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.
Hello, I’m Carly Brown! I’ve had a passion for animals since I was a young child and I’m so grateful that my professional journey has led me here. I am certified as both a Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a Fear-Free Professional. As a trainer, I value science-based approaches to learning and am committed to practicing reward-based methods of teaching.
Every year I aim to progress my knowledge and practical skills by staying up to date as science and the animal training industry continues to grow. I regularly attend continuing education opportunities, both at in-person national conferences, like Clicker Expo, and virtually through venues like Control Unleashed and The Lemonade Conference, among many others.
When working with dogs I love to train life skills, support behavior through behavior modification, and explore the world of dog sports like disc, nose work, and competitive obedience. I live on a 16-acre farm with my husband, multi-dog household, horses, and cats; I love my crew!
Dog Training & Enrichment Gallery
Dog Day Care Add-ons
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!
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 http://www.thecaninelearner.com for more details or contact Carly at 414-218-1147 or email@example.com.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The timeline for learning new behaviors and skills is as unique as every dog! Because each dog is an individual, with different learning histories, breed genetics, and preferences in reinforcers like treats and toys, there is no way to say for sure how long training will take. It’s also important to consider how much time each family has for daily training practice.
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 dog, with expert training and classes so you and your pup can learn and bond together.
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.
NOTE: Please bring all required signed forms, vaccination proof, and a collar and leash for your behavior assessment.
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 avoiding 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.
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.