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Dog of the Month

Dog of the Month

Dog of the Month

Congrats, Sammy — you are our November Dog of the Month! Sammy is a 1-Year-old Shepherd mix who has been…

Dog of the Month

Dog of the Month

Dog of the Month

Congrats, Iris — you are our September Dog of the Month! Iris is a 1-year-old about to be 2-year-old hound…

Dog of the Month

Dog of the Month

Dog of the Month

Nipsy Hustle is a 3-year-old Chihuahua mix who has been attending daycare with us for about a year now. Nipsy…

Dog of the Month

Dog of the Month

Dog of the Month

Congrats, Maximus — you are our May Dog of the Month! Maximus is a 1-year-old German Shepherd who has been…

Dog of the Month

Dog of the Month

Dog of the Month

Congrats, Moose — you’re our May Dog of the Month! Moose is a 3-year-old Terrier Mix who has been attending…

Dog of the Month

Dog of the Month

Dog of the Month

Lola is a 3-year-old Pitbull Labrador mix who has been attending daycare at Central Bark for about 3 years now.…

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Preparing Your Dog For Fireworks

News

Preparing Your Dog For Fireworks

Firework stores across the country have seen a 200-300% increase in sales so far this year. So, what can you…

Central Bark Appoints Robert Crawford as CEO

Central Bark, News

Central Bark Appoints Robert Crawford as CEO

We’re proud to announce that Robert W. “Bob” Crawford has been appointed as our new chief executive officer. This announcement…

Your dog: The unique individual

Dog Behavior, Dog Education, Dog Enrichment, Dog Health, Dog Ownership, Dog Socialization, Dog Training, Puppies

Your dog: The unique individual

Dogs are intelligent, observant, and unique individuals. Part of the joy of sharing our lives with them is getting to…

What is a dog behavior assessment and why is it necessary?

Central Bark, Dog Behavior, Dog Day Care, Dog Education, Dog Enrichment, Dog Health, Dog Ownership, Dog Safety, Dog Socialization, Dog Training

What is a dog behavior assessment and why is it necessary?

A dog behavior assessment is a series of structured interactions with a prospective day care dog that are designed to…

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Central Bark, Dog Behavior, Dog Ownership, Dog Safety, News

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

National Dog Bite Prevention Week (April 10-16, 2022) takes place during the second full week of April each year. With…

Central Bark Set to Accelerate Franchise Growth After Strategic Investment by NewSpring

Central Bark, News

Central Bark Set to Accelerate Franchise Growth After Strategic Investment by NewSpring

By partnering with NewSpring, we’ve positioned ourselves to accelerate growth, increase brand awareness, and strengthen our mission to provide an…

Doggy Day Care is not the right fit for my dog, and that’s OK!

Central Bark, Dog Behavior, Dog Day Care, Dog Ownership, Dog Socialization, Dog Training, News, Puppies

Doggy Day Care is not the right fit for my dog, and that’s OK!

Pet owners are sometimes surprised that while doggy day care can be an excellent environment for some, it is not…

Puppy Training Tips

Dog Behavior, Dog Education, Dog Enrichment, Dog Ownership, Dog Training, Puppies

Training a Puppy: Top Puppy Training Tips

Bringing home a new puppy is incredibly exciting! Making sure the training of a new puppy goes smoothly requires careful…

Why Dog Walking Makes You Happier

Dog Behavior, Dog Ownership, Dog Training

Longline Walks

Taking our dogs for longline walks (sometimes called “Decompression Walks”, a term coined by professional dog trainer Sarah Stremming) has…

A special treat for your dog to celebrate the holiday season!

Recipes

A special treat for your dog to celebrate the holiday season!

When we are celebrating the holidays, we of course want to share the fun and joy with our entire family,…

Unsafe Holiday Foods

Dog Education, Dog Health, Dog Ownership, Dog Safety

Unsafe Holiday Foods

With the holidays upon us, it is important to remember that with the festivities comes delicious holiday foods! For our…

Unsafe Plants for Dogs

Dog Education, Dog Enrichment, Dog Health, Dog Safety, News, Puppies

Unsafe Plants for Dogs

Let’s take a look at which common holiday plants we need to be sure to keep away from our pets,…

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