Enrichment Doggy Day Care 

Doggy Day Care. Reimagined.

The bond you share with your furry best friend is truly unique. However, our busy lifestyles can sometimes make it hard to meet all of our dogs’ needs for a healthy and happy life. This can lead to problems at home, like loneliness, boredom, weight gain, anxiety, and unwanted behaviors. That’s where Central Bark® Grayslake Enrichment Doggy Day Care comes in.

We provide a safe and loving environment for your dog to play and learn. Through socialization, mental stimulation, and physical exercise, we give them what their minds and bodies need to stay healthy and happy throughout their life.

Our main focus is canine enrichment, which aims to improve your dog’s overall quality of life. We offer fun and rewarding activities that engage their senses, help them solve problems, learn new skills, and build confidence. You can relax knowing that your dog is having a fantastic day with their friends. Enrichment Doggy Day Care in Grayslake is what we specialize in, and no one does it quite like us.

Central Bark

256 Commerce Dr,
Grayslake, IL 60030Get Directions

(847) 548-2275

Open Today 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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A Healthy, Balanced Day at Our Grayslake Doggy Day Care

Our aim is to nurture their bodies, minds, and senses so that you can enjoy a healthy, happy, calm, and well-rounded dog at home.

  • Play, Exercise, and Socialization: Exercise helps your dog maintain a healthy weight and strong muscles. It also boosts their mood and provides an outlet for their energy, resulting in a more relaxed demeanor at home. We offer both small and large playgroups in safe indoor and outdoor areas, tailored to your dog’s age, personality, and comfort level.
  • Rest: Rest is essential for your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. After play and socialization, they need time to rest, relax, and recharge. Our daily schedule prioritizes the right balance of rest, play, and learning, preventing overstimulation and promoting overall health.
  • Learning: Dogs learn from humans and other dogs; our expert staff guides them through positive training techniques. They teach your dog safe play and encourage healthy social behaviors. At our Grayslake day care, dogs are constantly learning from each other, shaping their social skills and behavior.
  • Love: Your dog becomes a part of our family, receiving all the love and attention they need while you’re away. We establish a bond with your dog to ensure their comfort and confidence. With regular attendance, we become familiar with their personality, needs, and preferences. This allows us to notice even subtle changes, such as moods, behaviors, or potential health concerns, that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Commitment to Safety

Your doggy’s safety and well-being are our top concerns. As fellow dog parents, we understand the importance of treating every dog as if they were our own. We are dedicated to creating a healthy and secure environment for everyone who visits our facility.

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

Central Bark Enrichment Doggy Day Care Features:

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.

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.

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.

One-on-One Enrichment

Personalized One-on-One Enrichment sessions 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 and exercise their bodies and minds and engage their senses. Add complexity with fitness and agility equipment. 


Enrichment Day Care
Full day. One Rest Period Enrichment session included.
*Ask us about Training and Enrichment add-ons.
Mini Paw 10 Pack390
Super Paw 20 Pack760
Monthly VIP Pack
• UNLIMITED Enrichment Day Care (Mon–Sat)
• 10% discount on day care
• One spa bath per dog
• 20% off all retail purchases
Behavior Assessment
One-time, non-refundable fee due on the first visit.
What’s a Behavior Assessment?
Lunch Treats

Ask an associate for treat options.
Dog Parties & Events
Ask a store associate for details.

Training & Enrichment Add-ons

Training Tutor 4 Pack
Four 20-minute individual training during day care visit. Practice behavior skills like sit, stay, lay down, leave it, loose-leash walking, and tricks.
One-on-One Enrichment Session
Personalized session with interactive toys, puzzles, and games that exercise their body and mind.
Extra 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.
Group Training Classes
Ask a store associate for details.
If you have any concerns about food sensitivities or destructive tendencies, please speak to an associate at the front desk to discuss available options. Ask us about available packages. All sales are final.

Additional fees may apply for special requests. $1/min late fee applied after 6:30pm. Ask us about our multiple dog disounts. All prepaid packages are nonrefundable and will expire. All sales are final.

Tara B.
Wow!! What a great place. Thank you so much for getting Louie in on the last minute with Lisa. As always Lisa did a wonderful job! We will definitely be back. Thank you for your hospitality and wonderful service. The Estations Tara & Chris

Frequently Asked Questions

What is dog day care?

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®, doggy daycare is our specialty, and nobody does it quite like us. We don’t just give dogs a place to play. We create a personalized program […]

What should I bring to Doggy Day Care?

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 you on your scheduled first day. We also ask that your dog comes in on a regular 6-foot flat leash (no retractable or flexi-leads in […]

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, […]

What are One-on-One Enrichment sessions?

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, supplemented with interactive toys, puzzles, and games that exercise their bodies and minds. They can also level up their skills with fitness training and agility […]

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Central Bark Whole Dog Care

Our whole dog care approach 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.