Welcome to Central Bark® Carol Stream

There’s no stronger bond than the one you share with your furry best friends. You love your dogs and want nothing but the best for them. However, meeting all their needs can sometimes feel like a challenge. That’s why families like yours place their trust in Central Bark Carol Stream. With us, your dogs receive the love and care they need to lead healthy, joyful, and well-rounded lives.

When you choose Central Bark Carol Stream, your doggy will spend their day in a safe and affectionate environment. We proudly serve the Western suburbs of Chicago, including Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, West Chicago, Glendale Heights, Wheaton, Winfield, Naperville, Bartlett, Geneva, and Glen Ellyn.

Our Whole Dog Care approach is centered around nurturing and enhancing your dog’s overall health and well-being throughout their lifetime. At the core of this approach is our Enrichment Dog Day Care program. Additionally, we offer services like dog boarding, grooming, baths, training, a market, and more. Our mission is to help you and your beloved dog experience the very best in life together. Your dog’s well-being is our top priority.

Central Bark
Carol Stream

160 West Elk Trail,
Carol Stream, IL 60188Get Directions

(630) 984-2275

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Central Bark Carol Stream Whole Dog Care

Our Whole Dog Care approach provides a comprehensive selection of personalized products and services. They are aimed at nurturing your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being, ensuring a happy and healthy life for them.

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Our mission revolves around enhancing your dog’s life with personalized activities that infuse each day.

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Indulge your beloved pet with grooming sessions and delightful experiences that are carefully curated to bring out their joy.

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Provide your dog with a serene and cozy retreat through our Dog Boarding service, ensuring a peaceful stay.

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Explore our selection of dog essentials, including food, treats, toys, and more, all ensuring your dog’s well-being.

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Deepen your bond with your dog through constructive training and engaging activities that impart essential skills.

How to get started

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Why do dogs LOVE
Central Bark?

  • Tailored to your dog’s uniqueness: Each day is customized to your dog’s specific needs and preferences.
  • Comprehensive well-being: Your furry friend will receive individualized attention, engaging activities, and essential rest, contributing to their overall health, happiness, and well-behaved demeanor at home and in the community.
  • Canine experts at your service: Our dedicated team consists of dog experts who undergo specialized training in our science-based positive reinforcement approach.
  • Safety and cleanliness above all: Our top priority is the safety and well-being of every guest. We uphold rigorous safety protocols and cleaning procedures to ensure your dog’s daily health and security.
  • Proven trusted care: For over two decades, Central Bark has been a go-to choice for families seeking to enrich their dogs’ lives. We offer the perfect blend of personalized attention, play, exercise, socialization, training, relaxation, and love.
  • Strengthening lifelong bonds: A day apart can surprisingly bring you and your dog closer together! Your dog will return home happy and healthy, alleviating any worries about leaving them home alone.

Dog Day Care. Reimagined.

Central Bark Carol Stream’s Enrichment Dog Day Care elevates the concept of dog day care to an entirely new standard. We blend our top-tier knowledge with the most recent findings in dog behavior science and positive dog training techniques. Your dog can relish a day filled with joy and well-being, customized to their unique needs. They’ll receive the right mix of playtime, mental and physical challenges, social interaction, training, relaxation, and affection, all essential for their health, happiness, and overall development.

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Flexible Playgroups

Small and large playgroup options allow us to match better your dog’s personality, needs, and preferences with the social atmosphere and amount of play they can enjoy and benefit from most.

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Group Play Skills

Group Play Skills are a fun and rewarding way for dogs to practice important skills like name recall and behaviors like group sit and calmly going in and out of doors and gates.

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Rest Period Enrichment

Rest Period Enrichment sessions help dogs achieve a healthy balance. They can relax and recharge in their own private space with calming enrichment toys and healthy foods tailored to their preferences and diet.

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Central Bark Enrichment Sessions

Personalized One-on-One Enrichment sessions give the extra attention dogs love and the freedom to use their senses and safely explore their instincts through interactive toys, puzzles, and games.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to get a dog groomed?

All dogs are different, and like humans, your dog deserves grooming customized to their size, breed, and level of attention. For this reason, prices may vary by service and location.

Learn more about our Dog Salon & Spa.

How do you crate train a dog?

For dogs, being comfortable in a crate is a life skill that is incredibly useful for them and their owners. If you have ever traveled with your dog or had the unfortunate experience of an overnight stay at the vet, knowing your dog is comfortable in a crate is immeasurably comforting. 

Crate training can take just days or a few months, based on your dog’s age, temperament, and past experiences with crates. The two keys to successful crate training are to keep the experience positive and go slowly.

When your puppy is not in their crate, keep the door open and reward them every time they choose to enter, even if you didn’t ask them to enter it. When crating your puppy, give them a safe enrichment item (like a stuffed Kong) that will keep them busy and allow them to self-soothe while confined. Remember that crate training should take place in a series of small, slow steps that will help your puppy become more comfortable.

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you care for your new puppy. Our Enrichment Day Care gives puppies all the socialization, exercise, mental stimulation, and rest they need for a lifetime of happiness with you and your family. We also offer expert training and classes so you and your puppy can learn and bond together. 

Learn more about our training classes.

Visit our Dog Blog for more helpful tips

Is boarding stressful for dogs?

Sleeping in a new or unfamiliar environment can be stressful for some dogs. That’s why we offer sleepovers to dogs already enrolled in our Enrichment Day Care. 

Sleepovers at Central Bark® offer your dog a calm, relaxing sleepover in a place they can feel comfortable and loved. Because they’re in a familiar place, they can feel less stressed about being away from home (and so will you). A full day of Doggy Day Care is complimentary with your sleepover, so your dog can play with their friends after a good night’s rest.

Learn more about Sleepovers at Central Bark.

Why choose doggy day care for your dog?

There’s no bond like the one between our furry best friends and us. We love our dogs and want to give them the best life possible. But it can be challenging to fulfill all their needs to stay healthy and happy for a lifetime. Doggy day care gives pups a place to play and learn in a safe environment, with the socialization, mental stimulation, and physical exercise their minds and bodies need to stay healthy for a lifetime. 

  • Dogs get to socialize. Dogs are social creatures. Positive experiences with new humans, new dogs, and new environments are essential to a well-rounded pup.
  • Dogs learn social skills. Dogs learn from other dogs – they’re always teaching each other what is (and isn’t) appropriate social behavior. Doggy day care staff can also help support safe play and practice healthy social behaviors.
  • Dogs get more exercise. Exercise helps your dog maintain a healthy weight and muscle tone while improving their mood and providing a healthy outlet for their physical and mental energy, meaning they can be more relaxed at home.  
  • Dogs get human attention. Your dog will get the care and love they need while you’re at work or school.  
  • Parents get a break. Doggy day care can give you a day off from responsibilities, while your dog gets what they need to be a healthier, more well-adjusted pet.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

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