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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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 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.

Our Trainers

Lauren of Collie & Corso

Lauren of Collie & Corso

We have partnered with certified, Force-Free trainer Lauren of Collie & Corso to host Small Group dog training classes at our location!

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.

Dog Training & Enrichment Gallery

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

What is the best way to train a dog?

After decades of experience, we know that reward-based training is the most humane and effective way to train dogs and address unwanted behaviors. With reward-based training, you can build a loving, trusting bond that enhances your relationship with your dog for a lifetime of happiness.

Positive reward-based techniques help puppies and dogs 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 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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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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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.