Fort Lauderdale
Enrichment Dog Day Care

Dog Day Care in Fort Lauderdale. Reimagined.

The unique bond shared with your furry best friend is unparalleled. Yet, our busy human lives often pose challenges in meeting all the needs our dogs have to stay happy and active. This can give rise to challenges at home, ranging from solitude and monotony to weight issues, unease, and unwanted conduct. This is where Central Bark® Fort Lauderdale’s doggy day care services come in.

We provide a secure and affectionate setting where your dog can both play and learn. Their physical and mental well-being are nurtured through social interaction, cognitive engagement, and physical activity.

Our core focus on enhancing canine enrichment strives to elevate your dog’s overall life quality. Engaging and enjoyable activities stimulate their problem-solving abilities, enable them to acquire new skills, and foster self-assurance. Rest assured, your dog is spending a fulfilling day alongside their pals, bringing you peace of mind.

Enrichment Dog Day Care stands as our specialty, and our approach sets us apart in this endeavor.

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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A Day of Well-Being and Harmony

Our Fort Lauderdale doggy day care service offers a harmonious blend of play, exercise, socialization, education, rest, and tender loving care. Each day is carefully tailored to meet your dog’s distinct preferences and requirements, nurturing their physical, mental, and sensory well-being. This ensures you have a serene, cheerful, composed, and all-around balanced dog at home.

  • Play, Exercise, and Socialization – Engaging in physical activity aids your dog in maintaining optimal weight and muscle tone. It contributes to enhancing their mood and provides a healthy avenue for channeling both physical and mental energy. We offer a range of playgroups suited for various sizes, both indoors and outdoors, allowing your dog to partake in an appropriate social setting.
  • Rest – Amidst play and social interactions, the opportunity to rest, unwind, and rejuvenate is essential for your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional vitality. Our daily schedule is designed to help dogs avoid undue overstimulation, achieving an optimal equilibrium between rest, play, and learning.
  • Learning – Dogs glean knowledge from humans and their fellow canines. In conjunction with our guidance, dogs also teach each other about appropriate social conduct. Our adept staff employs positive training methods to encourage safe play and assist your dog in mastering wholesome social behaviors during their time at day care.
  • Affection – Your dog becomes a cherished member of our Fort Lauderdale doggy day care community, receiving abundant affection and care in your absence. We foster a bond with your dog to instill comfort and confidence. Through regular attendance, we develop a profound understanding of your dog’s disposition, requirements, and inclinations.

Dedication to Well-being and Security

At the forefront of our concerns lies the well-being and security of our visitors. As devoted dog parents ourselves, we take pride in extending the same care to every dog as we would to our own. Our unwavering commitment revolves around establishing a secure and wholesome setting for all who step into our premises.

Highly Trained and Caring Staff
Facility Design
Deep Cleaning + Disinfection
Health Requirements
Dog Behavior Assessments
Consistent Attendance

Central Bark Enrichment Dog Day Care Features

Central Bark doggy day care: a dog playgroup during a sunny day

Flexible Group Play

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.

Central Bark trainer pointing her finger at four large dogs that are sitting down at a doggy day care

Group Play Skills

Interactive group activities and positive reinforcement help dogs practice important skills like name recall, and behaviors like group sit and calmly going in and out of doors and gates. These activities are fun and rewarding for your dog and help improve behavior and impulse control, prevent overstimulation, and create a safer social environment.

Central Bark doggy day care: a white-brown dog eating out of a treat toy

Rest Period Enrichment

Your dog gets to relax and recharge in their own private space with calming interactive toys and healthy food pairings tailored to their preferences and diet. It promotes physical and mental relaxation which can help them achieve a healthy balance of play, learning, and rest. It can also help them become more comfortable in crates by building positive associations.

Central Bark Fort Lauderdale trainer with a corgi beside her at a doggy day care

One-on-One Enrichment

Personalized One-on-One Enrichment sessions at our doggy day care in Fort Lauderdale give your dog the extra attention they love and the freedom to use their senses and safely explore their instincts through interactive toys, puzzles, and games. It’s fun and rewarding, exercises their bodies and minds, and engages their senses. Add complexity with fitness and agility equipment. 

