My Curious Canine was founded with the mission to be a place where behavior and wellness come together to meet the needs of dogs and their owners. We have offered a fear-free standard for dog training, grooming, dog walking, and pet sitting for years, and now we are excited to announce our newest expansion: The Bark Knoxville. Knoxville needs a community space to bring their dogs for play and essential care.
The Bark Knoxville
Beginning in Winter 2022, The Bark we will be able to perform those services on a larger scale as well as offering daycare and indoor dog park hours at night. We will offer safe playscapes for dogs and an inviting beer garden for their owners where they can watch their dog have the time of their life.
We are pursuing a 8500 sq ft space in the Downtown District of Knoxville. The Bark will be centrally located and just a short trip to historic North Knoxville, West Knoxville, Downtown, and the University of Tennessee.
Knoxville: A Dog Friendly City
Knoxville is one of the dog friendliest cities in America. We have one of the highest rates of dog ownership in the country and wonderful pet businesses and parks to enjoy; but all of Knoxville's dog parks are publicly owned and completely unregulated.
Lets be honest, public dog parks aren't always all fun and wagging tails. You never know if your dog is going to have the same play style as the other dogs there. You don't know if mean or aggressive dogs could be there. There are zero pet professionals around to notice and address negative interactions. The weather could have you dripping sweat, shivering or running back home to give your muddy dog a bath.
Indoor & Outdoor Play
Socializing is a must have part of your dog's care to ensure mental stability and happiness. Knoxville has a need for a privately owned dog park that offers indoor and outdoor play.
We will have temperament testing before admission. We will be able to track incidents as they arise and prevent problem dogs from reentering our play spaces until they have completed an applicable training program and can pass temperament testing.
The Bark will offer monthly memberships as well as day passes in additon to in-house grooming services, doggy day care, and both private and group training classes.
Is your dog's behavior not dog park ready? Book a free meet and greet with one of our trainers today!