Welcome To Central Bark Sussex – Doggy Day Care Services

Our beloved furry friends occupy a unique corner within our hearts. Recognizing the significance of ensuring their utmost well-being, offering them a fulfilling life is paramount. Nonetheless, fulfilling all their requirements can pose a challenge. This is precisely where Central Bark emerges as a solution.

Our mission is to provide love, care, and holistic growth for your beloved canine. With Central Bark Sussex, your dog enjoys secure, fun-filled days with companions, giving you peace of mind.

Our philosophy, known as “Whole Dog Care“, is centered on fostering and elevating your dog’s complete vitality and welfare throughout its lifetime. At the core of our philosophy resides our Enrichment Doggy Day Care initiative.

However, our range of services extends far beyond this – encompassing dog boarding, bathing, grooming, a supply marketplace, training, and beyond. Our objective is to facilitate the shared pursuit of an enriched existence for both you and your canine companion.

We deeply understand that dogs represent cherished family members, not just mere companions. As fellow dog caregivers, we treat your dog like family.

Central Bark

N64W22600 Main Street,
Sussex, WI 53089Get Directions

(262) 246-8100

Open Today 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Shannon L.
I called to extend Cooper's overnight stay to a 2nd night- they called me back within 5 minutes of my voicemail and took him with open arms. Always so friendly and accommodating. cooper loves coming!! Thank you!
Lisa M.
Absolutely BEST PLACE!!!!! Finding Central Bark in Sussex has been a blessing for my puppy Bella! We've done overnights, training , daycare fun days & lots of one on one attention! Bella adores the staff😀 The team are top notch & really a great group of people & friends! Bella [...]
Elisa & Jon D.
I was very impressed with our first day! Our pups were pretty anxious when we dropped them off, but the team did a tremendous job keeping us posted and provided a great summary at the end of the day. Very impressed!
Amber H.
We love Central Bark!!! We appreciate all the hard work staff does to take care of our dog and love the new facility.
Cindy C.
You are the greatest!  The dogs are happy to be there and we can tell they are very well cared for.  Can’t think of anything you could do to improve. I’m just so thankful you are close by and the dogs love to be there. Thank you!
Stephanie K.
I always feel so comfortable leaving our dog in your care!  The staff is friendly, welcoming, and enjoys what they do. We love Central Bark Sussex!
Ann R.
Topaz loves everyone at Central Bark, as do I! Coming to Central Bark Sussex was the best choice I could've made. I'm thrilled to see the business thriving because it is so incredibly well-deserved. THANK YOU for all you do for me and Topaz!
Tamara W.
Staff is AMAZING!!! My dog loves going in and I feel like they all love him too!!!!
Gillian T.
Claire is always so excited to go to Central Bark, whether it is just for a day or overnight. She loves all of the handlers there and I am so appreciative of how kind and understanding they are. There is no other place I would trust with taking care of [...]
Mary S.
My Rhodesian Ridgeback stayed here for multiple nights while we rented a lake home. The staff was great and Matt the owner made our first experience so wonderful. Riggs was happy to go back and loved playing with his buddies! I really liked the report cards and updates given during [...]

Central Bark Sussex Whole Dog Care

Central Bark Sussex is devoted to the health and happiness of your dog. Our Whole Dog Care method meets all of their requirements. We provide individualized goods and services ranging from emotional well-being to physical wellness. To improve their general well-being and provide them delight for the rest of their lives is the aim.

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We’re dedicated to enriching your dog’s life through tailored, enjoyable activities.

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Pamper your beloved pet with grooming and exhilarating activities designed for their utmost enjoyment.

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Join our sleepover service to give your dog a peaceful, happy stay in a cozy environment.

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Explore our exceptional dog treats, food, toys, and more, thoughtfully selected for your dog’s well-being and health.

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Strengthen your bond with positive training and enrichment programs, helping your dog develop essential skills and behaviors.

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Be ready for any scenario with tailored coverage that brings you peace of mind and supports your dog’s veterinary needs.

How to get started

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Why do dogs LOVE
Central Bark?

  • It’s all about them – Every dog is different, therefore it’s all about them. We design a day that is specific to the requirements and tastes of your dog.
  • Health and happiness combined – Your dog will receive individualized attention, stimulating activities, and rest to ensure that they are healthy, content, and well-behaved at home and in the community.
  • We understand dogs – Canine professionals in our team have undergone specialized training in our scientifically founded positive reinforcement method.
  • Safety and cleanliness are top priorities – Our top priority is making sure that all of our visitors are secure and comfortable. Every day your dog is with us, their safety and health are maintained through our extensive safety standards and stringent cleaning practices.
  • Trusted and loving care – Families have trusted Central Bark with enhancing the lives of their dogs for more than 20 years. The proper quantity of individualized care, playtime, exercise, socializing, training, rest, and love constitutes what we provide.
  • A lifelong bond – Surprisingly, a day apart can forge a stronger bond! Your dog returns home content and fit, alleviating concerns about leaving them alone for extended periods.

Doggy Day Care. Reimagined.

Central Bark Enrichment Day Care is an amazing upgrade for dog day care! We apply the most recent findings in the fields of canine behavior and positive reinforcement training. A customized day that incorporates the perfect balance of play, exercise, socialization, training, rest, and love, your dog will have a blast. Everything has been carried out to keep your dog balanced, content, and healthy.

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Flexible Playgroups

Small and large playgroup options allow us to match better your dog’s personality, needs, and preferences with the social atmosphere and amount of play they can enjoy and benefit from most.

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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

What does a dog groomer do?

Our expert groomers always aim to help your dog feel as calm and relaxed as possible during bathing and grooming, making it an experience they can enjoy and look forward to. 

At Central Bark, we offer a wide array of services customized to your dog, including:

  • Dog baths
  • Dog grooming
  • Dog ear cleaning
  • Dog teeth brushing
  • Dog nail trims
  • Dog deshed treatments
  • Dog brush outs
  • Dog gland expressions
  • And more

Make a reservation for your dog’s grooming session

What is dog day care?

Dog day care gives dogs a fun place to play with their friends while their owners are busy at home and work.

At Central Bark®, doggy daycare is our specialty, and nobody does it quite like us. We don’t just give dogs a place to play. We create a personalized program of activities that optimize your dog’s whole health – their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 

Central Bark goes beyond a traditional doggy day care with our unique Whole Dog Care philosophy. Our personalized approach helps enrich your dog’s whole health and well-being throughout their entire life so you can enjoy a healthy, happy, and loving life together.

The heart of our whole dog care approach is our Enrichment Doggy Day Care program. We combine Central Bark’s industry-leading doggy day care expertise with the latest dog behavior science. Our mission is to give dogs a balanced blend of exercise, social group play, learning, rest, and TLC. To help your dog be a healthy, happy, calm, and well-rounded member of your family.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

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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Is there enough outdoor space to accommodate all dogs on nice days and indoor space when the weather is poor?

Central Bark® has both indoor and outdoor play areas large enough that all dogs can be inside or outside at any given time. This helps us keep the dogs safe and comfortable at any time of year. 

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