Philadelphia
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® Philadelphia, 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. 

Central Bark
Philadelphia

2501 Wharton St suite f,
Philadelphia, PA 19146Get Directions

(267) 861-2275

Open Today 6:45 AM – 6:30 PM

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Dog Training & Enrichment Options:

Training Tutor

Personalized one-on-one training sessions during day care visits help your dog develop important skills and behaviors like name recall, sit, stay, down, wait, leave-it, door and gate control, and loose-leash walking. Excellent for your dog and easy for you! Your dog will come home tired and well-socialized, with the training and skills they need to be a well-behaved member of your family.

One-on-One Enrichment

Personalized One-on-One Enrichment sessions give your dog the extra attention they love and the freedom to use their senses and safely explore their instincts through interactive toys, puzzles, and games. It’s fun and rewarding and exercise their bodies and minds and engage their senses. Add complexity with fitness and agility equipment.

Rest Period Enrichment

Your dog gets to relax and recharge in their own private space with calming interactive toys and healthy food pairings tailored to their preferences and diet. It promotes physical and mental relaxation which can help them achieve a healthy balance of play, learning, and rest. It can also help them become more comfortable in crates by building positive associations.

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Pricing

Training & Enrichment Add-ons

Training Tutor
10 Training sessions (20 minutes each) during day care visits.
Includes training report each session.
It is recommended your pup attend at least two Training Tutor sessions per week for the best results.
200
One-on-One Enrichment
A personalized session with interactive toys, puzzles, and games that exercise their body and mind.
15
Trick of the Month
Each month we will train your dog to do a fun new trick. We have a bag of tricks to choose from or create one of your own! Show off a new trick every month! Some of the tricks we teach are: rollover, play dead, bow, flip treat off the nose, spin, and dance.
5/ea
Rest Period Enrichment
One Rest Period Enrichment included with day care visit. Extra sessions can be added.
5

Group Dog Training Classes

Ask an associate for the schedule and details.

Puppy Preschool

Prepare your puppy for a lifetime at your side
Puppies 7 to 18 weeks of age
6-week course, 1 hr/week
$180 per session, a 5% discount for current day care clients

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 “stay” are touched on, but the primary emphasis is on social skills and a good recall. Because Barkley believes in the power of the “click,” we will teach pet parents clicker training. This is a 6-week course for puppies and their families (kids included!).

Be sure to check out our Puppy Power Hour, held on Saturdays!

*Puppy vaccinations required (DHPP and Bordatella)
180
Basic Elementary

Conditioning and Communication
Dogs over 16 weeks of age
6-week course, 1 hr/week
$180 per session, a 5% discount for current day care clients

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!).
180
Intermediate School

This course builds on the foundational behaviors taught in Basic Elementary. Intermediate School adds skills such as “leave it” and “go to your place” — all practical and applicable to everyday life. Pet parents will also enhance and strengthen those behaviors already taught by adding complexity, including distance, duration, and distraction. This is a 6-week course for dogs and their families (kids included!).

*Puppy vaccinations required (DHPP, Rabies (depending on age), and Bordatella).
180

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.

Sarah V.

The staff is outstanding, friendly, and professional. They make me comfortable leaving my fur baby in their care.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is positive reward-based dog training?

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

Is 5 months too old to train a puppy?

Not at all! It’s never too early or too late to begin building positive associations and using reward-based methods to teach your puppy new skills […] Read More

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®, […] Read More

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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.