About Central Bark Milwaukee Downtown

Dennis Malavsky has been a sale’s professional working as a Technical Sales Engineer for the past 15yrs. however his true passion is to increase the quality of life for all dogs through fostering, rescue, and now owning his own Central Bark franchise. Dennis is married to his high school sweetheart; Leslie of 21 yrs. Leslie works fulltime as a P.T.A. for Aurora, Lakeshore Medical.  Both Dennis and Leslie have always had a dream to own their own business in the dog industry. They have owned dogs and showed them winning numerous shows as amateurs going against professionals for confirmation, obedience, and agility. While they have no children, they have always considered and treated their dogs as their children and put as much effort if not more in insuring their dogs are excellent canine citizens. Dennis has done extensive self-research in the behavior and psychology of dogs along with training and teaching other dog owners wherever he goes the basics of good dog ownership.

Dennis and Leslie are excited to join the Central Bark Franchise and own the Central Bark located in downtown Milwaukee. To them, it’s a dream come true and exactly what they want to do with their lives.

Dennis and Leslie reside in Muskego with their 3 year old Bearded Collie Felix and 2 year old Sparky the Wonder Dog.

“We are so fortunate and greatly appreciate the opportunity to take care of your beloved dogs every day – nothing makes us happier!”

Dennis & Leslie, Central Bark Downtown Milwaukee Franchise Owners

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is dog grooming?

Dog grooming helps keep your dog clean, healthy, and comfortable. It can include anything from a simple brush-out or bath to a full spa day, complete with a grooming session and nail care.  All dogs are unique. Just like humans, your dog deserves personalized grooming for their size, breed, coat type, […]

Is it ok to board your dog?

Yes! When your dog spends the night with us, we do everything we can to ensure your dog has a safe place where they can feel well-rested.  Sleepovers at Central Bark® offer your dog a calm, relaxing sleepover in a place they can feel comfortable and loved. Because they’re in […]

What is dog training?

Dog training teaches a dog to perform certain behaviors, often in a variety of contexts. At Central Bark®, our training classes are based on the latest research and scientific understanding of dog behavior to enhance the bond between you and your dog.   We use positive reward-based techniques to help puppies […]

Can I see the complete facilities where my dog will be staying?

Of course! You are welcome to visit and tour the center before enrolling.  Contact us to schedule a tour

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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.

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