Amarillo
Dog Training & Enrichment

Help your dog be the best they can be

A well-behaved dog is a joy to have around, adding to the happiness of the whole family. At Central Bark® Amarillo, our dog training experts employ positive, reward-based methods to teach dogs of all ages essential life skills and behaviors.

We provide personalized one-on-one training sessions as well as group classes and enrichment activities to reinforce positive behaviors and strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend. Training lays the groundwork for good canine manners and promotes the development of happy, sociable, and well-rounded dogs.

Discover the advantages of dog training at Central Bark in Amarillo, TX:

  • Tailored Guidance: Our training sessions are customized to suit your dog’s unique needs and objectives. Our skilled trainers provide personalized coaching to address behavior issues or teach new commands, ensuring your dog receives the individualized attention required for success.
  • Group Classes for Skill Building: Join our group classes to reinforce positive behaviors and promote socialization in a safe and encouraging setting. These classes offer valuable opportunities for your dog to interact with other dogs and people while honing essential skills.
  • Cultivating Responsible Behavior: Training lays the groundwork for good citizenship. We impart positive habits and fundamental commands to your dog, molding them into well-rounded individuals capable of navigating social environments confidently and responsibly.
  • Strengthening the Bond: Our training goes beyond basic commands, fostering trust, effective communication, and mutual understanding between you and your dog. This fosters a loving and respectful relationship, deepening the special connection you share with your canine companion.

Central Bark
Amarillo

5001 S Western St,
Amarillo, TX 79109Get Directions

(806) 437-1060

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Teach your dog:

  • Name Recognition: Ensure your dog responds promptly and positively when called, promoting safety and communication.
  • Basic Commands: Teach your dog essential instructions like sit, stay, down, wait, and leave-it using positive reinforcement to reinforce good behavior.
  • Door and Gate Manners: Train your dog to enter and exit calmly on command, encouraging polite behavior around entryways.
  • Loose Leash Walking: Enjoy peaceful walks by teaching your dog to walk calmly without pulling on the leash, making outings more enjoyable for both of you.
  • Address Specific Challenges: Receive assistance from our experienced trainers in addressing issues such as separation anxiety, excessive barking, or destructive chewing, ensuring a harmonious relationship with your furry friend.

Dog Training & Enrichment Options

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Training Tutor

Personalized one-on-one training sessions during day care visits help your dog develop important skills and behaviors like name recall, sit, stay, down, wait, leave-it, door and gate control, and loose-leash walking. Excellent for your dog and easy for you! Your dog will come home tired and well-socialized, with the training and skills they need to be a well-behaved member of your family.

Central Bark Amarillo dog trainer

One-on-One Enrichment

Personalized One-on-One Enrichment sessions give your dog the extra attention they love and the freedom to use their senses and safely explore their instincts through interactive toys, puzzles, and games. It’s fun and rewarding and exercise their bodies and minds and engage their senses. Add complexity with fitness and agility equipment.

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Rest Period Enrichment

Your dog gets to relax and recharge in their own private space with calming interactive toys and healthy food pairings tailored to their preferences and diet. It promotes physical and mental relaxation which can help them achieve a healthy balance of play, learning, and rest. It can also help them become more comfortable in crates by building positive associations.

Pricing

Training & Enrichment Add-ons

ServicePrice
Training Tutor
One-on-one training session during your dog’s visit to practice important cues and behavior skills. Packages available.
20
One-on-One Enrichment
Personalized session during your dog’s visit with interactive toys, puzzles, and games to exercise your dog’s body and mind.
15
Extra Rest Period Enrichment
Private space with calming interactive food toy to help your dog achieve a healthy balance of activity and rest.
5

Group Dog Training Classes

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Packages available. Prepaid packages are nonrefundable. All sales are final. 
If you have any concerns about food sensitivities or toys, please speak to an associate at the front desk to discuss options. All sales are final.

