Welcome to Central Bark Jacksonville – Dog Day Care Services

The bond you share with your cherished furry companion is truly exceptional. Your commitment to their well-being, even in the face of challenges, is unwavering. This is where Central Bark Jacksonville steps in, extending a helping hand to ensure the best for your beloved canine friend. You can rely on us to provide top-notch care, ensuring their happiness, health, and overall fulfillment.

When you bring your dog to Central Bark Jacksonville, you can enjoy peace of mind. Here, they will relish quality time with their canine buddies in a secure and nurturing environment. We take great pride in serving the Jacksonville community.

Furthermore, our holistic approach to your dog’s well-being places their health and happiness at the forefront. We’ve coined it “Enrichment Dog Day Care.” We offer dog boarding, grooming, training, and more, all aimed at enriching your and your furry friend’s fulfilling life journey.

We fully understand that your dog is a cherished member of your family. As fellow dog parents, we treat each dog as if they were our own. You can rest assured that your furry friend will receive nothing short of exceptional care here!

Central Bark

5614 San Jose Blvd,
Jacksonville, FL 32207Get Directions

(904) 730-1200

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Jill L.
Fantastic, professional and trustworthy place to take your dogs. My dog is always so excited when we pull up and I can leave knowing he is safe and having a great time! I cannot day enough about how great this place is and the staff are amazing! I highly recommend [...]

Central Bark® Jacksonville Whole Dog Care

At Central Bark Jacksonville, we are steadfast in our commitment to providing top-tier care for your beloved dog. Through our comprehensive Whole Dog Care approach, we prioritize your furry friend’s well-being in every facet of their existence, encompassing their physical, mental, and emotional health. Discover our customized offerings and services designed to enhance your dog’s quality of life and make it even more enjoyable!

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Our goal is to enrich your dog’s daily life through tailor-made activities, injecting an extra dose of excitement into each day.

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Indulge your beloved furry friend with meticulously crafted grooming sessions and delightful interactions.

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With our Dog Boarding service, you can provide your dog with a serene and cozy hideaway, ensuring a peaceful and restful stay.

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Explore premium dog essentials, including food, treats, toys, and more, carefully selected to elevate their well-being and joy.

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Deepen your connection with your dog by participating in constructive training and captivating activities that instill vital skills.

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Be prepared with tailored coverage that provides peace of mind and assists in addressing your dog’s veterinary requirements.

How to get started

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Why do dogs LOVE
Central Bark?

  • Tailored Experiences: Every dog benefits from individually crafted days that cater to their specific needs and preferences.
  • Complete Well-Being: Our commitment to personalized care, tailored activities, and adequate rest fosters overall health, happiness, and positive behavior, both at home and within the community.
  • Canine Communication: Our highly trained team utilizes a science-based, positive reinforcement approach to effectively comprehend and interact with dogs.
  • Safety and Cleanliness: Prioritizing the highest standards of safety and hygiene, we implement rigorous protocols and maintain thorough cleaning routines.
  • Trusted Affectionate Care: Central Bark has been enriching dogs’ lives for over two decades, offering a harmonious blend of attention, play, exercise, socialization, training, relaxation, and affection.
  • Lasting Bonds: Experience the remarkable connections that a day at Central Bark can nurture! Your dog will return home content and in excellent health, easing any concerns about leaving them alone.

Dog Day Care. Reimagined.

Enrichment Dog Day Care transcends the traditional concept of dog day care by integrating the latest findings from the field of dog behavior science and positive training methods. Your cherished furry companion can relish a day designed exclusively for their pleasure and overall wellness, featuring a harmonious mix of play, mental and physical stimulation, social engagement, training, relaxation, and affection.

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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 do you do in the event of a scuffle between dogs?

Even with such a proactive approach to safety as described above, scuffles between dogs can and do happen from time to time. Although this is a rare occurrence, dogs are animals and don’t always talk about whose tennis ball it is. If a scuffle does occur, staff are trained to intervene immediately by making a loud noise and separating the dogs involved as quickly as possible. For most dogs enrolled in our program, this is enough to stop the situation. If needed, we are also equipped with squirt bottles and a hose. Any dog involved in a scuffle will receive a cursory body check and play break to calm down.

How does Central Bark proactively address safety?

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 enrolled in our Day Care program pass our behavior assessment and attend at least once per week. This helps us ensure that dogs are social with other dogs & people and remain comfortable with all aspects of our program.  It also allows us to proactively staff so we can keep a dog to staff ratios low which also helps increase safety. Plus, play is ALWAYS monitored. Whether it’s a group of 2 dogs or 12 dogs, we never leave dogs unattended during group play.

How much does dog training cost?

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 need to help you train your new puppy or older dog. Including group classes and Training Tutor sessions that can take place during day care. Our expert training and classes help you, and your dog learn and bond together. 

Learn more about our training classes.

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.

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