Reasons to Opt for Dog Boarding Services

Posted by: Pack Leader | October 15, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized


A couple of decades ago, boarding your dog meant confining Fido to a crate with minimal time spent outdoors and almost no one-on-one attention. It’s no wonder people were reluctant to leave their dogs when they went away. Times have changed, and dog boarding is no longer something to dread. In fact, doggie boarding in Seattle is something your four legged friend can look forward to. Here are reasons to opt for dog boarding services.


When you can’t take your dog with you on vacation, opt for dog boarding in Seattle. Choose a facility that includes dog daycare with the boarding fee. Then your dog will spend the day romping with furry friends all day and have plenty of human interaction.


Moving is stressful for the humans involved, but did you know it’s equally stressful for your dog? With boxes being packed and then leaving to go to the future residence, your dog knows that something is happening, but isn’t quite sure what. Opting for dog boarders in Seattle during the hectic process of moving can assure that your pet spends his days happily frolicking as opposed to being stressed. Furthermore, he will be out of your way and not in danger of running away with the movers coming and going.

You Need a Break

You love your dog. He’s your buddy, your companion, your friend. However, sometimes even man’s best-friend can get on your last nerve. This especially holds true for adolescent dogs that are always up to some sort of mischief. There’s nothing wrong with admitting you need a break from time-to-time. Sending Fido to a doggie lodge in Seattle is no different than hiring a babysitter for your kids for the night. Your dog will have a blast, and you’ll feel refreshed and better able to handle your pup’s antics after you get a night of peace and quiet.


Sometimes when we get overworked, we unintentionally neglect those we care about, including our pets. Whether working long hours or taking work home with you, Fido can get restless and bored with a lack of exercise. Instead of feeling guilty about not being able to spend enough time with him, why not send him to a doggie hotel in Seattle? He will be exercised and given plenty of attention for those occasions that you are not able to devote the time to him that you’d like. You can then attend to your work guilt-free knowing he’s well taken care of.

For those times life gets in the way of being the perfect pet parent, boarding your dog is a great option to make sure Fido gets all the attention, playtime, and exercise he could want, all in a safe and controlled environment.

6 Essential Oils for Dogs

Posted by: Pack Leader | October 10, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

Many people love using essential oils on themselves, whether it’s just to help them relax at the end of a long day or to help ease pain caused by medical conditions. What many people don’t realize is that some essential oils can offer the same wonderful benefits to their canine companions, which is why many dog groomers in Seattle are beginning to use these oils on their four-legged clientele. Here are 6 essential oils that we think are great for dogs: (more…)

5 Ways to Get Your Dog Less Shy around Other Dogs

Posted by: Pack Leader | July 26, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

Does your dog growl, hide behind you, or display other nervous reactions when other dogs approach? Does he whine or refuse to leave when you try to drop him off at day care? With most dogs, this is caused by a lack of socialization with other dogs. Luckily, it’s often possible for your dog to get over his fears with a little help from you. Here are 5 things you can try. (more…)

5 Things You Need to Know about Separation Anxiety

Posted by: Pack Leader | July 16, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

Owner Dropping off Dog at KennelSeparation anxiety is a problem affecting many dogs who are bored, lonely, or afraid when their owners leave for any amount of time. Some dogs react by pacing, drooling, barking, or more destructive behaviors like chewing the furniture. Others may stop eating or try to escape the house. Learn more about this common issue so you can help your dog feel less stressed when you leave the house. (more…)

Why Take Your Puppy to a Dog Training Workshop

Posted by: Pack Leader | May 18, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

Puppy Chewing on a Book

Puppies are a lot of fun. Cute, cuddly, and playful, they are the perfect companion—until they start biting, chewing, digging, and pooping on everything they can get their little paws on. We all love older well-behaved dogs, but why can’t your puppy be that way? If you are wondering why it’s important to take your puppy to a Seattle puppy training workshop, here are 3 reasons why. (more…)

The Top 4 Best Indestructible Dog Beds

Posted by: Pack Leader | April 27, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

At Central Bark, we care about your dog’s well-being, even when they’re not at our doggie hotel in Seattle. If you’re looking for a comfortable, durable dog bed for your pet, we have a few recommendations that will keep your dog comfy while standing up to any wear and tear Fido might put on the bed. Here are our top 4 recommendations. (more…)

Are Your Yard and Garden Toxic to Your Dog?

Posted by: Pack Leader | April 20, 2016 | Posted in Dog Health



The sun is finally shining, bees are buzzing and flowers are blooming. Our incredibly wet Seattle winter has turned into spring and here at Central Bark we could not be more excited for the warmer weather. Spring also prompts us to spend more time in our yard or the outdoors but this also exposes some unexpected health risks to our dogs if they ingest plants. With April being National Pet First Aid Awareness Month as well as Lawn and Garden Month, here’s a list of common toxic plants to keep an eye out for in your yard and gardens.

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Flowers are beautiful to look at but they can be toxic if ingested by our dogs, here’s a list of toxic plants that might be in your yard or garden:

Calla Lily
English Ivy
Heavenly Bamboo
Lily of the Valley
Rhododendron (Azalea)
Sweet Pea

Do you have a fruit trees or vegetable/herb garden? Below are some of the toxic (if ingested) plants to look out for:

Apricots*/Plums*/Peach*/Cherry* (stem, leaves and seeds)
Apples*/Cranberries (stem, leaves and seeds)
Sweet Potato Vine
Tomato Plant

*These fruits do contain pits/seeds; in addition to being toxic they can cause intestinal obstructions if ingested depending on size of pit and dog.

This isn’t a complete list of all the toxic plants to dogs, if you want more check out ASPCA’s extensive list which includes pictures, the toxic component and the scientific name of all the plants.