Atlanta Dog Training & Enrichment

Help your furry friend become the best version of themselves

In Atlanta, our team of dog training specialists employs positive, reward-based techniques to impart essential life skills and behaviors to dogs. Offering both individual training and enrichment sessions along with group classes, we aim to reinforce positive habits and enhance the connection between you and your dog.

Our training programs prioritize laying a robust foundation for positive canine behavior. The ultimate goal is to cultivate a happier, more sociable, and well-rounded dog that brings joy to your household.

Discover the advantages of dog training at Central Bark Atlanta:

  • Customized Instruction: Our training sessions are thoughtfully tailored to address the unique needs and goals of your dog. Seasoned trainers provide expert guidance to tackle behavioral issues or introduce new commands, ensuring your dog receives the personalized attention necessary for their success.
  • Group Classes for Skill Enhancement: Enroll in our group classes to reinforce positive behaviors and enhance your dog’s socialization in a secure and supportive environment. These sessions offer valuable opportunities for your furry friend to interact with fellow dogs and humans while mastering essential skills.
  • Promoting Exemplary Canine Citizenship: Training sets the foundation for responsible behavior. We instill positive routines and crucial commands in your dog, shaping them into well-rounded individuals capable of confidently navigating social situations.
  • Building a Stronger Bond: Our training goes beyond basic commands, fostering trust, effective communication, and mutual understanding between you and your dog. This cultivates an affectionate and respectful partnership, deepening the unique connection you share with your four-legged companion

Central Bark

1940 Briarwood Ct NE,
Atlanta, GA 30329Get Directions

(404) 248-2275

Open Today 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Complete Training Profile

Dog Tricks Taught at Central Bark Atlanta

Central Bark offers customized dog training programs that cater to each dog’s unique needs. The training services include a wide range of skills and behaviors, such as:

  • Name Recall: Teaching dogs to come when called, even in distracting environments, using positive reinforcement.
  • Basic Commands: Utilizing positive reinforcement techniques to teach essential commands such as sit, stay, down, wait, and leave-it. This enhances your dog’s behavior, making them easier to manage.
  • Door and Gate Control: Instructing dogs to wait patiently at doors and gates to prevent them from entering unsafe areas. Trainers can teach dogs to enter and depart on cue while waiting peacefully at gates and doors.
  • Loose-Leash Walking: Helping dogs learn to walk calmly on a loose leash, reducing tugging and making walks more enjoyable for both the owner and the dog.
  • Other Behaviors: Collaborating with the owner to address specific behaviors or issues such as separation anxiety, excessive barking, or destructive chewing.

Atlanta Dog Training & Enrichment Options:

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Training Tutor

Training sessions are available in both individual and group settings to reinforce good habits and foster the loving bond between the owner and their dog. Good canine citizenship is built on a foundation of training, which helps dogs become happy, social, and well-rounded pets. Contact Central Bark doggy day care now to find out more about their training options and improve the life of your furry friend.

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Enrichment Circuit Training

In addition to our daily Enrichment Dog Day Care activities, your dog will participate in a circuit of three, 30-minute sessions with our Enrichment Specialist and a group of just five dogs. Sessions include Small Group Play, Canine Fitness and Agility, and Semi-Private Training Tutor. Ask an associate to learn more.

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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.


Training & Enrichment Add-ons

Enrichment Circuit Training
Daily package. Three 30 min sessions with a group of five dogs. Includes a small group play session, canine fitness and agility session, and a semi-private Training Tutor session. Learn more
Training Tutor
One-on-one training session during your dog’s visit to practice important cues and behavior skills. Packages available.

Private School 

Our certified trainers will work one-on-one with you and your dog to address specific issues. Our trainers embrace Central Bark’s reward-based paw-losophy that focuses on fun and positive reinforcement. Rather than training being conducted in group settings, our trainers come to your home and work with your family on a one-on-one basis.

Each training package includes three one-hour sessions, thus ensuring that your pup accomplishes all of their desired skills. Additional sessions are always available upon request. 

Pricing based on service. Ask an associate for details.

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.

Dean F.
Been coming here since the start. Great staff, excellent grooming and they all really care about your fur kids!
Ivan M.
If you're looking for a place that makes your dog feel right at home and loved, this is the place! Not only is the staff knowledgeable and friendly but they genuinely care uniquely about every single dog. Plus the facility is always in top shape which is extra points!
Brittany A.
Our pups LOVE this place. I can't tell you what a God-send it is to have a place we can trust to care for our girls. We go once a week, and the staff know each dog by name and greet them with affection. Our pups are a handful (despite [...]
Courtney M.
My dog LOVES coming here! They always greet him by name and he is always so happy to see staff when we arrive. Drop off and pick up is always fast and easy, we love this place!
Alissa H.
After panicking, trying to find the perfect place to take my pup to be groomed, I found this place. I. LOVE. THIS. FACILITY. The staff is amazing and welcoming as soon as you walk in. They respond to emails and phone calls in a timely manner and your pup will [...]

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. 

Learn more about our training classes.

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What is dog day care?

Dog day care gives dogs a fun place to play with their friends while their owners are busy at home and work.

At Central Bark®, doggy daycare is our specialty, and nobody does it quite like us. We don’t just give dogs a place to play. We create a personalized program of activities that optimize your dog’s whole health – their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 

Central Bark goes beyond a traditional doggy day care with our unique Whole Dog Care philosophy. Our personalized approach helps enrich your dog’s whole health and well-being throughout their entire life so you can enjoy a healthy, happy, and loving life together.

The heart of our whole dog care approach is our Enrichment Doggy Day Care program. We combine Central Bark’s industry-leading doggy day care expertise with the latest dog behavior science. Our mission is to give dogs a balanced blend of exercise, social group play, learning, rest, and TLC. To help your dog be a healthy, happy, calm, and well-rounded member of your family.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

How much does dog training cost?

With a variety of training solutions available, training costs depend upon what kind of training you and your dog need. 

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you train your new puppy or older dog. Including group classes and Training Tutor sessions that can take place during day care. Our expert training and classes help you, and your dog learn and bond together. 

Learn more about our training classes.

What’s a Behavior Assessment and why is it important?

As part of joining the Central Bark® family, our expert staff conducts a thorough behavior assessment at your local Central Bark store. These assessments help ensure that your dog is placed with a playgroup they’re comfortable with so they can play safely every day they’re with us.

This four-day evaluation, while your dog participates in our Enrichment Day Care, assesses your dog’s:

  • Comfort and social skills with people 
  • Social skills and playstyle with other dogs to help determine the playgroup and play schedule they can benefit from the most
  • Comfort in both indoor and outdoor play spaces
  • Comfort in rest areas and a crate 
  • Ability to share resources like water and toys in social settings
  • Level of comfort taking treats in social settings

This process gives us a chance to get to know you and your dog while your dog gets acquainted with their new favorite place away from home. Through the entire four days, your dog’s comfort and safety is our top priority.

Once your pup passes all the behavior assessment elements, you are welcome to sign up for any of our daycare services or a sleepover!

To schedule a Behavior Assessment for your dog, please contact your local store.

NOTEPlease bring all required signed forms, vaccination proof, and a collar and leash for your behavior assessment.

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Central Bark Whole Dog Care

Our whole dog care approach offers a full range of fun and personalized products and services. To promote your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional health and happiness throughout their entire life.