Canine Cab Shuttle Service

Our Canine Cab shuttle assistance provides a secure and hassle-free solution for transporting your dog to and from the Fort Lauderdale doggy hotel. This service ensures safe pick-ups, drop-offs, and the option for market deliveries. You can opt for this service as a part of your package or on an ad hoc basis.

To ensure smooth scheduling, kindly make arrangements either in person or over the phone, with a minimum notice of 24 hours in advance.

Central Bark Shuttle Service van

Dog Day Care Pricing

Weekly Member Plans

1 day per week 48 (48/day)
2 days per week94 (47/day)
3+ days per week135+ (45/day)
Learn more about our Enrichment Dog Day Care Membership Program.

Member Perks:

  • Preferred scheduling.
  • Reduced member pricing for Enrichment Dog Day Care and Dog Boarding.
  • 5% off on all Whole Dog Care in-store retail purchases, including dog food!
  • Membership plan credits can be used for multiple dogs in the same family and applied toward sleepover stays.

Non-Member

Schedule & Pay As You Go
Reservations are subject to availability.
51/day

Additional Services

Behavior Assessment
One-time, nonrefundable fee due on the first day.
All dogs, member and non-member, must pass a behavior assessment and attend at least once per week for enrollment in our day care program. 
30
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Dog Parties & EventsAsk an associate

Training & Enrichment Add-ons

Training Tutor Session
Individual training session during day care visit. Practice behavior skills like sit, stay, lay down, leave it, loose-leash walking, and tricks.
30
One-on-One Enrichment Session
A personalized session with interactive toys, puzzles, and games that exercise their body and mind.
20
Rest Period Enrichment Session
Private space with calming interactive food toys and healthy food pairings to help your dog achieve a healthy balance of rest, play, and learning.
10
Private Training Sessions
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Group Training SessionsAsk an Associate
If you have any concerns about food sensitivities or destructive tendencies, please speak to an associate at the front desk to discuss available options.

Additional fees may apply for special requests. $1/min late fee applies after 6:30pm. Prepaid packages are nonrefundable and will expire. All sales are final.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s a Behavior Assessment and why is it important?

As part of joining the Central Bark® family, our expert staff conducts a thorough behavior assessment at your local Central Bark store. These assessments help ensure that your dog is placed with a playgroup they’re comfortable with so they can play safely every day they’re with us.

This four-day evaluation, while your dog participates in our Enrichment Day Care, assesses your dog’s:

  • Comfort and social skills with people 
  • Social skills and playstyle with other dogs to help determine the playgroup and play schedule they can benefit from the most
  • Comfort in both indoor and outdoor play spaces
  • Comfort in rest areas and a crate 
  • Ability to share resources like water and toys in social settings
  • Level of comfort taking treats in social settings

This process gives us a chance to get to know you and your dog while your dog gets acquainted with their new favorite place away from home. Through the entire four days, your dog’s comfort and safety is our top priority.

Once your pup passes all the behavior assessment elements, you are welcome to sign up for any of our daycare services or a sleepover!

To schedule a Behavior Assessment for your dog, please contact your local store.

NOTEPlease bring all required signed forms, vaccination proof, and a collar and leash for your behavior assessment.

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.

How do I enroll in Central Bark Doggy Day Care?

It’s easy! Just find your local store and click Enroll Now to create your online account and complete our online registration form or call the location to speak with an associate.

To speed up the registration process, please have available: veterinarian contact information, an emergency contact (other than yourself or your partner), pet information & medical history, and credit card information (optional). We will ask you a series of questions about your dog’s training and social history. These questions help us get to know them and provide the best care possible.

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Central Bark Whole Dog Care

Our whole dog care approach in Fort Lauderdale offers a full range of fun and personalized products and services. To promote your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional health and happiness throughout their entire life.