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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
Jacksonville

5614 San Jose Blvd,
Jacksonville, FL 32207Get Directions

(904) 730-1200

Closed 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM-5:00 PM
(Drop off/Pick up)

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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

  1. Click Request Appointment
  2. Register Online
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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 does a dog groomer do?

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 can enjoy and look forward to. 

At Central Bark, we offer a wide array of services customized to your dog, including:

  • Dog baths
  • Dog grooming
  • Dog ear cleaning
  • Dog teeth brushing
  • Dog nail trims
  • Dog deshed treatments
  • Dog brush outs
  • Dog gland expressions
  • And more

Make a reservation for your dog’s grooming session

What dog grooming services do you offer?

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 relaxing experience your dog can enjoy. 

We offer:

  • Dog baths
  • Dog grooming
  • Dog ear cleaning
  • Dog teeth brushing
  • Dog nail trims
  • Dog deshed treatments
  • Dog brush outs
  • Dog gland expressions
  • And more


Make a reservation for your dog’s grooming session

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 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. 

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