3699 N. Dixie Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale, FL | Directions 3333426.173135 -80.131706
Neighborhoods: Oakland Park
Best Groomer in South Florida! – I have taken my dogs to Miguel for grooming for several years now. Prior to moving to Fort Lauderdale, I drove from Miramar to have my dogs groomed by Miguel. We are loyal to Miguel as he has earned my trust and never disappoints. I never have to worry about the dogs when they are in Miguel's care and I know they are going to come out looking exactly how I wanted. Miguel treats my dogs like his own and they have taken to him very much. Lola hates to get in the car but when I tell her we are going to go see Miguel she jumps right in. Best groomer I have encountered in the 9 years I have had my dogs.
Best Groomer in East Fort Lauderdale Area – I have been taking my dog to Miguel for grooming for over 3 years. I implicitly trust that every time I pick her up, she will be impecibly groomed. He treats every dog there as if it was his own personal pet, and pampers them.. i'm surprised I am even able to take her home! If any questions do arise, Miguel will call. He not only has my trust, but respect in his communication with me. So many other places have been opening up recently, that I am not even tempted to try them. My dog has built a trusting relationship with Miguel, and what price can you put on that? If you truly love and want your pet pampered, let Miguel and his expertise treat you and your dog to a wonderful bath and groom.
These people REALLY love dogs! – I took my Aussie puppy to Central Bark for some additional socialization experience. She has two older sisters at home and I've had her in Puppy K and Basic Obedience, but she still seemed a bit shy (and she has a nervous bladder). I must say I was impressed from the very first phone call. It's apparent that this group of people, everyone I've met here, really does love dogs. Whenever I pick up my little puppy, she pee's, but it's getting much better. I always apologize and they just grab the mop and clean up her mess with a smile. They've even taken the time to show me pictures of her little "friends" so I know who she has fun with during the day. It's quite a haul for me to drop her off and pick her up (I live and work on the West side of the metro area), but it seems worth it. She's always so tired when I pick her up and she sleeps on my lap the whole way home. How cute is that?
My Chelsea dog loves this place – My dog is my girl - she is very smart and very social. At home she just was not getting the time from me while I was away at work. This led to a lot of naughty behavior at home, and I could not enjoy our time together, because she would be letting me know she was upset. We would have a wonderful weekend, and when the week would start up the Chelsea Monster would start up.
I decided I needed to keep her active - and upon going to Central Bark and seeing the program, I thought this is it! The real review came when we go to get ready in the morning, Chelsea is standing at the door excited to get going to "school".
Now I have my smart and loving girl back. :)
We will forever be clients of Central Bark!
Confidence found at Central Bark – A few weeks ago I stopped at Central Bark to make an appointment for my dog, Peanut to get his nails cut. I spent some time talking to the manager, Lyndsi, about some socialization issues my rescued chihuahua was having. We agreed that day care might be helpful for him. Well, Peanut and I were both fairly apprehensive at first but the changes in his behavior in just 3 visits are amazing! He no longer barks at new people, he doesn't tuck tail and run the other way for new dogs or new experiences. I love the confidence he has found at Central Bark. I tell all of my friends that it's the best bet in town. Thanks Lyndsi and all the staff at Central Bark for helping my dog learn how to be a secure and happy dog.
Amazing Dog Day Care – I recently took my dog, Porkchop (yes, Porkchop) to Central Bark for dog day care and my Porky had an amazing time. I think i was more concerned about her time there than she was, but the staff there is awesome and calmed my nerves and hers. Porkchop has always been social, and this is a great way for her to be around other people and other dogs while i'm at work. The Central Bark staff really seems to understand and care for every dog that enters their doors, which is refreshing. Best dog care business around, hands down.
AWESOME Dog Care. Best Place for your dog – This place is AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME. I have been taking my dog there for 3 months now and my dog loves Central Bark. After nine years, I could tell he was getting really bored and felt bad because I have to work so much. Since he's started at Central Bark he's full of spunk and looks forward to going there an playing with the other dogs. Since I've been taking him there, I've begun using their groomer as well and he has never looked better. The staff there is excellent and they understand dog behavior.
Stay Away – This place is all smoke and mirrors. When I went for an initial tour, I was given a long, drawn-out explanation of their theory on the "pack mentality" of dogs. Sounds good right? Don't buy it - it's just an excuse to hire the fewest number of handlers possible on any one day. If you spend a few minutes watching the drop-off/pick-up process it's obvious they're normally understaffed.
Additionally, most of the people who work here fancy themselves as some sort of Cesar Milan dog whisperers, but they're not. Be careful taking training advice from them - kind of like taking child-rearing advice from your kid's math tutor. The last straw was when I had to be pulled aside at pick-up because my dog was barking in the yard. Her theory was that it had something to do with the pack, and I needed to work on some training techniques at home. Look, I just want a place to take my dog where I can drop him off when I want (not when Central Bark tells me to), where he's safe and happy, where I can pick him up at my convenience (again, not when they tell me to), and I don't wind up with homework.
The only reason I tried Central Bark is because it's close to my new house. I've heard several other complaints from people who have also left for the same reasons. I'm taking my dog back to his old daycare in Fort Lauderdale where, for over 2 years, everything was easy and he seemed happy.
DUKE loves Central Bark – My dog, DUKE, a yellow 108 lb. Lab loves going to Central Bark. He has been going there for over five years now and is just as excited today as his first day. The staff there, Lyndsi, Ada, Cortney and Jenny are great and give Duke all the LOVE and attention he needs.
Miguel has been Duke's groomer for awhile and truely takes time with him. We highly recommend him.
Thanks for all you do, Central Bark, keep up the great work.
Miyagi loves Central Bark! – The best testimony I can give for the staff at Central Bark is the simple fact that my precious pup Miyagi doesn't even glance over his shoulder upon his arrival at "camp" to see my departure. He is too busy soaking in all the LOVE the staff is giving him.
I highy recomment the obediance and agility training offered as well. Excellent!
Thank you to all the staff at Central Bark for loving and caring for my boy!
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