Gurnee
Dog Training & Enrichment

Help your dog be the best they can be

Happy Dogs, Happy Families — A contented family includes a well-trained dog. Central Bark® Gurnee is dedicated to achieving this by using enjoyable, reward-based techniques with dogs of all ages. Our dog training experts help cultivate essential life skills and behaviors.

We provide individual training and enrichment sessions, along with group classes, to reinforce positive habits and strengthen the loving connection you share with your dog. Training lays the groundwork for responsible canine citizenship and the cultivation of joyful, sociable, and well-rounded dogs.

Explore the benefits of dog training at Central Bark Gurnee:

  • Tailored Instruction: Our training sessions are meticulously customized to address your dog’s unique needs and goals. Our seasoned trainers offer expert guidance to tackle behavioral issues or introduce new commands, ensuring your dog receives the individualized attention necessary for their success.
  • Group Classes for Skill Enhancement: Enroll in our group classes to reinforce positive behaviors and boost your dog’s socialization in a secure and supportive setting. These sessions offer valuable opportunities for your furry friend to interact with fellow dogs and humans while mastering essential skills.
  • Fostering Exemplary Canine Citizenship: Training lays the groundwork for responsible behavior. We instill positive routines and crucial commands in your dog, molding them into well-rounded individuals capable of confidently navigating social situations.
  • Strengthening the Bond: Our training transcends basic commands, promoting trust, effective communication, and mutual understanding between you and your dog. This nurtures an affectionate and respectful partnership, deepening the unique connection you share with your four-legged companion

Central Bark
Gurnee

3880 Grove Ave,
Gurnee, IL 60031Get Directions

(847) 672-6188

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Teach your dog:

  • Name Recognition: Ensure your dog’s safety by teaching them to respond to their name using positive techniques.
  • Fundamental Commands: Master essential instructions, including sit, stay, down, wait, and leave-it, through positive reinforcement, refining their behavior.
  • Door and Gate Etiquette: Train your dog to enter and exit calmly upon command, displaying polite behavior.
  • Relaxed Leash Walking: Enjoy peaceful walks by instructing your dog to walk calmly on a loose leash, eliminating pulling.
  • Additional Behaviors: Address concerns like separation anxiety, excessive barking, or destructive chewing with the assistance of our dedicated trainers. Together, let’s enrich your dog’s life and unlock their full potential.

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.

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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.

Dog Training Pricing

ServicePrice
Training Tutor
One-on-one training session during your dog’s visit to practice important cues and behavior skills. Packages available.
20
One-on-One Enrichment
Personalized session during your dog’s visit with interactive toys, puzzles, and games to exercise your dog’s body and mind. 
10
Rest Period Enrichment
Private space with calming interactive food toy to help your dog achieve a healthy balance of activity and rest. 
5

Group Dog Training Classes

Jessica looks forward to helping you and your dog work together to have the best relationship possible. Several training class options are available. Call us at 847-672-6188 to discuss your needs and sign up for a class.

If you have any concerns about food sensitivities or destructive tendencies, please speak to an associate at the front desk to discuss available options. All sales are final.

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Best place ever.. Fireball loves going there..everyone is amazing there!! We highly recommend Central Bark Gurnee!!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is dog training?

Dog training teaches a dog to perform certain behaviors, often in a variety of contexts. At Central Bark®, our training classes are based on the latest research and scientific understanding of dog behavior to enhance the bond between you and your dog.  

We use positive reward-based techniques to help puppies and dogs of all ages 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 can include food treats, time to play with a favorite toy, or verbal praise. 

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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. 

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What is positive reward-based dog training?

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 can include food treats, time to play with a favorite toy, or verbal praise. 

After decades of experience using reward-based training, we know it’s the most humane and effective way of training dogs and addressing unwanted behaviors. It’s the best way to build a loving, trusting bond that enhances your relationship between you and your dog for a lifetime of happiness together.

At Central Bark®, our focus on positive reinforcement has never wavered. We continuously update our skills and policies to stay at the forefront of new advances in behavioral science and positive reinforcement techniques.

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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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