The School Yard

A Private Dog Run at School For The Dogs

The School Yard is New York’s only trainer-supervised private dog run. Dogs who are comfortable off-leash with other dogs are invited to participate in the fun, be it playing or enjoying leash-free time with a favorite person. Initial assessment and reservations are required, and owners must accompany their dogs.


Member dogs are vetted for their ability to socialize with other dogs and new people. Play is monitored by our experienced trainers, who work to make sure that all off-leash interactions are appropriate. It is open to approved dogs 5-months and older. Dogs under 5-months may enjoy our indoor Puppy Playtime (no application required).

We host the School Yard in a 1,000 square foot enclosed outoor area. We have an outdoor heater and complimentary coffee. When weather does not permit us to be outside, we socialize inside our facility. On Friday evenings, we welcome non-dog owners who would like to mingle with a variety of the finest dog specimens this side of Houston Street.