Dog Training & Enrichment

Unlock your dog’s full potential

A well-trained dog is happy, which brings happiness to the whole family. At Central Bark® Manitowoc, our dog training experts use fun and positive techniques to help dogs of all ages learn important skills and behaviors.

We provide different services, like one-on-one training sessions and enrichment activities. We also offer group classes that strengthen positive habits and build a strong connection between you and your dog.

You will find both individual training and enrichment sessions as well as group classes. These will 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. 

Discover the benefits of dog training at Central Bark Manitowoc:

  • Personalized Training: Our sessions are tailored to your dog’s specific needs and goals. Whether you want to address behavior issues or teach new commands, our trainers work closely with you and your dog to achieve the results you want.
  • Group Classes for Reinforcement: Join our classes to reinforce positive behaviors and encourage socialization in a safe environment.
  • Cultivating Good Citizenship: Our training programs lay the foundation for responsible behavior. By teaching positive habits and important commands, we help your dog become a well-rounded and socially skilled member of your family and community.
  • Strengthening the Bond: Training is more than just following commands; it strengthens the connection between you and your dog. Our sessions focus on trust, effective communication, and understanding, fostering a loving and respectful relationship.

Central Bark

1910 Mirro Dr,
Manitowoc, WI 54220Get Directions

(920) 652-9663

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Teach your dog:

Central Bark is here to help you improve your dog’s life with our services. Here are the important things we focus on:

  • Name Recall: It’s crucial for your dog to come when you call their name. Our trainers use positive reinforcement to teach this skill, ensuring your dog’s safety.
  • Basic Commands: We teach dogs essential commands like sit, stay, down, wait, and leave-it. Through positive reinforcement, we help dogs master these commands, improving their behavior and making them easier to handle.
  • Door and Gate Control: Dogs need to learn to wait patiently at doors and gates. Our trainers can teach your dog how to enter and exit calmly on command, while also waiting politely at doors and gates.
  • Loose-Leash Walking: We believe walks should be enjoyable for both you and your dog. Our trainers can help teach your dog to walk calmly on a loose leash, eliminating pulling and making walks more pleasant.
  • Additional Behaviors: We can also help with other issues like separation anxiety, excessive barking, or destructive chewing. Our dedicated trainers are committed to helping your dog reach their full potential and be the best they can be.

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.

Central Bark brown dog playing

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.

Pricing for Dog Training Services

Training & Enrichment Add-ons

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

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.

Barry N.
Have been using Central Bark Manitowoc for about six years now; consistently a great experience both with day care and over nights. Great stuff!
Mary G.
Daisy loves Central Bark and goes once a week with the doggo next door. [...] Daisy agrees, Fridays are great days at Central Bark: love, caring, wrestling and running. Oh, treat time, soft music and napping. Best: cuddles from the staff.
Ryan M.
I've used them only for grooming services, but they've always been extremely friendly, and give a great haircut for my pup.
Hagen S.
Great place for small group play for our pooch. They take wonderful care to make sure your dog has an optimal experience. They share quite a bit of info about your dog's visit. Wonderful staff!
Tim M.
Our dog Lily loves going there! Very friendly staff!
Tim F.
I would trust these folks with my children! I tell everyone. So trustworthy and caring.
Karen M.
My dog loves it here. Employees are friendly and really enjoy working with the dogs.
Ken B.
Our dog loves going here to play with other dogs
Candy R.
Our dog Bertha loves going to day care at Central Bark. She plays and romps all day. I Love that they give reports on her days there. It’s nice that they have pick up and drop off services too.
Kristin S.
My dog is obsessed with this place to the point where he begins to completely lose his mind when we turn onto their street. He loves playing with his friends all day. I love that he has a safe environment to go be the wild man that he is while [...]

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

Learn more about our training classes.

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. 

Learn more about our training classes.

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What is dog day care?

Dog day care gives dogs a fun place to play with their friends while their owners are busy at home and work.

At Central Bark®, doggy daycare is our specialty, and nobody does it quite like us. We don’t just give dogs a place to play. We create a personalized program of activities that optimize your dog’s whole health – their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 

Central Bark goes beyond a traditional doggy day care with our unique Whole Dog Care philosophy. Our personalized approach helps enrich your dog’s whole health and well-being throughout their entire life so you can enjoy a healthy, happy, and loving life together.

The heart of our whole dog care approach is our Enrichment Doggy Day Care program. We combine Central Bark’s industry-leading doggy day care expertise with the latest dog behavior science. Our mission is to give dogs a balanced blend of exercise, social group play, learning, rest, and TLC. To help your dog be a healthy, happy, calm, and well-rounded member of your family.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

How do you train a puppy?

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 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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Central Bark Whole Dog Care

We offer a wide range of products and services made just for your dog, so they can be healthy and happy. Our goal is to help your dog feel their best, both physically and mentally, for their entire life.