Jacksonville
Enrichment Dog Day Care 

Dog Day Care in Jacksonville. Reimagined.

The unique bond you share with your furry companion is truly unparalleled. Nevertheless, our fast-paced lives can sometimes present challenges in meeting all their needs for happiness and activity. This can result in issues like loneliness, boredom, weight problems, anxiety, and undesirable behavior at home. This is where Central Bark® Jacksonville’s doggy day care services step in.

We provide a secure and nurturing environment where your dog can engage in play and learning. Through social interaction, mental stimulation, and physical activity, we foster their physical and mental well-being, ensuring a lifetime of vitality and contentment.

Our primary focus is on enriching your dog’s overall quality of life through canine enrichment. Engaging and enjoyable activities enhance their problem-solving abilities, help them acquire new skills, and boost their self-confidence. Rest assured, your dog spends a fulfilling day with their canine companions, granting you peace of mind.

Enrichment Dog Day Care is our specialty, and our approach distinguishes us in this endeavor.

Central Bark
Jacksonville

5614 San Jose Blvd,
Jacksonville, FL 32207Get Directions

(904) 730-1200

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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A Healthy Balanced Day

In our Jacksonville doggy day care service, we offer a harmonious blend of play, physical activity, socialization, educational opportunities, relaxation, and tender care. Each day is meticulously tailored to accommodate your dog’s individual preferences and requirements, fostering their physical, mental, and sensory wellness. This ensures that you have a well-rounded, content, and harmonious companion at home.

  • Play, Exercise, and Socialization: Engaging in physical activities helps your dog maintain a healthy weight, build muscle tone, uplift their spirits, and channel their energy positively. We offer a variety of playgroups tailored for different sizes, available both indoors and outdoors, to encourage appropriate social interactions.
  • Rest: In the midst of play and socialization, we ensure your dog has ample time to rest, relax, and recharge. Our daily schedule is carefully designed to strike the perfect balance between periods of rest, play, and learning.
  • Learning: Dogs learn from both humans and their fellow canine companions. Our expert staff employs positive training methods to promote safe play and assist your dog in mastering healthy social behaviors during their day care experience.
  • Affection: Your dog becomes a cherished member of our Jacksonville doggy day care community, receiving abundant love and care while you’re away. We establish a strong bond with your dog to provide comfort and confidence, gaining a deep understanding of their personality, needs, and preferences through regular attendance.

Dedication to Well-being and Security

The utmost priority for us is the safety and well-being of our guests. As devoted dog parents ourselves, we extend to every dog the same level of care and attention that we offer to our own. Our steadfast commitment revolves around establishing a secure and nurturing environment for all who step into our facility.

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

Central Bark® Enrichment Dog Day Care Features:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

Pricing

Weekly Member Plans

1 day per week 40 (40/day)
2 days per week78 (39/day)
3+ days per week111+ (37/day)
Learn more about our Enrichment Dog Day Care Membership Program.

Member Perks:

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

Non-Member

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

Additional Services

Behavior Assessment
One-time, nonrefundable fee due on the first visit. All dogs must pass a behavior assessment and attend at least once per week for enrollment in our day care program.
25

Training & Enrichment Add-ons

Training Tutor
One-on-one training session during your dog’s visit to practice important cues and behavior skills. Packages available.
20
One-on-One Enrichment
Personalized session during your dog’s visit with interactive toys, puzzles, and games to exercise your dog’s body and mind.
10–20
Rest Period Enrichment
Private space with calming interactive food toy to help your dog achieve a healthy balance of activity and rest..
5
If you have any concerns about food sensitivities or destructive tendencies, please speak to an associate at the front desk to discuss available options. All sales are final.

Additional fees may apply for special requests (i.e., meds, food packaging, etc.).
Late fees apply after business hours.
Prepaid memberships are nonrefundable and expire. All sales are final.

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 [...]

Frequently Asked Questions

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!

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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.

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.

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 the lobby) and a quick-release collar. Not sure what a quick-release collar is? No problem! We’ll be happy to show you on your first day. If your dog usually wears a harness while walking, you’re welcome to bring that as well.

If your dog typically eats a midday meal, you can bring it in an airtight container clearly labeled with your dog’s first and last names. 

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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.