Rent the best private dog parks hosted by locals in Washington, District of Columbia

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 Washington, District of Columbia

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Why rent a private dog park in Washington, District of Columbia?
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 Washington'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 Washington, District of Columbia

Colleen D.
October 2022
Lucy had an absolute blast! Heather and Michael's yard is exactly as pictured/described. A helpful parking sign let me know I was in the right place. They had thoughtfully left water out in a bowl and had lots of toys to play with and even a basket of goodies! Sunscreen, bug spray, and dog treats were such a nice bonus. My dog Lucy is very reactive and she did get to barking a few times (sorry!!). Lucy could sense the dog two yards away and made her voice heard (neighbors yard is fully fenced and we couldn't see the dog). She also barked when a car parked in the alley- so if your dog is reactive they may react to these things too. These were minor and I was able to redirect Lucy and get her quiet very quickly. The yard is huge and decorated very nicely- twinkle lights and lounge chairs just make for a nice vibe. Lucy had plenty of room to run zoomies and we got a nice game of fetch in. Thanks so much for having us! We will definitely return :)
Lucie P.
May 2022
This is such a lovely space in DC! The yard is really spacious with different areas to sniff, and the hosts were very sweet to leave treats, water, and even sunscreen & sniff spot stickers for humans.
Jessie K.
April 2022
We had such a great time romping around in this yard!! Plenty of space for running, and lots of spots for sniffing. The hosts also had a sweet welcome basket waiting for us with treats, poop bags, sun screen, etc. Thanks for offering up your space :) We will definitely be back.
Shari K.
March 2022
Yard was good size host we’re very responsive to all my questions and left out water and treats for me and the pup! Only concern I had was there is a spot under the fence where I thought my dog could squeeze under especially when she saw a neighbors dog and ran over to try and greet him. she’s medium size so I blocked it off with my bag. Just be aware if dog is escape artist!
Rachel K.
May 2021
Beautiful yard! Easy to find, easy entry, clean, and so nice to have a hose and water dish on a warm day. The side yard was perfect for a game of fetch, and the back was great to play soccer with my herding pup. So happy to have a nice spot in the city to let my dogs get the zoomies out and get some fresh air off leash! Hosts were accommodating and responsive. Thank you!
Drew F.
May 2020
Melissa's spot was so great -- we took our newly adopted dog here and let her run around for an hour and had so much fun. Tons of room to roam, no safety hazards -- this was our first Sniffspot experience, and it was exactly what we hoped for! Melissa was also out on the porch when we arrived and was so friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be coming back!

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FAQ about our Washington 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. 97% of reviews on Sniffspot visits in the Washington 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 181 fully fenced dog parks in the area. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our 52 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.
Does Washington have any fully fenced dog parks?
Sniffspot has 181 fully fenced dog parks in or near Washington. Browse all fully enclosed options.
Where are good dog hiking trails near Washington?
The Washington area has 17 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 Little Sparrow Farm In Stafford.
Are there dog agility courses for rent in Washington?
Sniffspot has dog parks with agility equipment and/or dog obstacles in or near Washington. The most popular agility option is The DiP Yard: An Urban Dog Haven.
Where in Washington can I find a pool for dog swimming?
Sniffspot has swimming options in the Washington area. The highest rated option is Run Free in Darnestown - With a Creek.
Can I rent a field for my dog to run near Washington?
There are 48 Sniffspot dog parks that offer fields in or near Washington where dogs can be off leash. The most popular field is Angel's Private Dog Park In Fort Washington.

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