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Because dogs aren’t like family. They are family. Join us for dog events that celebrate the bond!

Our beloved furry companions bring joy to our lives and deserve nothing but the best in return. That’s why we provide an extensive array of services tailored to each stage of your pup’s journey, ensuring a path of lasting well-being, happiness, and companionship for both you and your dog.

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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Dog Parties & Events
in Jacksonville, FL

We’ll admit it – we’re party animals! Reserve a spot in our facility to commemorate significant moments in your dog’s life, whether it’s for dog playdates, birthdays, or any other special occasion. We have a plethora of ideas to assist you in crafting an unforgettable event. 

Ask an associate for details.

Free puppy hour and more dog events at central bark Jacksonville

FREE Puppy Hour!
in Jacksonville

Start your pup on the right paw

At Central Bark, our mission is to nurture and enhance the lives of dogs, and what better way to achieve this than through puppy socialization? Positive interactions with new dogs, humans, and environments are vital for a puppy’s healthy social development.

These early experiences contribute to your dog’s comfort, confidence, and long-term emotional growth, laying a solid foundation for a healthy, joyful, and socially adept canine companion.

Puppy Hour is a complimentary play and socialization hour for puppies, conducted within our secure and supervised Central Bark facility. You and your puppy are welcome to join as many sessions as you’d like until your pup reaches the age limit. Please ensure you provide proof from your vet that your puppy is current on their Bordetella and DHPP vaccines.

Call (904) 730-1200 today to reserve your spot!

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

Do groomers sedate dogs?

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 during their bathing and grooming experience.  

Suppose your dog has shown extreme stress or anxiety toward grooming in the past. In that case, we suggest speaking with a trusted veterinarian and one of our reward-based trainers about how we can best support your dog. 

Make a reservation for your dog’s grooming session

What is Stay-n-Play?

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 by a day of play, exercise, and plenty of TLC from our staff. Stay-n-Play guests sleep and play in their own designated areas. 

Learn more about our Stay-n-Play boarding service.

What is dog grooming?

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 with a grooming session and nail care. 

All dogs are unique. Just like humans, your dog deserves personalized grooming for their size, breed, coat type, and condition. Please ask an associate for details.

Make a reservation for your dog’s grooming session.

How do you crate train a dog?

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 with your dog or had the unfortunate experience of an overnight stay at the vet, knowing your dog is comfortable in a crate is immeasurably comforting. 

Crate training can take just days or a few months, based on your dog’s age, temperament, and past experiences with crates. The two keys to successful crate training are to keep the experience positive and go slowly.

When your puppy is not in their crate, keep the door open and reward them every time they choose to enter, even if you didn’t ask them to enter it. When crating your puppy, give them a safe enrichment item (like a stuffed Kong) that will keep them busy and allow them to self-soothe while confined. Remember that crate training should take place in a series of small, slow steps that will help your puppy become more comfortable.

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you care for your new puppy. Our Enrichment Day Care gives puppies all the socialization, exercise, mental stimulation, and rest they need for a lifetime of happiness with you and your family. We also offer expert training and classes so you and your puppy can learn and bond together. 

Learn more about our training classes.

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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.

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