Manitowoc
Enrichment Dog Day Care 

Dog Day Care. Reimagined.

You and your furry best friend have a special bond that can’t be beaten. But sometimes, our busy lives make it hard to meet all their needs, leading to problems like loneliness, boredom, and anxiety. That’s where Central Bark® Manitowoc Enrichment Dog Day Care comes in.

At Central Bark, you will discover a safe and loving place for your dog to play and learn. Our focus is on making their lives better through socialization, mental stimulation, and physical exercise.

Furthermore, we believe in enrichment, which means we go above and beyond to make sure your dog has an amazing day. We have engaging activities that challenge their minds, build skills, and boost confidence. When it comes to Enrichment Dog Day Care, our experience is unmatched.

Central Bark
Manitowoc

1910 Mirro Dr,
Manitowoc, WI 54220Get Directions

(920) 652-9663

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Dog Day Care benefits

A Healthy, Balanced Day

Enrichment Dog Day Care gives your dog a complete experience with play, exercise, socialization, learning, rest, and love. We customize each day to meet your dog’s unique needs, taking care of their body, mind, and senses. The result is a happy, healthy, calm, and well-rounded dog that brings joy to your home. Here are more Central Bark Manitowoc benefits:

  • Play, Exercise, and Socialization: Physical activity helps your dog stay fit, happy, and energetic. Positive interactions with humans and other dogs help them become friendly and sociable. We offer different playgroups, indoor and outdoor, for dogs of all ages and personalities.
  • Rest: Rest is important for your dog’s well-being. Our schedule includes time for relaxation, ensuring they don’t get overwhelmed and can recharge their energy.
  • Learning: Dogs learn from us and their furry friends. Our trained staff uses positive techniques to teach them good manners and social skills during their time at day care.
  • Love: We treat your dog like family, giving them the attention and care they deserve. By getting to know your dog well, we can notice any changes in their behavior or health and ensure their happiness and well-being.

Commitment to Safety

Safety is our utmost commitment. As fellow dog parents, we hold a deep sense of responsibility for the well-being of every guest in our care. Each dog is treated with the same level of love and attention as if they were our own. We are dedicated to maintaining a secure and healthy environment for all who step foot 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.

Doggy Daycare trainer

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.

Doggy Daycare trainer with doggy

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. 

Canine Cab Shuttle Service

Make your life easier with our Canine Cab shuttle service, providing safe and reliable transportation for your dog to and from our day care facility.

We also offer the convenience of delivering any market purchases directly to you. Whether you want to schedule this service regularly or as needed, we are here to help.

To ensure a smooth experience, please schedule your Canine Cab shuttle service at least 24 hours in advance. Our friendly staff is ready to assist you in arranging transportation for your beloved dog.

Canine Cab Shuttle

Pricing

Weekly Member Plans

1 day per week 39 (39/day)
2 days per week74 (37/day)
3+ days per week108+ (36/day)
Learn more about our Enrichment Dog Day Care Membership Program.

Member Perks:

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

Non-Member

Schedule & Pay As You Go
Reservations are subject to availability.
43/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
Canine Cab
Canine Cab shuttle service pricing is based on distance, frequency, and number of dogs. Ask a store associate for details.

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
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.

Barry N.
Have been using Central Bark Manitowoc for about six years now; consistently a great experience both with day care and over nights. Great stuff!
Mary G.
Daisy loves Central Bark and goes once a week with the doggo next door. [...] Daisy agrees, Fridays are great days at Central Bark: love, caring, wrestling and running. Oh, treat time, soft music and napping. Best: cuddles from the staff.
Ryan M.
I've used them only for grooming services, but they've always been extremely friendly, and give a great haircut for my pup.
Hagen S.
Great place for small group play for our pooch. They take wonderful care to make sure your dog has an optimal experience. They share quite a bit of info about your dog's visit. Wonderful staff!
Tim M.
Our dog Lily loves going there! Very friendly staff!
Tim F.
I would trust these folks with my children! I tell everyone. So trustworthy and caring.
Karen M.
My dog loves it here. Employees are friendly and really enjoy working with the dogs.
Ken B.
Our dog loves going here to play with other dogs
Candy R.
Our dog Bertha loves going to day care at Central Bark. She plays and romps all day. I Love that they give reports on her days there. It’s nice that they have pick up and drop off services too.
Kristin S.
My dog is obsessed with this place to the point where he begins to completely lose his mind when we turn onto their street. He loves playing with his friends all day. I love that he has a safe environment to go be the wild man that he is while [...]

Frequently Asked Questions

What is dog day care?

Dog day care gives dogs a fun place to play with their friends while their owners are busy at home and work.

At Central Bark®, doggy daycare is our specialty, and nobody does it quite like us. We don’t just give dogs a place to play. We create a personalized program of activities that optimize your dog’s whole health – their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 

Central Bark goes beyond a traditional doggy day care with our unique Whole Dog Care philosophy. Our personalized approach helps enrich your dog’s whole health and well-being throughout their entire life so you can enjoy a healthy, happy, and loving life together.

