Central Bark® Whole Dog Care

At Central Bark, you will find everything you need for your dog’s well-being. Our products and services are enjoyable and personalized just for them. We want to support their physical, mental, and emotional health, making sure they’re happy their whole life.

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Give your dog a safe and loving place to play and learn at Central Bark Enrichment Dog Day Care.

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At Central Bark Dog Salon & Spa, find everything you need to keep your dog clean and healthy.

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Treat your dog to a peaceful overnight stay at Central Bark, where they can relax in a cozy environment.

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Explore our retail market for high-quality food, treats, toys, training aids, and stylish apparel.

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Our dog training experts use fun and positive methods to help dogs of all ages learn important life skills.

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Keep your beloved pets protected with pet insurance, which covers specific illnesses and veterinary treatments.

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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 the best dog shampoo?

Choosing the right dog shampoo can give your dog a shiny coat, less itching, and irritation, for a happy, clean-smelling dog. The best option for your dog will depend on its skin type and breed. 

Every item in our Central Bark® Market is specially selected to enhance your dog’s physical health for maximum happiness and comfort. We can help you choose from our selection of high-quality dog shampoo food to develop and maintain healthy skin and coat.

Call your local store or visit our Market today! 

Is boarding stressful for dogs?

Sleeping in a new or unfamiliar environment can be stressful for some dogs. That’s why we offer sleepovers to dogs already enrolled in our Enrichment Day Care. 

Sleepovers at Central Bark® offer your dog a calm, relaxing sleepover in a place they can feel comfortable and loved. Because they’re in a familiar place, they can feel less stressed about being away from home (and so will you). A full day of Doggy Day Care is complimentary with your sleepover, so your dog can play with their friends after a good night’s rest.

Learn more about Sleepovers at Central Bark.

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 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.

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