Healthy.
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Welcome to Central Bark® Oakdale

The bond we share with our furry best friends is unparalleled. Our love for our dogs drives us to provide them with the best possible life. However, meeting all their needs can be challenging. That’s why families rely on Central Bark Oakdale, where dogs receive love and care.

When you entrust your dog to Central Bark Oakdale, you can rest assured that they’re enjoying a fantastic day with their friends.

Our comprehensive whole dog care approach is dedicated to nurturing and enhancing your dog’s overall health. At the core of this approach is our Enrichment Dog Day Care program.

Additionally, we provide services such as dog boarding, dog grooming, market, training, and more. Our mission is to help you and your dog share the best life possible.

We proudly serve the east metro suburbs of Ramsey and Washington Counties, encompassing Oakdale, Woodbury, Maplewood, North Saint Paul, White Bear Lake, and Lake Elmo.

Central Bark
Oakdale

3115 Hadley Ave N,
Oakdale, MN 55128Get Directions

(651) 528-6974

Open Today 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Central Bark Oakdale Whole Dog Care

Our comprehensive approach to whole dog care provides an array of enjoyable and personalized products and services. These will support your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being throughout their entire life.

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Enhance your dog’s daily routine with tailored activities designed just for them, adding excitement to each day.

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Indulge your furry friend in grooming and delightful experiences crafted to bring them joy and maintain their best appearance.

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Provide your dog with a serene and comfortable retreat through our Dog Boarding service, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

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Explore our carefully chosen selection of high-quality dog essentials, including food, treats, toys, and more, aimed at keeping them healthy.

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Strengthen your bond with your dog through positive training and engaging activities that teach essential skills and promote good behavior.

How to get started

  1. Click Request Appointment
  2. Register Online
  3. We’ll contact you to help
    schedule your first visit

Why do dogs LOVE
Central Bark?

  • Tailored Just for Them – Each dog is unique, and we customize every day to meet your dog’s individual needs.
  • Overall Health + Happiness – Your dog receives personalized attention, engaging activities, and adequate rest. Doing so promotes their well-being, happiness, and good behavior both at home and in the community.
  • We Understand Dogs – Our team consists of dog experts with specialized training in our science-based positive reinforcement approach.
  • Safe + Clean Environment – The safety and well-being of all our guests rank as our top priority. Our thorough safety protocols and cleaning procedures ensure your dog’s well-being and health every day they spend with us.
  • Reliable Loving Care – For over two decades, families have placed their trust in Central Bark to enhance their dogs’ lives. We provide a balanced mix of personalized attention, play, exercise, socialization, training, rest, and love.
  • A Lifelong Connection – It’s incredible how a day apart can strengthen your bond! Your dog returns home happy and healthy, relieving you of any worries about them being alone at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Request a Reservation for a Day Care or Sleepover service in my online account?

Step 1: Login

  1. Click the “Client Login” option found at the bottom of all pages on our website. 
  2. Enter either your email address or phone number that you signed up with 
  3. Click “continue logging in”
  4. Then enter your password and click “Sign In”

Step 2: Request Services

You will now see the page below. From this page you can do a number of things along with requesting a reservation from the drop downs including editing your information, editing your pet’s info, adding/removing pets, checking your package credits, purchasing package credits, and adding/editing/changing photos.

  1. Click the blue “request services” button 
  2. In the popup window, click the “Book Day Care or Sleepover Now!” button 

Step 3:  Select a Service Type

  1. Scroll down past the notes (after you have read them) until you get to the “Details” section. 
  2. Click on the drop-down in the “Type” row and choose your reservation type. 
  3. Note: Grooming requests cannot be made through the customer portal. Please call your local store to schedule an appointment.

Step 4: Make Your Reservation Request

  1. Choose the pet or pets you would like to add to this reservation 
  2. Choose the date you are looking for 
  3. You may edit the drop-off and pick-up time from within our open hours, if you know those approximations 
  • You can set up “recurring dates” for the same day/days each week for a timeframe 
  • You can add additional reservations for other days at the same time. 

Step 5: Add-on Services and Notes

  1. You may add any additional services (such as enrichment training, training tutor, special meals (outside of lunch), salon and spa services, etc, to their reservation. 
  2. You may add any notes that you would like us to see in the notes box 
  3. You may run an estimate for the total cost of your reservation request (please note that the charges for “additional services” such as salon and spa, may vary from the default that shows in the estimate) 
  4. Once you have added everything you want, click “Save” in the lower right corner 

Your Done!

You should see the page below if everything went through correctly. You will get an email confirmation when your reservation has been accepted and confirmed, if you are added to a waitlist, or if it is denied. 

What do dogs do at doggy day care?

Central Bark® Enrichment Doggy Day Care combines our industry-leading doggy day care expertise with the latest science-based activities and techniques. We personalize your dog’s day with fun, healthy, and well-balanced activities that appeal to their instincts and enrich their bodies, minds, and senses.  

Each day at Central Bark includes exclusive options like:

  • Flexible play groups allow us to match your dog each day 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.
  • Group play skills help dogs practice important behaviors and life skills like name recall, 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 creates a safer social environment. 
  • Rest Period Enrichments help dogs 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 and can help them become more comfortable in crates by building positive associations. 
  • One-on-One Enrichment add-on sessions give your dog the personal attention they love, supplemented with interactive toys, puzzles, and games. Sessions are fun and rewarding, exercise their body and mind, and engage their senses. Add complexity with fitness and agility equipment.
  • Training sessions during day care visits help your dog develop essential skills and behaviors like name recall, sit, stay, down, wait, leave-it, door and gate control, and loose-leash walking. Excellent for your dog and easy for you! Your dog will come home tired and well-socialized, with the training and skills they need to be a well-behaved member of your family.

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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What should I look for in a dog groomer?

An essential characteristic of a dog groomer is someone who makes you and your dog feel safe and comfortable.

Other things to look for:

  • Certifications – Groomers don’t need a license or certification to work. Still, these accreditations are often signs that the groomer has the necessary training and experience to care for your pup.
  • Experience with different breeds – Look for a groomer with experience with a variety of breeds and coats and the standard haircut for your dog’s breed.
  • Preparedness – A groomer should work with dogs of all ages and levels of experience with grooming. They should aim to help each dog feel as comfortable as possible with the grooming process. Suppose the dog or puppy becomes anxious or uncomfortable. In that case, the groomer should be able to suggest a plan for increasing their comfort over time with the use of a positive reward-based approach.

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