Madeira-Indian Hill Dog Training & Enrichment

Unlock your dog’s full potential with Central Bark dog training

A happy and balanced household includes a well-behaved dog. At Central Bark® Madeira-Indian Hill, our team of dog training experts employs positive and engaging methods. They focus on rewards to help dogs of all ages learn essential life skills and behaviors.

Our services encompass personalized training sessions and enrichment programs, as well as group classes. These are crafted to reinforce positive behaviors and strengthen the special bond you share with your dog. Through our training initiatives, we lay the foundation for responsible canine citizenship. At the same time, we promote the development of joyful, social, and adaptable dogs.

Discover the advantages of dog training at Central Bark in Madeira, OH:

  • Personalized Guidance: Our training sessions will suit your dog’s individual needs and objectives. Expert trainers offer assistance to address behavioral issues or teach new commands.
  • Group Classes for Practice: Participate in our group classes to reinforce positive behaviors and help your dog socialize. These classes provide valuable opportunities for your furry friend to interact with other dogs and people while mastering essential skills.
  • Fostering Good Citizenship: Training establishes the groundwork for responsible behavior. We instill positive routines and fundamental commands in your dog, molding them into well-rounded individuals.
  • Strengthening the Bond: Our training extends beyond basic commands, nurturing trust and effective communication. This fosters a loving and respectful partnership, deepening the special connection you share with your canine companion.

Central Bark
Madeira-Indian Hill

8185 Camargo Rd,
Madeira, OH 45243Get Directions


Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Dog Training & Enrichment Options

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Training Tutor

At Central Bark, we offer personalized one-on-one training sessions during your dog’s day care visits. Our expert trainers focus on developing crucial skills and behaviors such as name recall, sit, stay, down, wait, leave-it, door and gate control, and loose-leash walking. These tailored sessions are designed to be convenient for you and beneficial for your dog. After a day filled with training and socialization, your furry friend will return home tired yet well-socialized, equipped with the necessary training and skills to become 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.


Training and Enrichment Add-ons

Training Tutor
One-on-one training session during your dog’s visit to practice important cues and behavior skills. Packages available.
Training Tutor Plus
Your dog will receive an hour of personalized learning, enrichment, and play with a Central Bark Certified Enrichment Specialist. Day care enrollment is not required.
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. 
Rest Period Enrichment
Private space with calming interactive food toy to help your dog achieve a healthy balance of activity and rest. 

Group Dog Training Classes

Puppy Preschool
Your growing puppy has a lot to learn! In this class, we’ll help you and your puppy take your relationship and understanding of communication to the next level. With a focus on positive socialization, comfort conditioning, and confidence building, you’ll practice all the skills needed to support your puppy on their journey to the next stage of development!
This 6-week class is for puppies between 8-16 weeks of age.
All puppies must be current on DHPP and Bordetella vaccinations.
Basic Life Skills
In this group class, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your hands-on training and management skills with your dog, no matter their age! You’ll work on developing strong foundations for important life skills like recall, loose-leash walking, stationary behaviors, and relaxation around distractions. 
This 6-week class is for dogs of all ages!
All dogs must be current on Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella vaccinations.
This class is not suitable for dogs who are reactive* to other dogs or people.
*Reactive in this context can be described as persistent barking, growling, or lunging toward other dogs or people while on leash. This may or may not include the ability to eat treats while in the presence of other dogs or people.
Intermediate Life Skills
In this group class, you’ll continue developing all the important life skills that you laid the foundations for in the Basic Life Skills class. You’ll start to combine your skills to mimic real-life scenarios, with more training challenges in class and at home! 
This 6-week class is for dogs of all ages, who have completed the prerequisite class: Basic Life Skills. 
All dogs must be current on Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella vaccinations. 
Private School
1 family session

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.

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.

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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. 

Learn more about our training classes.

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Why choose doggy day care for your dog?

There’s no bond like the one between our furry best friends and us. We love our dogs and want to give them the best life possible. But it can be challenging to fulfill all their needs to stay healthy and happy for a lifetime. Doggy day care gives pups a place to play and learn in a safe environment, with the socialization, mental stimulation, and physical exercise their minds and bodies need to stay healthy for a lifetime. 

  • Dogs get to socialize. Dogs are social creatures. Positive experiences with new humans, new dogs, and new environments are essential to a well-rounded pup.
  • Dogs learn social skills. Dogs learn from other dogs – they’re always teaching each other what is (and isn’t) appropriate social behavior. Doggy day care staff can also help support safe play and practice healthy social behaviors.
  • Dogs get more exercise. Exercise helps your dog maintain a healthy weight and muscle tone while improving their mood and providing a healthy outlet for their physical and mental energy, meaning they can be more relaxed at home.  
  • Dogs get human attention. Your dog will get the care and love they need while you’re at work or school.  
  • Parents get a break. Doggy day care can give you a day off from responsibilities, while your dog gets what they need to be a healthier, more well-adjusted pet.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

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 Whole Dog Care approach offers a full range of fun and personalized products and services to promote your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional health and happiness throughout their entire life.