The heart of our whole dog care approach is our Enrichment Doggy Day Care program. We combine Central Bark’s industry-leading doggy day care expertise with the latest dog behavior science. Our mission is to give dogs a balanced blend of exercise, social group play, learning, rest, and TLC. To help your dog be a healthy, happy, calm, and well-rounded member of your family.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

What are One-on-One Enrichment sessions?

Our One-on-One Enrichment sessions give your dog the freedom to safely explore their senses with an Enrichment Specialist. They’ll get the personal attention they love, supplemented with interactive toys, puzzles, and games that exercise their bodies and minds. They can also level up their skills with fitness training and agility exercises if they’re ready for more. 

Did you know? 15 minutes of mental activity is equal to 30 minutes of physical exercise!

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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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How to choose the best day care for your dog

Selecting the right doggy day care is an important decision for you and your family. You want to make sure you find the right fit for your dog and your family’s needs. Follow these tips to find the perfect place for your pup! 

Tour the day care center before leaving your dog there. We recommend visiting several centers in your area before making a final decision.

While you’re there, ask yourself:

  • Is the play space clean, odor-free, comfortable, and safe for the center’s stated capacity? 
  • Pay attention to how the management and staff treat you, your dog, and the dogs in their care. Are they mature, knowledgeable, courteous, professional, and patient at all times? 
  • Note how the dogs respond to the staff – do they seem happy, relaxed, and excited? How do staff members greet and treat each dog?
  • How do other dogs act during your visit – relaxed, happy, stressed, scared, or out of control?
  • Is there a great deal of noise? 
  • Does the facility seem well organized and equipped with essential tools and supplies? Look for access to fresh, clean water, sanitation tools, ready access to treats to reinforce good behavior in playgroups, toys, secure fencing, rubber flooring in the inside play spaces, and access to outdoor play spaces.
  • Are there enough crates for every dog on-site in case of an emergency?
  • Are the dogs ever left alone together without a staff member present?
  • Are the handlers engaged with the dogs in their care and actively working with them? Or are they sitting on the sidelines? 

Questions to ask the doggy day care provider:

  1. Will my dog get individual attention time with staff?
    Ask if staff will have time to work individually with your dog on behaviors, play with them, and give them support and love while at day care.
  2. Are there small group play options?
    Small playgroup options help ensure your dog will have a social environment that allows them the freedom and comfort to thrive based on their unique needs, preferences, and play styles. 
  3. What’s the daily schedule? Is this tailored to my dog’s unique needs and preferences?
    Dogs thrive on routine, so the center should have a clear schedule for how things run every day. A consistent program tailored to your dog’s individual needs and style will promote a healthy and happy dog. 
  4. Are there regularly scheduled playtimes and nap times throughout the day?
    Day care should offer your dog a safe and balanced day of play, learning, rest, and love so you can look forward to a happy, well-balanced dog at the end of every day. 
  5. How and where are the dogs’ given downtime to wind down from the day’s activities to help prevent exhaustion and overstimulation?
    Maintaining a healthy balance of rest and play is important for the physical, mental, and social health of dogs. Just like human athletes, rest helps dogs avoid bodily injury and provides a space for them to unwind, so they do not become over-stimulated or over-aroused during play. This creates a much safer social environment for dogs. 
  6. Are there fenced and secure outdoor play areas? 
    Safe outdoor areas are important for a healthy, fun playtime. Whether it is romping in the snow or playing in swimming pools, everyone loves recess outside!
  7. How are new dog introductions handled?
    The center should clearly outline their procedures around new dog introductions, with effective policies that encourage happy, healthy, and lasting relationships and experiences.   
  8. What training does the staff receive?
    Doggy day care staff should be professionally trained and educated in animal behavior, socialization, and obedience training to ensure every dog’s well-being.  
  9. Are the dogs supervised at all times?
    A trained staff member should ALWAYS supervise dogs.
  10. Ask about behavior management tools used at the facility while caring for the dogs. What happens if your dog does something right? What happens if your dog does something wrong?
    Staff should use positive reinforcement and reward-based techniques to develop and reinforce behaviors that will enrich dogs’ lives at home and day care. Avoid centers that use punishment or correction to manage dog’s behavior as those techniques can create negative associations and fear. Utilizing reward-based techniques and positive reinforcement, on the other hand, can help build healthy relationships and happy experiences.
  11. What provisions are there for avoiding dog scuffles?
    Ask staff how they manage the dogs in their care. What do they look for in dog-dog interactions? How do they deal with emergencies and scuffles? How do they interrupt and redirect dogs? How do they build useful playgroup skills to keep the dogs safe proactively? Pay attention to how staff redirects dogs who need additional support to stay safe and whether they respond promptly and use effective strategies in these situations.
  12. Is there an in-depth interview to determine relevant background, behavioral, and health information including confirmation of spay/neuter, proof of vaccinations, flea and tick prevention, etc.? How is this information kept up to date?
    Find out what kind of assessments and evaluations the center uses before they accept a new dog. Also, every dog’s information should be regularly updated and kept on file to prevent illness and injuries.
  13. Do they have safety, cleaning, and disinfecting policies and procedures? What are they?

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Central Bark Whole Dog Care

We offer a wide range of products and services made just for your dog, so they can be healthy and happy. Our goal is to help your dog feel their best, both physically and mentally, for their entire life.