Dog Training & Enrichment
Help your dog be the best they can be
A well-trained dog is a happy dog – and part of a happy family. At Central Bark® Atlanta, our dog training professionals use fun and positive, reward-based techniques to help dogs of all ages develop important life skills and behaviors.
We offer both individual training and enrichment sessions as well as group classes to reinforce good habits and foster the loving bond you have with your dog. Training builds a foundation for good canine citizenship and helps develop happy, social, and well-rounded dogs.
Certified Dog Trainer
Abby Seay has been a Georgia Peach all her life and knew early that animals had a very special place in her heart. Abby has been at Central Bark since 2016, beginning as a Dog Handler in playgroup, working her way up to Assistant Manager, becoming a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, and is now Store Manager of Central Bark! Abby has a fantastic relationship with all our clients – both two-legged and four-legged! As our trainer, Abby focuses on Training Tutor, Private School, In-Group Socialization, and Parent/Teacher sessions. She says that the best way to train any animal is to train the owner, and she loves to do so through education, helping families build a stronger bond with their pet through training. Abby strives to ensure parents aren’t just participating in a “training session” but instead are involved in a pawsitive relationship building experience with your best pal!!
Certified Dog Trainer
Kayla (known at Central Bark as KP) is originally from Virginia, and moved to the big city of Atlanta in search of big opportunities. She joined the Central Bark team in 2020 as a dog handler and worked her way up to Circuit Trainer, Assistant Manager, and now Certified Professional Dog Trainer. During her time at CB, she developed a growing passion for teaching, and with the love of teaching, and an absolute soft spot for dogs. Training was the perfect combination of the two! KP has been learning the “ways of the woo” alongside Caren and Abby for the past 12 months and is now excited to give back. Her focus with dog training is Training Tutor, Private School, In-Group Socialization, and Group Classes. Her goal is to create positive and unbreakable bonds between any dog and owner team and to bridge the communication gap. “The best way to communicate and build a relationship with your dog is with tons of TLC, understanding, and play!”
Certified Dog Trainer
Caren embraces Central Bark’s reward-based paw-losophy that focuses on fun and positive reinforcement. Caren is a CPDT and ABC certified trainer, and has been training dogs since 2010. Caren was one of the first to join the Central Bark team shortly after it’s opening in 2014! Caren focuses on our Private School Program. Rather than training being conducted in group settings, Caren comes to your home and works with your family and your pup on a one-on-one basis. While Caren is thrilled to work with families on basic obedience, Caren’s is also truly passionate about working with a dog that may have developed a negative reaction to an experience; a dog who might be displaying some fear or reactivity. Helping these dogs become more comfortable with their surroundings is one of the most rewarding parts of training for Caren.
Dog Training & Enrichment Gallery
Training & Enrichment Add-ons
|Enrichment Circuit Training|
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. Learn more
Training session during day care visit. Packages available.
Personalized session with interactive toys, puzzles, and games that exercise their body and mind.
|Rest Period Enrichment|
One Rest Period Enrichment included with day care visit. Extra sessions can be added.
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.
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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.
Been coming here since the start. Great staff, excellent grooming and they all really care about your fur kids!
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!
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 our best efforts). It is easy to tell that all of the staff really do love the dogs in their care. AND, they go out of their way to make play groups safe and attentive to specific needs/ doggy relationships. We were able to have a "go-bag" packed and ready to board our girls here when our daughter was born. It was awesome to have that kind of support. Thanks, Central Bark!
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!
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 be absolutely head over heels for the people. Lastly, the puppy enrichment program is a must - my pup had a pup card and videos to show how he behaved that day. They reinforced all of the commands he had been learning and it showed! Go people, go!