CentreBarks Educational Daycare

Dogs Playing Together In Pop Up Tent CentreBarks is an educational, kennel-free daycare centre for all dogs that will care for, exercise, and mentally stimulate your dog whilst you are at work, out for the day, on holiday or shopping etc.  Basic training exercises are also part of our canine clients' curriculum.


Our emphasis is on training, for pack cohesion and well-behaved dogs, and with a professional Dog Trainer at CentreBarks, your pets will benefit greatly.  The exercises we work on include:

  • getting through doorways under control
  • hand targeting for moving around
  • recall from another dog
  • settle on a mat
  • group stay

Other daily activities include scent & search games indoors and in the garden; games with many balls; Boomer balls; Kong time; cardboard destruction, activity boxes, and much more.  Puppies have a separate area to play together and once fed, get their nap time, just as they would at home.

CentreBarks has something to offer dogs of all ages and we're open from 0800 to 1800 Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day.


Every dog needs to attend a 2-hour assessment prior to their first full visit to CentreBarks and this is to ensure they will be happy and relaxed in a large group of dogs.  It's rare for dogs not to pass their assessment, but it is a necessary part of the process to help them acclimatise.  During the assessment, your pet will meet one dog at a time until all the dogs are back together in one group, and they are monitored by our experienced staff for any signs of stress or anxiety.

Bark 'n' Ride

Our Bark 'n' Ride dog bus provides a collection and delivery service for when your hours don't match ours.

Dogs Cuddled Up Together Sleeping


Prices include all training and activities, but exclude collection/delivery.  Discounts are available for more than one dog belonging to the same owner, and also for owners paying one month in advance.

  • Full day at CentreBarks  -  £17  (up to 10 hours)
  • Half day at CentreBarks  -  £11  (up to 5 hours)
  • Per hour                          -  £4
  • Initial Assessment           -  £10  (2 hours)

All bookings must be pre-paid and are not confirmed until payment has been received.  Refunds are not given for sessions/days not attended.

Collection and delivery service on the "Bark 'n' Ride" is available when your hours don’t match ours!  All journeys are from/to DL10 4TQ and the mileage fee is 60p per mile.