaks, & i generally let mina sniff & explore a spot for at least a minute or 2, rather than constantly prodding her forward... & by the time an hour was up, she was EXHAUSTED... & clearly needed a pupcup.
this is the perfect property to practice your dogs recall: new sights, smells, interesting wood piles or benches to sniff at, & if you walk in the right area, you'll hear some genuine hounds beyond another fenceline. it was so great to be able to practice recall skills while also having fun & just letting her be a dog without worry.
we will DEFINITELY be booking future romp-n-sniffs at this location. a HUGE thanks to the hosts for offering up such an awesome location, so that dogs like mine can experience some freedom!
We had a wonderful time here! Everything was just as described, and we appreciated the clear instructions about our arrival. Our pup LOVED playing at the pond on site and we really enjoyed having a safe, personal hiking area for our reactive dog. We will be back!!
Literally the best experience ever! The nicest people, prettiest property, our boys loved it so much! We are definitely booking for more fun!
We had a great experience here! The hosts were super friendly and our dog loved being able to run free on the trails. She also enjoyed swimming in the pond. We will definitely be back!
We had an AMAZING time at Happy Trails ‘n’ Tails! The dogs loved running up and down the rolling, nicely groomed trail, sniffing off-trail through the woods, and playing in the pond. There was just so much space and interest for them—they came home and slept harder than they have in years! :-) Brent was so welcoming and accommodating, and had plenty of drinking water and an easy spot to drop trash. Basically, could not have been nicer!! We are so happy to have found this spot!!
My friend, her baby and our two rotties had the best time! They are wild and loved to run free through the woods! My girl loves the water so the pond was definitely a highlight too! The hosts were very accommodating! Kira did escape once where the fence was bent slightly as she hopped right over! So that is the only thing that could be improved upon :) thank you!
My dogs loves the trails and the little pond on the property. They aren’t big water dogs and large lakes scare them so it was so much fun to see them having fun in the pond. One dog was tired and ready to get back in the car and the other dog I had to chase back down the driveway because she didn’t want to leave. 🤣 We will definitely be back.
We had a fantastic time walking the trails and exploring the area. The trails are beautifully kept and my dog loved all of the space to roam and sniff. The hosts were accommodating to the weather and had lots of amenities available. We definitely will be back!
This was a perfect spot to let the dogs run and have some fun! With reactive and fearful dos this place was perfect. Host was very nice and had water and a treat ready to go.
Exactly what we needed! Our dogs can be a little sketchy when it comes to other dogs so we needed an area where we didn’t have to worry about anything and we found it! Lots of Trails and woods to explore. Host was amazing and has water ready and even hid a little surprise in the woods for my pups. Definitely will be back.
This was a great spot! The host was very friendly and nice. There was plenty of fresh water available. Riley enjoyed being off leash and exploring for the first time. We will definitely be back!
Brent and Chrissy are great and their property is beautiful! The dogs had a blast running the trails, we can't wait to go back! Highly recommend this spot!
I cannot rave enough!! The hosts were so welcoming and helpful, had everything my pup might need available. They even took the time to hide a surprise that Barrett was so excited to find. We will be back! Beautiful fenced in woods and a fun pond with a dock for swimming, basically doggy heaven!! ☺️🐶
Our dogs had the time of their lives here! They enjoyed sniffing and running around as well as cooling off in the little pond. The hosts were very accommodating - there was fresh water out for the dogs as well as a little dog water fountain. We hope to return again!
An amazing sniff spot! The trail is well kept, tons of sniffs and the fencing was strong.
I’m not sure who will enjoy the walk more, you or your dog! The host was so welcoming.
One heads up, GPS thinks it’s further down then it is, it’s directly after the stone wall!
This is an amazing spot to bring your pup! It feels like endless space - and yet it's all fenced in. The woods are beautiful and the hosts are very kind and took great care of us and our dog. I would definitely come back again
The property is so lovely and my Auri had a wonderful time. The hosts seem to really care about dogs and want to do whatever they can for them.
It was a blast to be the first person (and dog) to visit the property. Lots of sniffs to sniff and my girl got so much running done. We both didn't want to leave.