Oakdale
Enrichment Dog Day Care 

Dog Day Care. Reimagined.

There’s a special connection between you and your furry companion that’s hard to match. However, our busy human lifestyles can sometimes make it difficult to meet all our dogs’ needs. This can result in challenges at home, ranging from loneliness and boredom to weight gain, anxiety, and undesirable behaviors. That’s where our doggy day care center comes in.

At Central Bark® Oakdale, our Enrichment Dog Day Care provides a secure and caring environment for your dog. Through socialization, mental stimulation, and physical exercise, we ensure their minds and bodies stay healthy and happy for the long term.

Our dedication to canine enrichment aims to elevate your dog’s overall quality of life. Engaging activities, designed to be both fun and rewarding, encourage them to use their senses for problem-solving, learn new skills, and build confidence. You can rest assured that your dog is enjoying a fantastic day with their pals. Enrichment Dog Day Care is our expertise, and we pride ourselves on delivering an experience like no other.

Central Bark
Oakdale

3115 Hadley Ave N,
Oakdale, MN 55128Get Directions

(651) 528-6974

Open Today 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM

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doggy day care benefits: love, play, learn, rest

A Healthy, Balanced Day

At our Oakdale Dog Day Care, we strive for a harmonious blend of play, exercise, socialization, learning, rest, and tender loving care (TLC). Each day is tailored to meet your dog’s specific needs and preferences, fostering a healthy, happy, calm, and well-rounded demeanor at home.

  • Play, Exercise, and Socialization are key components. Regular exercise aids in maintaining your dog’s healthy weight and muscle tone, improving their mood, and providing a positive outlet for physical and mental energy.
  • Rest is crucial for your dog’s overall well-being. Our carefully planned daily schedule focuses on preventing unhealthy overstimulation, ensuring the right balance of rest, play, and learning.
  • Learning is an ongoing process. Dogs learn from humans and each other, guided by our staff to promote safe play and healthy social behaviors. Positive training techniques contribute to a positive environment at day care.
  • Love is at the core of our Oakdale doggy day care family. Your dog becomes a cherished member, receiving the love and attention they need in your absence.

A Dog Day Care Committed to Safety

Ensuring the safety and well-being of our guests is our utmost priority. As fellow dog parents, we take immense pride in treating each dog with the same care and attention we give to our own furry companions. Our commitment extends to creating a secure and healthy environment for everyone who steps 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

Central Bark doggy day care: a dog playgroup during a sunny day

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.

Central Bark trainer pointing her finger at four large dogs that are sitting down at a doggy day care

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.

Central Bark doggy day care: a white-brown dog eating out of a treat toy

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.

Central Bark Oakdale trainer with a corgi beside her at a doggy day care

One-on-One Enrichment

Personalized One-on-One Enrichment sessions at our doggy day care in Oakdale 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, exercises their bodies and minds, and engages their senses. Add complexity with fitness and agility equipment. 

Pricing

Weekly Member Plans

1 day per week 41/day
2 days per week39/day
3+ days per week37/day
Learn more about our Enrichment Dog Day Care Membership Program.

Member Perks:

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

Non-Member

Schedule & Pay As You Go
Reservations are subject to availability.
45/day

Additional Services

Behavior Assessment
One-time, nonrefundable fee due on the first day.
All dogs, member and non-member, must pass a behavior assessment and attend at least once per week for enrollment in our day care program. 
20

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.
25
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.
15
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What is Stay-n-Play?

Our Stay-n-Play program offers boarding for dogs that have not enrolled in our day care program. Each overnight guest gets a restful night’s sleep, followed by a day of play, exercise, and plenty of TLC from our staff. Stay-n-Play guests sleep and play in their own designated areas. 

Learn more about our Stay-n-Play boarding service.

Can a puppy be boarded?

Yes. We offer sleepovers to puppies and dogs enrolled in our Enrichment Day Care. Sleepovers at Central Bark® provide 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 stay.

Learn more about Sleepovers at Central Bark.

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. 

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Central Bark Whole Dog Care

Our whole dog care approach in Oakdale offers a full range of fun and personalized products and services. To promote your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional health and happiness throughout their entire life.