Welcome to Central Bark Tampa – Dog Day Care Services

As a dedicated dog guardian, the unique bond you share with your furry companion is truly extraordinary. Your unwavering commitment to their well-being, even in the face of challenges, is unmatched. That’s where Central Bark Tampa steps in, extending a supportive paw to ensure the best for your beloved canine friend. Trust us to provide top-notch care, ensuring their happiness, health, and overall contentment.

When you bring your pup to Central Bark in Tampa, FL, you’ll experience a sense of tranquility. Here, they can enjoy quality time with their furry pals in a secure and nurturing environment. We take immense pride in serving the Tampa, FL community.

Furthermore, our holistic approach to your dog’s well-being puts their health and happiness first. We like to call it “Enrichment Dog Day Care.” Additionally, we offer a variety of services, including dog boarding, grooming, training, and more. All are designed to ensure that you and your four-legged friend live your best lives together.

Understanding that your dog is a cherished member of your family, we, as fellow dog parents, treat each dog as if they were our own. Rest assured that your furry friend will receive nothing less than exceptional care here!

Central Bark

14623 N Nebraska Ave,
Tampa, FL 33613Get Directions

(813) 979-1123

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Kelisha M.
I love this place! Alexis had been grooming my dog Celine for a couple years now & she’s the best! She also puts color on her that everyone loves!
Martin M.
Barry has the best time here and I love the photos I get of him. Very quickly they learned my face and my dog and never once felt like I was just another customer. Prompt, responsive, nice, and caring staff and facility.
Kelly K.
This place is magical. Alexis, the groomer, works wonders and the whole staff is so wonderful. They treat my dog like he is their dog, they are so caring and professional. My dog is groomed there and recently started attending daycare, and I am excited to bring him back!
Ashley P.
I almost don't want to leave this review, because I am worried everyone will want to come to her! But I have to say Alexis is hands down the BEST dog groomer we have ever been to.
Myrna E.
My dog is always so excited to go to Day Care which makes me happy and gives me a peace of mind. The staff is really friendly and helpful with any question I might have. I absolutely love to see the pictures and videos in social media. The location is [...]

Central Bark Tampa Whole Dog Care

At Central Bark in Tampa, FL, we’re all about giving your precious pup the best care possible. Our dedication is unwavering when it comes to providing top-notch treatment for your furry companion. Through our comprehensive Whole Dog Care approach, we focus on your dog’s overall well-being—tending to their physical, mental, and emotional health. Discover our customized services and offerings designed to enhance your dog’s quality of life, making every moment even more delightful!

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Our goal is to enhance your dog’s daily experience through personalized activities, adding an extra dose of excitement to each day.

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Pamper your cherished furry friend with carefully curated grooming sessions and delightful interactions.

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Opt for our Dog Boarding service to provide your dog with a serene and cozy retreat, ensuring a peaceful and restful stay.

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Explore an exclusive selection of essential dog products, including food, treats, toys, and more.

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Strengthen your bond with your dog by engaging in constructive training and captivating activities that instill essential skills.

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Stay prepared with tailored coverage that offers peace of mind and assists in addressing your dog’s veterinary needs.

How to get started

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Why Do Dogs LOVE
Central Bark Tampa?

At Central Bark Tampa, FL, we get what dogs want and need, and that’s why they love us! Here’s why:

  • Tailored Experiences: Treat your dog to individually crafted days that cater to their specific needs and preferences.
  • Complete Well-Being: Prioritize your dog’s overall health, happiness, and positive behavior with our commitment to personalized care, tailored activities, and ample rest, both at home and within the community.
  • Canine Communication: Benefit from our highly trained team that employs a science-based, positive reinforcement approach to effectively understand and interact with dogs.
  • Safety and Cleanliness: Rest easy knowing we prioritize the highest standards of safety and hygiene, implementing rigorous protocols and maintaining thorough cleaning routines.
  • Trusted Affectionate Care: With over two decades of enriching dogs’ lives, Central Bark offers a harmonious blend of attention, play, exercise, socialization, training, relaxation, and affection.
  • Lasting Bonds: Experience the remarkable connections that a day at Central Bark can nurture! Your dog will return home content and in excellent health, easing any concerns about leaving them alone.

Dog Day Care. Reimagined.

Experience a new level of dog care with our Enrichment Dog Day Care, going beyond conventional approaches by incorporating the latest insights from dog behavior science and positive training methods. Spoil your furry friend with a tailored day filled with joy, including play, stimulation, socializing, training, relaxation, and affection.

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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 is dog training?

Dog training teaches a dog to perform certain behaviors, often in a variety of contexts. At Central Bark®, our training classes are based on the latest research and scientific understanding of dog behavior to enhance the bond between you and your dog.  

We use positive reward-based techniques to help puppies and dogs of all ages develop essential life skills and behaviors that will enrich their lives at home and day care. These methods set dogs up to succeed and reward them for performing desired behaviors. Rewards are tailored to the dog’s preferences and can include food treats, time to play with a favorite toy, or verbal praise. 

Learn more about our training classes.

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How do dogs wind down from the flurry of activity and avoid potential conflicts?

Dogs nap quietly in their individual crates in the Nap Room, complete with classical music and aromatherapy.

How are staff trained and what behavior management tools do they use in a playgroup?

Our staff is trained in dog body language and positive playgroup management techniques so they can respond proactively to help avoid issues between dogs. These tools include praise, treats, and work on important Group Play Skills daily like name recall, group sits, and going calmly in and out of doorways and gates. If a dog ever becomes overstimulated during play (just like kids do on the playground sometimes) we use these practiced skills to help redirect dogs into more desired behaviors (like coming to us and offering a sit for a treat) which gives the dog a chance to reset and calm down. When needed, we also utilize play breaks (a short rest in an individual crate) or in-group leash walks if a dog needs a little more help to bring their energy levels back down.

How long does it take to potty train a puppy?

When 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. 

Potty training a puppy to eliminate outside can take just a few weeks or several months. But it will go more quickly if your training routine is consistent, and you’re consistent about taking your puppy outside every few hours. 

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you train your puppy. We offer expert training and classes so you and your puppy can learn and bond together.  

Learn more about our training classes.

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