Welcome to Central Bark Mequon – Doggy Day Care Services

Our beloved companions with four legs hold a special and cherished place in our hearts. It is our unwavering goal to provide them with a life filled with utmost care and affection. However, fulfilling all their needs can sometimes feel like a daunting endeavor. That’s why families who prioritize their pups’ happiness and well-being trust Central Bark Mequon.

Situated in Mequon, our facility serves as a haven for dogs, where they can frolic with their furry friends and revel in their day. We offer a secure and nurturing environment, granting you the tranquility of knowing your dog is in capable hands.

Embracing a holistic approach to canine care, we refer to it as the “Whole Dog Care” philosophy. Our primary objective is to promote and enhance your dog’s overall health and happiness throughout their entire life. At the heart of this approach lies our Enrichment Doggy Day Care program. Furthermore, we extend our services to encompass boarding, grooming, training, market provisions, and bathing, all designed to ensure that you and your dog experience the best life possible.

Recognizing that dogs are not mere pets but integral members of your family, we take immense pleasure in treating each dog with the same love and attention that we would bestow upon our very own pets. As fellow dog parents, we understand the deep bond and strive to provide exceptional care accordingly.

Central Bark

11035 N. Weston Drive,
Mequon, WI 53092Get Directions

(262) 512-9663

Open Today 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Beth K.
All 3 of my dogs love coming here. Each is an individual and treated and appreciated that way. I'm on my second generation of Central Bark-Mequon dogs, having experienced their compassion on the loss of the first one who introduced me to daycare. I can't imagine a better, safer, more [...]

Central Bark Mequon Whole Dog Care

We’re dedicated to taking care of your dog from head to tail! With our wide range of personalized products and services, we cater to their every need, ensuring their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. From keeping them active and healthy to bringing endless joy and happiness into their lives, we’re here for your furry friend every step of the way, throughout their lifetime.

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Delightful activities that enrich the lives of dogs and cater to their needs, making their day enjoyable and fulfilling.

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Personalized grooming services accompanied by enrichment activities are a pleasurable experience for your furry friend.

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When you’re away, our sleepover service offers a comfortable and familiar environment, minimizing stress for your dog.

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Explore our Market for premium dog food, treats, toys, and more, enhancing your pet’s physical health, nutrition, and overall happiness.

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Positive training programs that help dogs develop crucial skills and behaviors, fostering a loving bond between them and their owners.

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Personalized insurance coverage that includes illnesses and veterinary treatment, assisting you in planning for challenging times.

How to get started

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Why do dogs LOVE
Central Bark Mequon?

Discover why dogs adore Central Bark Mequon! Here’s why our furry friends can’t get enough:

  • Tailored just for them: We understand that every dog is one-of-a-kind. That’s why we customize each day to meet your dog’s specific needs and preferences.
  • Holistic well-being: Our dedicated staff provides individualized attention, engaging activities, and ample rest to ensure your dog is healthy, content, and well-behaved both at home and in the community.
  • Fluent in “dog”: Our team speaks the language of dogs! With their expertise in science-based positive reinforcement techniques, your dog receives the finest care possible.
  • Safety and cleanliness: We prioritize the safety and cleanliness of our facility. Rigorous safety protocols and meticulous cleaning procedures are in place for your dog’s well-being and health during their stay.
  • Trusted and loving care: For over 20 years, families have relied on us to enrich their dogs’ lives with a perfect blend of personalized attention, play, exercise, socialization, training, rest, and love.
  • A lifelong bond: Spending a day apart from your dog can sometimes bring you closer together. Witness your dog’s mood transform when they return home happy and healthy. Bid farewell to worries about leaving them home alone.

Doggy Day Care. Reimagined.

Experience the next level of dog day care at Central Bark Mequon with our Enrichment Day Care program. By merging extensive industry knowledge, cutting-edge dog behavior science, and positive training principles, we create the ultimate day care experience for your dog. Our program is meticulously crafted to deliver a day filled with tailored fun, health, and happiness, including play, exercise, socialization, training, rest, and love. Your dog deserves nothing less than a well-rounded and joyous stay with us.

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Customized playgroups for small and large dogs ensure an optimal social environment that matches your dog’s personality, needs, and preferences. This tailored approach maximizes the enjoyment and benefits they derive from playtime.

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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.

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 a 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

How long does dog training take?

The timeline for learning new behaviors and skills is as unique as every dog! Because each dog is an individual, with different learning histories, breed genetics, and preferences in reinforcers like treats and toys, there is no way to say for sure how long training will take. It’s also important to consider how much time each family has for daily training practice.

Whether you’re crate training, leash walking, or potty training your pup, consistency is key. It’s crucial to establish a routine, practice positive reinforcement, supervise your puppy (especially when potty training), and avoid punishing your puppy when mistakes happen. 

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you train your dog, with expert training and classes so you and your pup can learn and bond together. 

Learn more about our training classes

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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

Is there a schedule of activities and safety rules?

Yes. Our day is broken up into areas of play, rest, feeding and more. And we always keep a watchful eye on canine good manners.

Learn more about our commitment to safety

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