Welcome to Central Bark Landover – Doggy Day Care Services

Your bond with your beloved furry friend is truly unique, marked by an unwavering commitment to their well-being. Central Bark Landover is here to support you in ensuring the best for your canine companion. Count on us for top-notch care, ensuring their happiness, health, and overall fulfillment.

Choosing Central Bark Landover brings peace of mind as your dog enjoys quality time in a secure and nurturing environment with their canine buddies. Proudly serving the Landover community, we prioritize a holistic approach to your dog’s well-being, emphasizing health and happiness through our “Enrichment Doggy Day Care.” Our services, including dog boarding, grooming, training, and more, are tailored to enhance your lives together.

As fellow dog parents, we treat your cherished family member with utmost care and love. Rest assured that your furry friend will receive exceptional care at Central Bark!

Central Bark

8513 Ardwick Ardmore Rd,
Landover, MD 20785Get Directions

(240) 582-7389

Closed By appointment only

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CANT wait for Central Bark to open! I’ve personally known the owners for years and their knowledge and care for the animals is second to none. I am so excited for their doors to officially open so my pups have their ‘go to’ vacation spot when I’m out of town! [...]

Central Bark® Whole Dog Care

At Central Bark Landover, our dedication remains steadfast in providing top-tier care for your furry friend. Embracing our comprehensive Whole Dog Care approach, we prioritize your canine companion’s well-being across all dimensions—physical, mental, and emotional. Explore our tailored services aimed at elevating your dog’s quality of life and maximizing their enjoyment!

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We aim to enhance your dog’s daily experiences with customized activities, adding an extra dash of excitement to every moment.

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Pamper your cherished furry companion with carefully curated grooming sessions and delightful interactions.

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Offer your dog a tranquil and cozy retreat through our Sleepover service, ensuring a restful and peaceful stay.

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Explore a premium selection of dog essentials, including food, treats, toys, and more, carefully curated to enhance their happiness and health.

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Strengthen the bond with your dog through engaging activities and positive training, instilling essential skills and promoting positive behavior.

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Why do dogs LOVE
Central Bark Landover?

At Central Bark Landover, we comprehend the desires and needs of dogs, and that’s precisely why they adore us! Here are some of the reasons:

  • Tailored Experiences: Crafted individual days that suit each dog’s unique needs and preferences.
  • Complete Well-Being: Our commitment to personalized care, customized activities, and ample rest promotes overall health, happiness, and positive behavior at home and in the community.
  • Canine Communication: Our expert team, trained in science-based, positive reinforcement methods, effectively understands and communicates with dogs.
  • Safety and Cleanliness: Prioritizing top-tier safety and hygiene, we follow stringent protocols and maintain thorough cleaning routines.
  • Trusted Affectionate Care: For over two decades, Central Bark has enhanced dogs’ lives with a balanced mix of attention, play, exercise, socialization, training, relaxation, and affection.
  • Lasting Bonds: Witness the remarkable closeness that a day spent apart can foster! Your dog will return home content and in good health, alleviating concerns about leaving them alone.

Doggy Day Care. Reimagined.

Elevating beyond conventional dog day care, Enrichment Day Care incorporates cutting-edge insights from dog behavior science and positive training techniques. Tailored for your beloved furry friend, each day is a blend of play, cognitive and physical stimulation, social interaction, training, relaxation, and affection. This comprehensive approach promotes your dog’s overall well-being, happiness, and growth..

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose doggy day care for your dog?

There’s no bond like the one between our furry best friends and us. We love our dogs and want to give them the best life possible. But it can be challenging to fulfill all their needs to stay healthy and happy for a lifetime. Doggy day care gives pups a place to play and learn in a safe environment, with the socialization, mental stimulation, and physical exercise their minds and bodies need to stay healthy for a lifetime. 

  • Dogs get to socialize. Dogs are social creatures. Positive experiences with new humans, new dogs, and new environments are essential to a well-rounded pup.
  • Dogs learn social skills. Dogs learn from other dogs – they’re always teaching each other what is (and isn’t) appropriate social behavior. Doggy day care staff can also help support safe play and practice healthy social behaviors.
  • Dogs get more exercise. Exercise helps your dog maintain a healthy weight and muscle tone while improving their mood and providing a healthy outlet for their physical and mental energy, meaning they can be more relaxed at home.  
  • Dogs get human attention. Your dog will get the care and love they need while you’re at work or school.  
  • Parents get a break. Doggy day care can give you a day off from responsibilities, while your dog gets what they need to be a healthier, more well-adjusted pet.

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What is dog training?

Dog training teaches a dog to perform certain behaviors, often in a variety of contexts. At Central Bark®, our training classes are based on the latest research and scientific understanding of dog behavior to enhance the bond between you and your dog.  

We use positive reward-based techniques to help puppies and dogs of all ages develop essential life skills and behaviors that will enrich their lives at home and day care. These methods set dogs up to succeed and reward them for performing desired behaviors. Rewards are tailored to the dog’s preferences and can include food treats, time to play with a favorite toy or verbal praise. 

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How can I be sure that the play space is clean, odor & disease-free, comfortable and safe for the stated capacity of the center?

Central Bark® is licensed and inspected by local government or regulatory authorities. We also clean and disinfect nightly, regardless of how many dogs have visited.

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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. It helps us ensure that dogs are social with other dogs and 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 ratio low, which also helps increase safety. Plus, we ALWAYS supervise play. Whether it’s a group of 2 dogs or 12 dogs, we never leave dogs unattended during group play.

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