Charlotte-Matthews
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® Charlotte-Matthews, 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. 

Central Bark
Charlotte-Matthews

9600 Monroe Rd,
Charlotte, NC 28270Get Directions

(704) 261-3061

Closed By Appointment Only

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Dog Training & Enrichment Options:

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.

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.

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.

Our Trainer

Melissa

Melissa, or Melly as her friends and coworkers call her, is an art driven person, always finding ways to add more personality to her drawings/paintings, wardrobe and even the furniture in her room. She enjoys shopping for clothes and items to make a living space homier and beautiful. When she gets inspired to create something, she goes for it, even painting her shelves with animal designs. Alongside art, Melly always had a huge admiration for animals – the purity of their personalities and their loyalty to the ones they love. Her childhood dream was to travel and see every animal in the world. She enjoys going to zoos and just finished working with reptiles, small animals and fish at a pet store. Melly is excited to start a new experience at Central Bark. She knows there’s a lot to learn and looks at animals with the most caring and empathetic mindset, as she says, “they deserve the very best”!

Melly is also a big foodie and will eat everything, especially if there’s mango or cake involved or even mango on cake. She is very into music as well, playing keyboard and learning about music production in a lot of different aspects. Melly is raising a wood turtle and is proud to have a healthy reptile child. She understands the feeling of wanting the very best for your pups and “will work my best with others to make sure all our future furry visitors are happy staying with us

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Pricing

Training & Enrichment Add-ons

Training Tutor
Training session during day care visit.
20
One-on-One Enrichment
Personalized session with interactive toys, puzzles, and games that exercise their body and mind.
15
Extra Rest Period Enrichment
One Rest Period Enrichment included with day care visit. Extra sessions can be added.
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.

Tara W.

I am a first time dog owner with a puppy that had never been to a groomer. The staff at Central Bark was wonderful! I received great advice on his nails and coat and his trim looks great!

Frequently Asked Questions

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