Rent the best private dog parks hosted by locals in Columbus, Ohio

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!

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

Popular private dog parks near Columbus, Ohio

James's Private Dog Park In Columbus | Sniffspot
Sniffspot[email protected]United States
David AdamsFounder
James's Private Dog Park In Columbus
Fully Fenced
1 acre
$10 dog / hour
Columbus, OH
Mallory's Private Dog Park In Columbus | Sniffspot
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Sniffspot[email protected]United States
David AdamsFounder
Mallory's Private Dog Park In Columbus
Fully Fenced
$5 dog / hour
Columbus, OH

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Why rent a private dog park in Columbus, Ohio?
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

What people say about dog parks around Columbus, Ohio

Melissa P.
October 2023
Starla’s place was wonderful! Fully secure, no other dogs, and easy to locate. Starla was easy to communicate with and even accommodated my last minute time change. Would highly recommend!
Sarah K.
November 2023
Pros: • Great sized yard for the dogs to run around in! • Clean • owner is so kind, Starla followed up with me after I left, and was very efficient to communicate with! Con: • if you have small-medium size dog. There are some gaps under the deck for your dog to run under. there is nothing down there from what I could see. Only seems like it would be problematic for dogs that like to play, keep away from their owners. 😅
December 2023
This was a great place to take my high energy pup! There are openings that go under the patio deck, but that wasn't an issue for my dog. The host was great! We will be back!
Marena M.
January 2024
Starla is an above and beyond host!!! Super communicative and accommodating :) I saw a review from another host who said they didn’t go inside because it was in a bad area. Don’t let that dissuade you- it isn’t AT ALL. I can only assume that person saw the GPS say “Greater Hilltop” as the neighborhood on the GPS, but this isn’t the Hilltop area most people think of.
Joey T.
April 2023
This was just what my dogs needed for a little romp after work. We were short on time as the sun was about to set, so I looked for a place in town that was fully fenced and safe for small and large dogs. They had a great time sniffing and just enough room for a little game of "tag" (aka you chase me, then I'll chase you). I also had enough room to throw the ball with a small Chuck-It. Cathy was so nice and accommodating! She provided a big water bowl for the dogs, bottled water, poo bags, hand sanitizer, and paper towels. There were signs posted on the gate that were visible from the street, it was well lit, and minimal distractions outside the yard. We only heard a couple dogs barking a few houses away and the highway in the background. Because we arrived at sunset, I was unable to take good pictures. I brought 5 dogs, all seniors except the medium size dog. There was a Chihuahua, Schnauzer, Boxer mix, Vizla, and Dane/Mastiff mix.
Hannah J.
February 2023
My first sniff spot experience was great! Nicole was very welcoming and had two big bowls of water and toys for the pup and seating for me. My pup had a great time and the yard is the perfect size. I look forward to visiting this spot again!
stormy d.
May 2023
very big yard for my german shepherd. the host left out water, balls, and a drink! very private space and i would love to return
Emily G.
May 2023
Nice long yard for the best fetch sesh!!!Kelly was an amazing host with an adorable doggie station set up with all the essentials. The yard was spotless too! The sign was really easy to see from the street, and I felt super secure with the privacy fence. The tug rope thing would of been a hit if my boys understood the purpose, lol maybe next time haha. We can’t wait to come back! 🥰🐾❤️
Aliza X.
May 2023
Best spot for a daily exercise when walks don’t help. This space is big enough for any size dog and the owners are friendly/communicative.
Ariane C.
May 2023
Great yard with a tall, secure fence. Kelly provided water for the dogs and lots of toys. My dogs are older and didn't run around as I'd hoped, but they enjoyed sniffing and exploring the nice big space.
Shante & Josh J.
May 2023
Clean, spacious, and our dog enjoyed the mini pool so much, we will definitely be coming back! Thank you for being a great host in this area!
Kara B.
June 2023
My foster dog had a BLAST!!!! Every single thing was a hit from the pool to the tug toy. I am so grateful that we had the opportunity to come enjoy the fun. We will definitely be back!
Sarah J.
June 2023
We loved this sniff spot! There was so much room to run around and the fence was fully secure. I liked that there was parking in the back and so many different toys to choose from. The drink for me was an especially nice touch!
Asia S.
July 2023
Lovely yard. My dog is aggressive so they kept theirs in home. My dog had such a good time. They left toys, water and a drink for me !! Little pool too for the doggies. I’m so happy, we will be back. ( there was a neighboring dog, small hole under fence so just be careful)
Mady F.
March 2023
Sohud Canine Club is awesome! Plenty of space for my two small/medium dogs and a lovely seating area for me too! It was nice and quiet and easy to come and go, with everything we needed for the hour. We will definitely be coming back soon :)
April 2023
Lots of space for our 3 dogs to run around! Quiet area and had a nice seating area with a water bowl and treats.
Robin D.
May 2023
Wonderful spot and the hosts were lovely! My pup wasn’t in a playful mood but still enjoyed wandering around the grounds. Would definitely recommend, we’ll be back!
Emma Z.
July 2023
Really nice yard for my pup to play in!Owner left water, toys, and treats out for my dog to enjoy! Will definitely be visiting again!
Kristina B.
August 2023
The yard was really nice, there was shade, and the fencing made us feel so safe with one of our dogs being very fearful of new places.
Sarah M.
August 2023
This was the absolute best spot we have been to! My furbabies had so much fun they fell asleep as soon as we got in the car. There is so much room for them to run (iv never seen my girl run so fast)! The backyard is nice and spacious and is completely fenced in with no openings the dogs could get through (my girl is an escape artist so if she couldn’t find a way out it’s good lol) we will definitely be going back.
How do Columbus'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

Designed for private play

Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit

Reactive dogs welcome

Many of the spots we list are designed with sensitive dogs in mind

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FAQ about our Columbus 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 Columbus 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 77 fully fenced dog parks in the area. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our 16 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 Columbus?
The best Sniffspot dog beach near Columbus is Patterson's Pond & Pasture Retreat. At Sniffspot beaches dogs can generally be off leash.
Does Columbus have any fully fenced dog parks?
Sniffspot has 77 fully fenced dog parks in or near Columbus. Browse all fully enclosed options.
Where are good dog hiking trails near Columbus?
The Columbus area has 4 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 Kevin's Private Dog Park In Mount Gilead.
Are there dog agility courses for rent in Columbus?
Sniffspot has dog parks with agility equipment and/or dog obstacles in or near Columbus. The most popular agility option is Great private place for your dogs to run..
Where in Columbus can I find a pool for dog swimming?
Sniffspot has swimming options in the Columbus area. The highest rated option is Bolte's Backyard Oasis.
Can I rent a field for my dog to run near Columbus?
There are 27 Sniffspot dog parks that offer fields in or near Columbus where dogs can be off leash. The most popular field is Bolte's Backyard Oasis.

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