Frequently Asked Questions
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With a variety of training solutions available, training costs depend upon what kind of training you and your dog need. Central Bark® offers everything you […]
Positive reward-based techniques help puppies and dogs develop essential life skills and behaviors that will enrich their lives at home and day care. These methods […]
The timeline for learning new behaviors and skills is as unique as every dog! Because each dog is an individual, with different learning histories, breed […]
Not at all! It’s never too early or too late to begin building positive associations and using reward-based methods to teach your puppy new skills […]
Dog training teaches a dog to perform certain behaviors, often in a variety of contexts. At Central Bark®, our training classes are based on the […]
After decades of experience, we know that reward-based training is the most humane and effective way to train dogs and address unwanted behaviors. With reward-based […]
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 […]
When potty training your pup, consistency is key. It’s crucial to establish a routine, practice positive reinforcement, supervise your puppy (especially when potty training), and […]
No matter how long you’ve had your dog, it’s possible to teach them new skills and tricks. Whether you’re crate training, leash walking, or potty […]
Whether you’re crate training, leash walking, or potty training your pup, consistency is key. It’s crucial to establish a routine, practice positive reinforcement, supervise your […]
The cost of your party depends on what you need to celebrate your occasion. You can rent space in our facility to celebrate, then bring […]
Yes! We love to celebrate our dog friends’ birthdays. You can rent space in our facility to celebrate, then bring in your treats and decorations. […]
Yes! We love to celebrate our friends’ special days. You can schedule space in our facility to celebrate important moments in your dog’s life, from […]
Puppies have unique nutritional needs that require specially formulated food to keep them healthy and happy as they grow. The best food for your puppy […]
Choosing the right dog shampoo can give your dog a shiny coat, less itching, and irritation, for a happy, clean-smelling dog. The best option for […]
The best dog food will vary depending on each dog’s dietary requirements, medical needs, breed, and personal preferences. Every item in our Central Bark® Market […]
Shop the Central Bark® Market for the best choices in healthy and nutritious food, treats, toys, training aids, and dog lifestyle products and apparel. Every […]
Yes. We offer sleepovers to puppies and dogs enrolled in our Enrichment Day Care. Sleepovers at Central Bark® provide your dog a calm, relaxing sleepover […]
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 […]
When your dog is spending the night at Central Bark®, you should make sure all required forms, including proof of vaccination, are uploaded to your […]
Yes! When your dog spends the night with us, we do everything we can to ensure your dog has a safe place where they can […]
Boarding service pricing may vary by service and location, as well as the length of stay. Learn more about Sleepovers at Central Bark.
Our Stay-n-Play program offers boarding for dogs that have not enrolled in our day care program. Each overnight guest gets a restful night’s sleep, followed […]
Dog boarding gives your dog a safe and comfortable place to spend the night when they can’t be home overnight. It can last for just […]
Our expert groomers always aim to help your dog feel as calm and relaxed as possible during bathing and grooming, making it an experience they […]
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 […]
No. At Central Bark®, we never sedate dogs in our salon. Our expert groomers always aim to help your dog feel as calm and relaxed as possible […]
An essential characteristic of a dog groomer is someone who makes you and your dog feel safe and comfortable. Other things to look for: Certifications – […]
You do not need to stay with your dog during their grooming appointment. Our expert groomers always aim to help your dog feel as calm […]
We offer everything you need to keep your dog clean, healthy, and comfortable at our Salon & Spa. Our expert groomers focus on creating a calm and […]
Your dog deserves to be pampered. Our full-service dog grooming salon is fully equipped to include anything from a simple brush-out or bath to a full […]
Dog grooming helps keep your dog clean, healthy, and comfortable. It can include anything from a simple brush-out or bath to a full spa day, complete […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our One-on-One Enrichment sessions give your dog the freedom to safely explore their senses with an Enrichment Specialist. They’ll get the personal attention they love, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Central Bark® Enrichment Doggy Day Care combines our industry-leading doggy day care expertise with the latest science-based activities and techniques. We personalize your dog’s day […]
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 […]
Once you have enrolled, we will need a copy of your dog’s vaccination records, which you can upload to your online account or bring with […]
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 […]
Selecting the right doggy day care is an important decision for you and your family. You want to make sure you find the right fit […]
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 […]
Dog day care gives dogs a fun place to play with their friends while their owners are busy at home and work. At Central Bark®, […]
Is there enough outdoor space to accommodate all dogs on nice days and indoor space when the weather is poor?
Central Bark® has both indoor and outdoor play areas large enough that all dogs can be inside or outside at any given time. This helps us keep […]
Our staff is trained in dog body language and positive playgroup management techniques so they can respond proactively to help avoid issues between dogs. These tools […]
At Central Bark a proactive approach to safety is woven right into the fabric of our program. That is why we require that all dogs […]
Are the management and staff mature, knowledgeable, courteous, professional and patient at all times?
We have a team of very qualified individuals here at Central Bark®, including managers who are certified in Canine First Aid and CPR.
Central Bark® has plenty of Kongs®, tennis balls and other toys for everyone. The dogs could ask for nothing more!
Yes. Our day is broken up into areas of play, rest, feeding and more. And we always keep a watchful eye on canine good manners.
How can I be sure that the play space is clean, odor & disease-free, comfortable and safe for the stated capacity of the center?
Central Bark® is licensed and inspected by the Health Department regularly. We also clean and disinfect nightly, regardless of how many dogs have visited.
Central Bark® reserves sleepover services exclusively for dogs accepted into the daycare programs, so the same policies do apply.
Dogs nap quietly in their individual crates in the Nap Room, complete with classical music and aromatherapy.
Of course! You are welcome to visit and tour the center before enrolling. Please visit our locations section to find the Central Bark Doggy Day […]