Madison Southeast
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® Madison Southeast, 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
Madison Southeast

2530 Advance Rd,
Madison, WI 53718Get Directions

(608) 663-8300

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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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 Trainers

Aimee

Aimee is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Communications. She began working for Patricia McConnell, PhD in 1996 and bought the business in 2007 and continues to offer group classes and behavior consultations in the Madison area.  Aimee is co-author of Family Friendly Dog Training. Aimee and her American Eskimo Dog, Keanu spend many weekends a year traveling to compete in agility. Keanu earned his Masters Agility Championship (MACH) title on June 21, 2003 and his MACH2 in December, 2004. Keanu finished as the #1 AKC American Eskimo for the year 2003 and finished 15th overall at the AKC Agility National Championships in the 16″ division in 2004. Aimee has taken many lessons and attended camps with some of the top agility handlers in the country.Currently Aimee is training her new Miniature American Eskimo Wintersun’s High Society “Pippa”

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Pricing

Training & Enrichment Add-ons

Training Tutor
Training session during day care visit.
20
Fitness & Agility
Add complexity with fitness and agility equipment to keep your dog in shape and having a blast!
20
One-on-One Enrichment
Personalized session with interactive toys, puzzles, and games that exercise their body and mind.
10
Rest Period Enrichment
One Rest Period Enrichment included with day care visit. Extra sessions can be added.
5

Group Dog Training Classes

Our training is provided by Dog’s Best Friend. Our classes may include Puppy Socialization and Beginning Class. To learn more visit http://www.dogsbestfriendtraining.com.

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.

Sarah B.

Great place for doggy day care and boarding!! My pup loves coming to this Central Bark. He always has a smile on his face when he is dropped off for boarding and sleeps well after each sleepover experience 🙂

Allison H.

We just moved to Madison from Rochester where our dog Chester went to a Central Bark. The Madison Central Bark is just as awesome! Welcoming staff, super friendly, and Chester comes home exhausted! So thankful we decided to go back to a Central Bark again.

Lana N.

Very happy we found this place for our German Shepherd, Maddux. They are so good to him and he’s so excited when he gets there. You can totally tell they love what they do. Highly recommend!!

Candy P.

We've been taking our dog Crouton to Central Bark for several months and she loves it there! She seems to have lots of fun and get plenty of exercise. The staff is super helpful and genuinely seem to love dogs. It's not cheap, but it's worth it!

Francessa A.

We just adopted our dog Hero a few months ago and we've taken him here a few times for the stay and plays and for the grooming services. So far we absolutely love it. The staff are great and really take the time to get to know the dogs and listen to the owner's requests. Being a rescue, Hero has a lot of anxiety and the first couple of times we came here he was afraid of even walking into the building. The third time he remembered where we were and almost ran in, which we take as a great sign! Definitely will continue coming back for their dog day care services

Carla S.

My dog Cooper loves going to ‘school’ at Central Bark!! We got him very young (6wks) and my boyfriend & I both work full time. We felt horrible leaving him home alone! Even though we would come home on our lunch break, it just still made us feel like bad parents.Cooper has been going to Central Bark for approximately 4 months now & he loves it, & they love him too! When it’s time to go home, he never wants to leave!I love that they offer grooming services, & overnights! (Both of which we use) ! Each day they post pictures on Facebook and a few days a week you get a report card which is so cute! Everyone is very nice & knowledgeable! Having a puppy (first time dog owner, & to a puppy!!) they answer all my questions and offer suggestions, which I appreciate.Cooper especially loves Ms. Jay & Ms. Mikayla! Even the crew that allow him to get dropped off early in the morning, for a very small charge. Well worth it!! If you are looking for a daycare, grooming services, overnights, I would HIGHLY recommend Central Bark! Be assured your ‘baby’ will be given high class treatment!!

Andrea S.

Our dog loves this place!! She gets so excited when she gets there and the staff is always so helpful and all smiles. She is also so tried from playing all day we get some nice cuddles ❤️We have also done sleepovers and they always take great care of her! Thanks!

Julia A.

My dog Millie and I love Central Bark. It’s her favorite place to go besides the dog park. The staff is always so pleasant, and always remember Millie even if we haven’t been there for awhile. It’s affordable and after a long shift at work, it’s nice to pick up a high energy puppy that’s played with her friends all day. I couldn’t recommend Central Bark enough!

Emmeline J.

Central Bark is without a doubt the single best Doggie DayCamp in Wisconsin.We’ve been to other places and no one has cared and loved our BellaLuna like they have. She has become more trusting, more social, and has learned so much from her time here. 10/10 for sure!

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