Come on in and grab a beer while your dog enjoys our indoor and outdoor play spaces. All breeds and sizes welcome after passing a behavior check.
The Play Spaces
The Bark will provide three different play spaces for your dog to enjoy. The Camp (1,570 sq ft) is for dogs up to 35 pounds. The Sugarlands (2,390 sq ft) is the larger indoor play area and is for dogs of all sizes. In addition to the indoor dog park space, The Bark will also have another all-sizes outdoor play space (5,115 sq ft) with features like a foam machine and sprinkler in the summer.
- The Camp: (1,570 sq ft) dogs up to 35 pounds
- The Sugarlands: (2,390 sq ft) dogs of all sizes
- Outdoor Play Space: (5,115 sq ft) dogs of all sizes
While all breeds and sizes of dogs are welcome at The Bark, each dog must pass a behavior check before entering. The owner will first be asked to fill out a questionnaire about their dog's play style. This questionnaire can be filled out online ahead of time, and we aim to have the system up and running before our grand opening. We will provide access to do so on this website; more information on that as it becomes available.
The behavior check will start with staff observation as your dog greets another dog through the fence. If they do this nicely, they will be released into the play space while they are monitored for signs of fear or aggression. A staff member may ask the owner to hang out in one of the leashed areas while their dog settles in.
If a staff member detects innappropriate play behavior, your dog will take a leashed break outside of the play space as needed. After repeated offenses, we ask that you remove your dog from the play space for the day.
Vaccinations & More: We require all dogs to be vaccinated for rabies, bordetella, DHLPP, and canine flu. Your dog must also be on canine flea prevention, and dogs over 6 months of age must be spayed or neutered. We do not permit entry to dogs in heat. Proof of these items must be provided in our online system along with the behavior questionnaire before entry.
Leashes: Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times when entering and exiting the building. Dogs may only be taken off leash in the designated off-leash play areas.
Play Behavior: Play among dogs in each play space must be balanced. We want all of our dogs to have fun. Our staff members will not tolerate any biting, mounting, humping, collar grabbing, or distribution of outside toys or treats. Any fighting, biting, excessive barking, or uncontrolled problem behaviors will result in being asked to head home for the day. While we understand this can be play, these types of behaviors can bring stress to the environment and cause dogs to escalate their behavior quickly.
Staff Monitoring: While our staff will always be monitoring the play spaces, we do ask that you keep a watchful eye on your dog and choose a seating area within view of your dog's play space. We want to make sure all the dogs in our park are happy, safe, and comfortable. At the end of the day, no one knows your dog's behavior better than you.
Dismissal: If your dog is showing signs of inappropriate play behavior, we ask you recall your dog away from the situation and make sure they are calm before you release them to continue playing. Repeated offenses of inappropriate behavior (mounting, humping, etc.) are grounds for dismissal for the day. If this innappropriate behavior is deemed aggressive (biting, etc.), your dog must participate in an applicable training course before being accepted for reentry.