Welcome to Central Bark® Fort Lauderdale

Your bond with your furry best friend is special. You want the best for them, but it’s not always easy. That’s where Central Bark comes in. Trust us to take care of your dog, so they stay healthy, happy, and well-rounded.

When you bring your dog to Central Bark Fort Lauderdale, you’ll feel at ease. They’ll have a blast with their buddies in a safe, loving place. We proudly serve our local communities: Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, and Wilton Manors.

Furthermore, our whole dog care approach looks out for your dog’s overall health and happiness. We call this approach Enrichment Dog Day Care. We also offer dog boarding, grooming, training, and more. It’s all about you and your dog living your best lives.

We know your dog is family. We’re dog parents too, so we treat each dog like our own. That’s why your pup will be in great hands here!

Central Bark
Fort Lauderdale

3699 N Dixie Hwy,
Oakland Park, FL 33334Get Directions

(954) 568-3647

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Central Bark Fort Lauderdale Whole Dog Care

Central Bark Fort Lauderdale is all about giving your dog the best care. Our Whole Dog Care covers everything to keep your furry friend healthy and happy – physically, mentally, and emotionally, for their whole life. You’ll find tailored products and services that your dog will love!

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Our mission is to enrich your dog’s existence with tailor-made activities, injecting each day with heightened excitement.

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Pamper your furry friend with grooming and delightful encounters meticulously designed to evoke their happiness.

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Offer your dog a tranquil, snug haven via our Dog Boarding service, ensuring their reposeful stay.

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Discover a premium array of dog essentials such as food, treats, toys, and more, thoughtfully chosen to ensure their contentment and well-being.

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Forge a deeper connection with your dog through constructive training and captivating activities, imparting vital skills and positive behavior.

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Remain prepared with tailor-made coverage that provides reassurance and aids in addressing your dog’s veterinary necessities.

How to get started

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Why do dogs adore Central Bark?

  • Tailored Experiences: Each dog receives special treatment with days customized to their individual needs and preferences.
  • Complete Well-Being: Dogs enjoy personalized care, activity, and rest, promoting health, happiness, and good behavior at home and in their community.
  • Canine Communication: Our team comprises dog experts trained in a science-based, positive reinforcement approach that understands and communicates with dogs effectively.
  • Safety and Cleanliness: Ensuring the utmost safety and health of our guests is our top priority. Stringent safety protocols and thorough cleaning routines are in place for your dog’s daily well-being.
  • Trusted Affectionate Care: For over two decades, families have relied on Central Bark to enhance their dogs’ lives. We offer a well-balanced blend of attention, play, exercise, socialization, training, rest, and affection.
  • Lasting Bonds: Witness the remarkable closeness that a day spent apart can foster! Your dog will return home content and in good health, alleviating any concerns about leaving them alone.

Elevating Dog Day Care

Enrichment Dog Day Care is a concept that transcends traditional dog day care by integrating our latest insights from dog behavior science and positive training methods. Your furry companion can revel in a day of personalized enjoyment and well-being, featuring a balanced mix of play, cognitive and physical stimulation, social interaction, training, relaxation, and affection. This formula ensures your dog’s holistic 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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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

What are Rest Period Enrichments?

Rest periods can be paired with fun and interactive food toys (like a frozen peanut butter Kong) to create a rest period enrichment activity for your dog.   

Not only are rest period enrichments fun and mentally stimulating for your dog, but they also help build positive associations and crating skills. Hence, dogs are calmer, quieter, and more relaxed. For dogs, being comfortable in a crate is a life skill that is incredibly useful for them and their owners. 

Did you know? Scientific studies have shown that licking and chewing behaviors (especially those that involve food rewards!) are self-soothing, decrease heart and respiratory rates, and even release dopamine in a dog’s brain.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care. 

Do I need to bring bedding, toys, or treats for my dog?

Nope! We got you covered! Most dogs will not need any bedding for a single day of day care. If your dog is boarding with us, see our Sleepover Guidelines. As far as treats and toys, we have plenty! Please ask about which toy and treat products are available.

How does Central Bark mentally stimulate a dog?

At Central Bark®, our goal is to provide a balanced day of play, learning, rest, and love. Learning and mental exercise can happen in various ways, including training activities, brain games, scent work, and more. Our playgroups offer several hours of active playtime paired with learning opportunities during Group Play Skills. This way, dogs have plenty of time to socialize and get their energy out, while also exercising their minds through learning.

During one of your dog’s rest periods throughout the day, they are offered a rest period enrichment activity to stimulate their mind while encouraging healthy rest. These licking and chewing activities involve food rewards, such as frozen peanut butter KONG®. These activities engage their minds while helping foster quality rest. 

Did you know? Scientific studies have shown that licking and chewing behaviors (especially those that involve food rewards!) are self-soothing, decrease heart and respiratory rates, and even release dopamine in a dog’s brain.

Training Tutor sessions stimulate the dog’s minds and bodies and help them learn important skills, behaviors, and tricks.

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.

Did you know? 15 minutes of mental activity is equal to 30 minutes of physical exercise!

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

What are flexible playgroups?

Flexible playgroups allow us to match your dog with the social atmosphere and play schedule they can enjoy and benefit from most. This helps give them a healthy balance of play, rest, and learning and creates a safer social environment with a better quality of play. And our lower dog-to-staff ratios offer more individual attention, education, and love.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

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