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® Milwaukee Downtown, 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.
Taylor graduated from UW-River Falls with her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Behavior. She became part of the Central Bark family in 2019 in Rochester, Minnesota as a enrichment specialist and store manager. She began her training career working as an assistant trainer and teaching puppy and adult manners classes! She learned positive reinforcement based training techniques to help humans understand how their dogs learn and build a strong human-animal bond with their pets! Last fall, she moved to Wisconsin and in February she joined the Central Bark Downtown team as a handler, manager, and trainer. Taylor has a full house with four dogs of her own: Sebastian (English Cream Retriever, 7); Wolfy (Golden Retriever, 5); Ivan (German Shepherd mix, 1.5); and Remi (Labrador Retriever, 1).
Julia joined the Central Bark Downtown team in July of 2019. She is a CPDT-KA certified dog trainer and loves teaching training classes and working with the dogs enrolled in daycare. She enjoys helping new dog owners to build a better relationship with their furry friends and problem solving any mischievous behaviors. Prior to coming to work for Central Bark Downtown, Julia’s experiences consist earning her bachelors of Psychology with heavy focus on behavior modification. These experiences consisted of time spent volunteering with a service dog organization and studying operant conditioning in a canine lab. She learned how to uses positive reinforcement training methods, making it fun for the owner and dog learn basic cues and important life skills. When she is not teaching training classes and life skills, Julia can be found on outdoor adventures from kayaking to hiking with her rescue dog Nova!
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Training & Enrichment Add-ons
Individual training during day care visit. Practice behavior skills
like sit, stay, lay down, leave it, loose-leash walking, and tricks.
Training Tutor Packages
|Canine Fitness & Agility|
Add complexity with fitness and agility equipment to keep your dog in shape and having a blast!
|One-on-One Enrichment Session|
Personalized session with interactive toys, puzzles, and games that exercise their body and mind.
|Extra Rest Period Enrichment Session|
Private space with calming interactive food toys and healthy food pairings to help your dog achieve a healthy balance of rest, play, and learning.
Dog Training Classes
6-week group class for dogs under 16 weeks, socialization and intro to basic obedience.
Prepare your puppy for a lifetime at your side
Puppies 7 to 18 weeks of age
The course starts Tuesday, February 28th 2023, at 7pm.
This course uses group play to help your puppy become social with people and other dogs while reducing fear development in their new world. Traditional behaviors like “sit” and “leave it” are touched on, but the primary emphasis is on social skills and a good recall as well as understanding and trouble-shooting common puppy behavior issues like mouthing and potty training. This course is for puppies up to 18 weeks of age and their families, kids included.
*Puppy vaccinations required (DHPP and Bordatella)
** Training class may be canceled due to low enrollment, we apologize for any inconvenience. Full refunds will be given in the event class is canceled.**
6-week group class for dogs over 6 months, expands on foundational behaviors.
Conditioning and Communication
Dogs over 16 weeks of age
The course starts Wednesday, February 22nd, at 7 pm
This course teaches dogs and their pet parents foundational behaviors such as loose-leash walking; eye contact and attention; sit, stay, down; and leave-it using Barkley’s favorite “click” – clicker training. Pet parents will learn how to strengthen these behaviors by adding distance, duration, and distraction. This is a 6-week course for dogs and their families (kids included!).
*Vaccinations required (DHPP, Rabies (depending on age), and Bordatella).
6-week group class for dogs over 6 months,
expands on foundational behaviors.
Expand your dog’s skills
For dogs over 6 months of age
The course starts Thursday, March 16th, at 7 pm.
This 6 – week course is for dogs with previous training experience either completing Barkley’s Basic Elementary or another basic obedience class. The class covers more advanced behaviors like heel, place targeting, body positions, and free shaping. Each week you will learn how to teach your dog new skills and have fun practicing them in a variety of different ways. This course continues to strengthen your dog’s basic skills by challenging them with real-life distractions.
*Vaccinations required (DHPP, Rabies, and Bordatella).
3 sessions (45-60 minutes each) in-home training.
In order to enroll in any of the above classes, click the Enroll Now button and follow the link to complete our new customer online registration form. Payment can be made either online through your new customer account or over the phone at (414) 347-9612. All group class sales are non-refundable.