Eugene
Dog Training & Enrichment

Help your dog be the best they can be

A content and well-trained dog contributes to a joyful family dynamic. At Central Bark® Eugene, our team of dog training experts utilizes enjoyable and positive, reward-based methods. They will help dogs of all ages in cultivating crucial life skills and behaviors.

We provide a range of training options, including individual sessions and enrichment programs. In addition, we have group classes that reinforce positive habits and strengthen the special bond you share with your dog. Training serves as the cornerstone for fostering responsible canine behavior and the development of happy, sociable, and well-rounded dogs.

Discover the advantages of dog training in Eugene, OR at Central Bark:

  • Personalized Instruction: Our training sessions are thoughtfully customized to cater to your dog’s unique needs and goals. Our skilled trainers offer guidance to address behavioral challenges or introduce new commands. This will ensure your dog receives the focused attention they need to thrive.
  • Group Classes for Skill Enhancement: Engage in our group classes to reinforce positive behaviors and promote your dog’s socialization in a safe and supportive environment. These sessions provide valuable opportunities for your furry companion to interact with fellow dogs and humans while mastering essential skills.
  • Fostering Exemplary Citizenship: Training serves as the cornerstone for responsible behavior. We instill positive routines and essential commands in your dog, shaping them into well-rounded individuals capable of confidently navigating social situations.
  • Deepening the Bond: Our training goes beyond mere command instruction. It cultivates trust, effective communication, and mutual understanding between you and your dog. This nurtures an affectionate, respectful partnership, strengthening your special connection with your four-legged companion.

Central Bark
Eugene

750 McKinley St,
Eugene, OR 97402Get Directions

(541) 505-7101

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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We can teach your dog:

  • Name Recognition: Ensure safety by teaching your dog to respond to their name using positive techniques. This builds a strong foundation for effective communication.
  • Fundamental Commands: Master crucial instructions like sit, stay, down, wait, and leave-it through positive reinforcement, refining their behavior and enhancing their obedience.
  • Door and Gate Etiquette: Train your dog to enter and exit calmly upon command, demonstrating polite behavior that makes daily routines smoother.
  • Relaxed Leash Walking: Enjoy pleasant strolls by instructing your dog to walk calmly on a slack leash, eliminating the hassle of pulling and making walks more enjoyable.
  • Addressing Concerns: Tackle issues such as separation anxiety, excessive barking, or destructive chewing with the guidance of our dedicated trainers. Together, let’s enrich your dog’s life and unlock their full potential.

Dog Training & Enrichment Options:

Eugene trainer with a corgi beside her at a doggy day care

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 dog trainer with corgi dog

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.

Training & Enrichment Add-ons

ServicePrice
Training Tutor (4 Sessions)
Training session during day care visit.
160
One-on-One Enrichment
Personalized session with interactive toys, puzzles, and games that exercise their body and mind.
20
Extra Rest Period Enrichment
One Rest Period Enrichment included with day care visit. Extra sessions can be added.
5

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.

Sarum R.
The Eugene Central Bark is amazing! Monika and the entire staff are professional, friendly, highly educated, knowledgeable and caring. They respond to emails/calls at lightning speed. My dog attends daycare and gets groomed at their facility. He gets spoiled with treats during his grooming session. He's a long-haired german shepherd [...]
Tawny V.
...After his first day of daycare Eugene (my adorable Bostie) was fantastically happy and exhausted. I got a wonderful report card on how his day went and how he played with other dogs, things they noticed, and anything I should watch out for. The structured day includes quiet alone time [...]
Gretta F.
Literally the best experience my dog has had at a doggy daycare. Could not give Central Bark a high enough review. Their groomer, Ettie, is amazing. He comes home clean and happy. Monika and James are dog lovers through and through. I know he is in good hands and is [...]
Lauren H.
Amazing! Staff are so welcoming and great! My dog has gone to day care since she was 6 months and I had a hard time finding ones I liked in Eugene. They are exactly what my girl needed 🙂 - Google Review
Rachel G.
Without a doubt, definitely recommend! They really love dogs, and I would trust them with my own furry family! You can get a sense pretty quickly how passionate they are about what they do, and how much love they put into it!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to potty train a puppy?

When 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. 

Potty training a puppy to eliminate outside can take just a few weeks or several months. But it will go more quickly if your training routine is consistent, and you’re consistent about taking your puppy outside every few hours. 

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.  

Learn more about our training classes.

Visit our Dog Blog for more helpful tips
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How do you train a dog?

No matter how long you’ve had your dog, it’s possible to teach them new skills and tricks. 

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

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

Learn more about our training classes.

Visit our Dog Blog for more helpful tips.

How long does dog training take?

The timeline for learning new behaviors and skills is as unique as every dog! Because each dog is an individual, with different learning histories, breed genetics, and preferences in reinforcers like treats and toys, there is no way to say for sure how long training will take. It’s also important to consider how much time each family has for daily training practice.

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 dog, with expert training and classes so you and your pup can learn and bond together. 

Learn more about our training classes.

Visit our Dog Blog for more helpful tips
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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 comprehensive dog care approach provides a diverse array of enjoyable and personalized products and services, all aimed at nurturing your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being and ensuring their happiness throughout their entire life.