Milwaukee Westside Enrichment Dog Day Care

Milwaukee Westside Dog Day Care. Reimagined.

You and your furry companion share a special bond that’s irreplaceable. However, our hectic schedules can sometimes make it challenging to fulfill all their needs, leading to issues like loneliness, boredom, and anxiety. That’s where Central Bark® Milwaukee Westside Enrichment Dog Day Care steps in.

At Central Bark, you’ll find a nurturing and secure environment where your dog can play and learn. Our focus is on enhancing their lives through socialization, mental engagement, and physical activity. Moreover, we’re dedicated to enrichment, which means we go the extra mile to ensure your dog has an extraordinary day. We offer stimulating activities that challenge their minds, develop skills, and bolster confidence. When it comes to Enrichment Dog Day Care, our expertise is unparalleled.

Central Bark
Milwaukee Westside

333 N 25th St,
Milwaukee, WI 53233Get Directions

(414) 933-4787

Open Today 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM

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A Healthy Balanced Day

Enrichment Dog Day Care offers your dog a comprehensive experience, covering playtime, exercise, socialization, education, relaxation, and affection. We recognize the significance of addressing your dog’s individual needs, nurturing their body, mind, and senses. The outcome? A cheerful, healthy, composed, and versatile dog that brings happiness to your household. Here are additional advantages of selecting Central Bark Milwaukee Westside:

  • Play, Exercise, and Socialization: Physical engagement keeps your dog in good shape, content, and lively. Positive interactions with both humans and fellow canines aid in fostering a friendly and sociable demeanor. We provide diverse playgroups, indoors and outdoors, catering to dogs of various ages and temperaments.
  • Rest: Rest is essential for your dog’s welfare. Our schedule includes designated periods for relaxation, ensuring they avoid becoming overwhelmed and can replenish their energy.
  • Education: Dogs learn from their interactions with us and their furry companions. Our skilled staff employs positive methods to instill good manners and social skills during their stay at day care.
  • Affection: We treat your dog like a member of our own family, offering them the attention and affection they deserve. By developing a deep understanding of your dog, we can promptly detect any changes in their behavior or health, safeguarding their happiness and well-being.

Commitment to Safety

At Central Bark, ensuring safety comes first. As fellow dog owners, we feel deeply responsible for the welfare of each guest under our care. Every dog receives the same level of care and affection as if they were our own. Our commitment is steadfast in creating a safe and nurturing environment for everyone who walks through our doors.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

Pricing

ServicePrice
Enrichment Dog Day Care
Full day with one rest period enrichment session included.
45
10 Pack440
20 Pack860
Monthly VIP Pack
• Unlimited day care
• One bath included each month
• 20% off all retail purchases
• One enrichment session each week
1000
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.
What’s a Behavior Assessment?
30

Training & Enrichment Add-ons

ServicePrice
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. Add complexity with fitness and agility equipment to keep your dog in shape and having a blast!
20
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.

Additional fees may apply for special requests (i.e., meds, food packaging, etc.). Late fees apply after business hours. Prepaid packages are nonrefundable and expire. All sales are final.

Aimee W.
We love Central Bark Westside. Our two dogs get such good care there. They play so hard and then sleep so well when they get home. The staff is amazing! They are professional and friendly and so flexible. Thank you Central Bark!

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.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

What’s a Behavior Assessment and why is it important?

As part of joining the Central Bark® family, our expert staff conducts a thorough behavior assessment at your local Central Bark store. These assessments help ensure that your dog is placed with a playgroup they’re comfortable with so they can play safely every day they’re with us.

This four-day evaluation, while your dog participates in our Enrichment Day Care, assesses your dog’s:

  • Comfort and social skills with people 
  • Social skills and playstyle with other dogs to help determine the playgroup and play schedule they can benefit from the most
  • Comfort in both indoor and outdoor play spaces
  • Comfort in rest areas and a crate 
  • Ability to share resources like water and toys in social settings
  • Level of comfort taking treats in social settings

This process gives us a chance to get to know you and your dog while your dog gets acquainted with their new favorite place away from home. Through the entire four days, your dog’s comfort and safety is our top priority.

Once your pup passes all the behavior assessment elements, you are welcome to sign up for any of our daycare services or a sleepover!

To schedule a Behavior Assessment for your dog, please contact your local store.

NOTEPlease bring all required signed forms, vaccination proof, and a collar and leash for your behavior assessment.

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?

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

Can I see the complete facilities where my dog will be staying?

Of course! You are welcome to visit and tour the center before enrolling. Please visit our locations section to find the Central Bark Doggy Day Care location that is nearest to you.

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