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Dog-Friendly Places on Cincinnati's West Side

Woman sits with three dogs on a park bench
From dog parks to breweries, Cincinnati dog trainers BFF Canine Obedience have some great ideas on where to take your dog on Cincinnati's West Side.

Getting out of the house with your dog makes for great adventures and provides opportunities for mental and physical engagement for them, which can help with socialization and reduce boredom. Below, Cincinnati dog trainers BFF Canine Obedience highlights a few dog-friendly places on the West Side of Cincinnati, like breweries, restaurants, parks and more, to bring your pup with you.

Simmonds Family Dog Park

8715 Hamilton Cleves Pike Road, Cleves

This dog park on the very western edge of Hamilton County offers 11 acres where your dog can run and play off-leash, including four separate fields and agility equipment and play zones. There are also plenty of trees and benches situated throughout Simmonds Family Dog Park to provide shade and rest for dogs and owners alike.

Diamond Dogs Dog Park

11405 E. Miami River Road, Colerain Township

This five-acre dog park came about after Colerain Township decided to convert a baseball field in Heritage Park into a place where pups could run off-leash. Diamond Dogs Dog Park’s double-gated entrance allows for extra safety when coming and going, and the park also provides shaded bench seating for owners, with more shade on the way as planted trees grow, and water access for your dog.

Bender Mountain

6320-6468 Bender Road, Delhi Township

There are plenty of fun hiking spots around the West Side of Cincinnati, but Bender Mountain combines all the great things about it for your dog in one spot. The trails can total up to three miles, but they loop around in several spots, making it easy for you to adjust your trip to your and your dog’s hiking ability. They’re also well-marked and well-maintained. And the variety of flora and fauna also offer plenty of fun things for your dog to sniff out; just make sure you stay on the trail!

13 Below Brewery

7391 Forbes Road, Sayler Park

13 Below Brewery allows leashed dogs both inside and out. You can grab some barbecue from their permanent food truck on the lawn and a craft beer or hard seltzer at the bar. And to walk it off after, head over to Fernbank Park next door to walk the paved riverfront trail.

Nation Kitchen & Bar - Westwood

3435 Epworth Ave., Westwood

If you love Nation Kitchen & Bar’s mouthwatering burgers and tater tots, you might also love to know that their outdoor patio is dog-friendly. Staff have been known to bring treats and water out to your dog. There’s also a small dog park nearby at Westwood Town Hall for some added fun.

Graeter’s Ice Cream

Western Hills, 3301 Westbourne Drive, Green Township

Harrison Greene, 5649 Harrison Ave., Green Township

Your dog deserves a little treat every once in a while too, and when it comes to ice cream, Graeter’s has some of the best in town. At the Harrison Greene location, there’s plenty of outdoor seating where you can share some vanilla ice cream with your furry friend. Also, the first Thursday of every month April through September is Graeter’s Dog Night Out where your pup can get a free frozen treat from Dogster. Just bring your dog out from 6-9 p.m. at either West Side Graeter’s location.

West Side Brewing

3044 Harrison Ave., Westwood

West Side Brewing is dog-friendly every Wednesday night. Bring your pup with you while you enjoy one of West Side’s innovative craft brews and dinner from their rotation of food trucks, or stop by Nation Kitchen & Bar across the street and dine with your dog on the outdoor patio.

Basic obedience skills will help when it comes to taking your dog out to public places. Don't hesitate to reach out to BFF Canine Obedience if you need any help or guidance. The team can help you get the results you want. To learn more about how BFF Canine’s professional dog trainers can help with unwanted behavior, whether it's obedience training or behavior modification, please call 859-630-0746 or send an email to The team also offers a variety of group classes for dogs at all training levels, as well as private lessons and board-and-train programs.


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