"I have been taking my 2 dogs here for the last 3 months or so. The whole purpose of taking them was to have them get some exercise AND to socialize them with other dogs. They are a bonded pair and one of them is a little bit shy around other dogs and people. Well let me tell you - this is one of the best things I have done for my dogs as well as myself! It has taken a little time but they finally walk in the door with tails wagging and kisses for the workers. The owner, Candy is an absolute sweetheart. She has been patient, kind, and understanding! And more importantly than that I TRUST HER!! She is great at communicatiing with me as far as what she is doing with them and so are her employees. Taking my girls to BU a couple times per week gives them interaction and takes some gullt away frome me - their mom - for leaving them home all day! She has a ton of different packages to offer so whatever you do don't let the price deter you! They also do grooming and boarding here." Renee E.
"Bark University is the best dog care facility I've been to yet. I had my pit bull Nala there from late 2013 until June 2014 when we moved to Miami, FL. Their trainer Candie not only picked my dog up every morning, but trained some of her less-desirable behaviors away and reinforced many of her great traits! Nala is a pit bull ambassador now. She has an extremely good temperament, is patient, and well-socialized. She plays very gently, and is the most well-disciplined animal ever. Bark U communicates to their clients about all the good and bad aspects of your dog's stay, and spends time to teach you tips and tricks. I miss them so much (S. Florida is really prejudicial against pit bulls). They really love dogs a lot. I will never find another great group of professionals like Candie and her team. I miss you guys!" Andrew N.
"My wife and I have been bringing our three dogs to Bark University for about a year and it is has been a dream. The staff is friendly and the dogs are treated wonderfully. Candy and her staff are fantastic. Any time we go out of town, we board our dogs at Bark U. I highly recommend anyone looking for dog sitting or boarding in Lake County to go to Bark University." Dan P.
"LOVE Bark U! We used Candy for pet sitting prior to her opening up Bark U.
Candy and her staff are top notch. We have done training, boarding, daycare, and grooming at Bark U and are beyond pleased with them all. Her staff are animal lovers who care about our dogs as much or more than we do! When our dogs are at Bark U, we frequently get texted pictures, videos and general updates. We had a senior dog who went to Bark U and was always given extra special TLC. We also have a special needs puppy, who requires special feeding and medication. I have complete confidence in their ability to properly take care of her when she is at Bark U. I truly feel as though they are as invested in my dogs as we are from a health and well being standpoint." Just like you D.
"HANDS DOWN BEST PLACE I HAVE EVER BEEN TO.
I will forever be coming here. They treated my dogs with love. So much that my dogs did not want to leave. Good prices. Friendly people. Dogs were happy. I love it.
Thank you for being amazing Bark University." Odemaris Torres
Please call (847) 367-9000 or use our contact form.
Mon-Fri 6:30 A.M.- 6:30 P.M.
Saturday 9 A.M.- 5 P.M.
Sunday 9 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Closed everyday from
12 - 1 P.M. for naptime
Bark U Training Tip #25:
Learn dog body language. This is incredibly important in being able to tell that your dog is not comfortable with the situation he or she is in. You don't want the negative implications that come with your dog feeling uncomfortable meeting a new dog or person. Forcing the issue can lead to a negative reaction in the moment and longer term issues down the line.