There once was a dog named Dante. He was really dog-reactive (partially my fault and why I am now such an advocate for reward-based training), and we had a really hard time finding him a place where he could run and play safely. We always wished there was a place we could rent – even for a few hours a week – to let him run and play, but nothing like that existed… Until now! 

In Calgary, private, off-leash dog parks are popping up everywhere! For a small fee, you can take your dogs, or a group of dogs, to a fenced park and they can play safely, in controlled play groups! 

I know how much of a game-changer a park like this would have been for Dante when he was alive, so I’d like to share a list of these parks with fellow Calgarians so that they might take their dogs out for a good play, and bring some enrichment to their lives!

I’ve complied information on each park to help you decide which location is best for you.

NORTH of Calgary

High Tails Pet Resort

Location: East of Balzac on Highway 566
Phone: (403) 226-0036
Website: www.hightails.ca
Booking: Online
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 7AM – 7PM, Sat: 7AM – 5:30PM, Sun: 12PM – 3PM
Fenced: Yes
Size: ~ 1 Acre
Water: Available, bring your own bowl
Bathroom: Yes

The Place 4 Paws

Location: NW of Balzac
Phone: (403) 234-7297
Website: www.theplace4paws.com
Booking: Online
Hours of Operation: Varies based on season
Fenced: Yes – 6 foot chain link
Size: ~ 1.5 Acres
Water: Yes – inside the facility
Bathroom: Yes

EAST of Calgary

Barrett Off Leash

Location: 2 KM East of Calgary
Phone: (403) 860-5763
Website: www.barrettoffleash.com
Booking: Online
Hours of Operation: 8AM – 7PM
Fenced: Yes
Size: ~ 2 Acres
Water: Available, bring your own bowl
Bathroom: Yes

Wet Noses

Location: Carsland
Phone: (403) 901-2120
Website: www.wetnoses.ca
Booking: Online
Hours of Operation: Varies based on season
Fenced: Yes
Size: ~ 40 Acres
Water: Please bring your own
Bathroom: Yes

SOUTH of Calgary

 

Misfits N Muttz

Location: DeWinton, off Highway 552
Phone: Not listed
Website: Facebook
Booking: Online (Facebook)
Hours of Operation: 8AM – 7PM
Fenced: Yes
Size: ~ 2.5 Acres
Water: In warmer weather
Bathroom: No

MyWalkies

Location: DeWinton, off Dunbow Road
Phone: Not listed
Website: www.mywalkies.ca
Booking: Online
Hours of Operation: Varies based on season
Fenced: Yes
Size: ~ 2.5 Acres
Water: Yes
Bathroom: No

Do you use public off-leash parks? Do you have a favourite off-leash park in Calgary? Did I miss your favourite, private off-leash park? Tell me about it in the comments!