Dog Training & Enrichment
Empower your dog to reach their full potential with our dog training program
At Central Bark, we believe a well-trained dog equals a happy family. That’s why we provide diverse dog training and enrichment services for your furry friend to learn essential life skills in a fun and rewarding setting.
Our expert dog trainers use positive reinforcement techniques to bring out the best in dogs of all ages. We offer individual training, enrichment sessions, and group classes to strengthen good habits.
Our dog training and enrichment programs foster good canine citizenship, making dogs happy, social, and well-rounded companions. We offer basic obedience training, agility, and more to meet unique needs.
We aim to build a lasting bond of trust, love, and respect between you and your dog. Contact us for top-notch training and enrichment services that bring out the best in your furry friend.
Olivia has been training dogs professionally for 4 years with a positive reinforcement-based approach. She began her training journey with Sawyer, a pug puppy, and a certification to teach through a chain pet store. Since joining the Central Bark family in 2018, she has obtained multiple certifications through AKC including Canine Good Citizen and Star Puppy as well as rescued Darryl, an 8-month-old hound from Tennessee. At Central Bark we offer 6-week group classes of various difficulties (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced), 1-hour private lessons, and new puppy seminars. Olivia recommends group classes for most puppies because of the socialization/distraction benefits and private lessons are great for dogs that need individualized time or have a short list of commands to work on. Puppy seminars are brief group lessons focused on common puppy problems such as teething, potty training, and crate training. Regardless of the class type, Olivia aims to bring a comfortable, safe, and fun training experience for you and your dog!
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Training & Enrichment Add-ons
|Training Tutor Session|
Individual training during day care visit. Practice behavior skills
like sit, stay, lay down, leave it, loose-leash walking, and tricks.
|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 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.
Group Dog Training Classes
Group training classes may include: Puppy Preschool, Basic Elementary, and Intermediate School. Call (414) 571-1500 or follow us on Facebook for information on upcoming training class opportunities.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 and dogs of all ages 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.
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.
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.
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.