Dog Training & Enrichment

Assist your furry friend in reaching their full potential with our expert dog training services.

At Central Bark Mequon, our skilled trainers utilize positive, reward-based techniques to teach essential life skills and behaviors to dogs. We offer individual training, enrichment sessions, and group classes, all designed to reinforce positive habits and foster a strong bond between you and your dog.

Our training programs focus on establishing a solid foundation for positive canine behavior. By emphasizing this, we aim to cultivate a happier, more sociable, and well-rounded dog that brings joy to your life.

Central Bark

11035 N. Weston Drive,
Mequon, WI 53092Get Directions

(262) 512-9663

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Dog Tricks Taught at Central Bark Mequon

Central Bark offers customized dog training programs tailored to meet the unique needs of each dog. Our comprehensive training services encompass a wide range of skills and behaviors, including:

  • Name Recall: This fundamental skill is essential for every dog owner. Using positive reinforcement techniques, we teach dogs to come when called, even in distracting environments.
  • Basic Commands: Dogs should be familiar with basic commands such as sit, stay, down, wait, and leave-it. Through positive reinforcement, we instill these essential skills, leading to improved behavior and easier management of your dog.
  • Door and Gate Control: Teaching dogs to wait patiently at doors and gates helps prevent them from rushing into unsafe areas. Our trainers can guide dogs to enter and exit on command while maintaining a peaceful wait at gates and doors.
  • Loose-Leash Walking: Dogs that constantly pull on the leash can be both frustrating and potentially dangerous. Our trainers can help teach dogs to walk calmly on a loose leash, creating a more enjoyable walking experience for both the owner and the dog.
  • Other Behaviors: Our skilled trainers are equipped to address various behaviors or issues such as separation anxiety, excessive barking, or destructive chewing. Working alongside you and your dog, we provide guidance and strategies to address these specific concerns.

With Central Bark’s customized training programs, you can expect positive and effective results, fostering a well-behaved and harmonious relationship between you and your furry companion.

Mequon Dog Training & Enrichment Options:

Training Tutor

Experience personalized one-on-one training sessions during day care visits, where your dog will develop essential skills and behaviors. From name recall to sit, stay, down, wait, leave-it, door and gate control, and loose-leash walking, our expert trainers make it easy for your dog to excel. They’ll come home tired, well-socialized, and equipped with the training needed to be a well-behaved member of your family.

One-on-One Enrichment

Treat your dog to personalized One-on-One Enrichment sessions, providing them with the extra attention they adore. These sessions allow them to use their senses and safely explore their instincts through interactive toys, puzzles, and games. It’s both fun and rewarding, exercising their bodies, stimulating their minds, and engaging their senses. For an added challenge, we offer complexity with fitness and agility equipment.

Rest Period Enrichment

Give your dog the opportunity to relax and recharge in their own private space. Our Rest Period Enrichment includes calming interactive toys and healthy food pairings tailored to their preferences and diet. It promotes physical and mental relaxation, helping them achieve a healthy balance of play, learning, and rest. This enrichment can also assist in crate training by fostering positive associations and making them more comfortable.


Dog Day Care Add-ons

Training Tutor
One-on-one training session during your dog’s visit to practice important cues and behavior skills. Packages available.
Canine Fitness & Agility Session
Add complexity with fitness and agility equipment to keep your dog in shape and having a blast!
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.

Certified Dog Trainer Referral

Central Bark Mequon works closely with Carly Brown, CPDT-KA; Fear Free Certified and Owner of The Canine Learner, LLC. Visit her website at for more details or contact Carly at 414-218-1147 or

Group dog training classes are postponed at this time. Carly is currently offering private in-home training and we will be collaborating on new educational offerings coming soon! Stay tuned for new ways to learn and grow with your beloved furry family members!

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. All sales are final.

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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. 

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.

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.

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

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.