Kim Davis
I just know that everyone there makes me feel more at ease with my little Bama.  
Mikayla Paschel
Megan deserves a raise! She is the best and always does such a fantastic job with Gretyl and her stubbornness. Seriously, she does such a good job each time! 
April Lee
Always great service for this facility. They treat our dog Broady like family. I would give them 10 stars. Thank you Central Bark for your continuous hospitality.
Donna Alexander
Scout is always excited to go to doggie daycare. And he looks great after being groomed. Thank you. 
Megan Gaitan
Y’all were incredible!!! We were so nervous leaving our sweet girl for our vacation. But y’all made her so happy! We can tell she was well taken care of and had a blast! She will definitely be back!
Dawn Trahern
Thank you for helping us socialize our new puppies! We appreciate the care you have shown them both.  They love coming to Central Bark and we have noticed a huge improvement in their behavior!
Ruth Rutledge
Central Bark in Amarillo is the nicest place. I call, and they are always friendly, they remember Ava, and can get her in when I need them to. I can't clip Ava's nails, the vet had to put a muzzle on Ava to clip her nails. Meagan clips Ava's nails [...]
J'Melle Fletcher
Doing a super great job.  Shelby is a happy camper with her spa time.  🙂
Tracy McClain
Everyone at this facility very friendly. We have been looking for years for a nice clean place for our dogs and we have finely found a great place. Thanks Central Bark keep up the good work.
Bill Archinal
Mavis seems to really like Central Bark.  The pics I see on Instagram show her quite active with other dogs, and she comes home in the evening extremely tired.  I know she has played all day and she loves playing with other dogs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you crate train a dog?

For dogs, being comfortable in a crate is a life skill that is incredibly useful for them and their owners. If you have ever traveled with your dog or had the unfortunate experience of an overnight stay at the vet, knowing your dog is comfortable in a crate is immeasurably comforting. 

Crate training can take just days or a few months, based on your dog’s age, temperament, and past experiences with crates. The two keys to successful crate training are to keep the experience positive and go slowly.

When your puppy is not in their crate, keep the door open and reward them every time they choose to enter, even if you didn’t ask them to enter it. When crating your puppy, give them a safe enrichment item (like a stuffed Kong) that will keep them busy and allow them to self-soothe while confined. Remember that crate training should take place in a series of small, slow steps that will help your puppy become more comfortable.

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you care for your new puppy. Our Enrichment Day Care gives puppies all the socialization, exercise, mental stimulation, and rest they need for a lifetime of happiness with you and your family. We also offer expert training and classes so you and your puppy can learn and bond together. 

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How do you train a puppy?

Whether you’re crate training, leash walking, or potty training your pup, consistency is key. It’s crucial to establish a routine, practice positive reinforcement, supervise your puppy (especially when potty training), and avoid punishing your puppy when mistakes happen. 

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you train your puppy. We offer expert training and classes so you and your puppy can learn and bond together. 

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What is dog training?

Dog training teaches a dog to perform certain behaviors, often in a variety of contexts. At Central Bark®, our training classes are based on the latest research and scientific understanding of dog behavior to enhance the bond between you and your dog.  

We use positive reward-based techniques to help puppies and dogs of all ages develop essential life skills and behaviors that will enrich their lives at home and day care. These methods set dogs up to succeed and reward them for performing desired behaviors. Rewards are tailored to the dog’s preferences and can include food treats, time to play with a favorite toy, or verbal praise. 

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Is 5 months too old to train a puppy?

Not at all! It’s never too early or too late to begin building positive associations and using reward-based methods to teach your puppy new skills and behaviors.

Establish a training schedule now to help your puppy learn desired behaviors like walking nicely on a leash and basic cues like sit, stay, and loose-leash walking. Practicing these skills at home is critical, but it’s always a good idea to enlist the help of a professional to get a jump start teaching your puppy all the things you want them to know and set them up for success! Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you train your dog, including expert training and classes, so you and your puppy can learn and bond together. 

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