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® Rochester, 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.
1720 2nd St SW,
Rochester, MN 55902Get Directions
Open Today 6:30 AM – 6:30 PMCall Now
Jessi is a Certified Veterinary Technician specializing in animal behavior. A graduate from the Karen Pryor Academy for Professional Training and Behavior, she has extensive experience in fear free, positive reinforcement only training from basic puppy training, adult dog training, to behavior problems in the home.
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Training & Enrichment Add-ons
One-on-one training session during your dog’s visit to practice important cues and behavior skills. Packages available.
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.
Group Dog Training Classes
We are proud to partner with Jessica Smidt from The Family Fido to host group dog training classes at our location. Classes may include Puppy 1, Puppy 2, and Manners. Please visit www.thefamilyfido.com for dates, times, and information on group training classes to fit your needs.
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
How do you train a dog?No matter how long you’ve had your dog, it’s possible to teach them new skills and tricks. Whether you’re crate training, leash walking, or potty training your dog, consistency is key. It’s crucial to establish a routine, practice positive reinforcement, supervise your dog (especially when potty training), and avoiding punishing […]
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 puppy (especially when potty training), and avoiding punishing your puppy when mistakes happen. Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you train your puppy. […]
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 and behaviors. Establish a training schedule now to help your puppy learn desired behaviors like walking nicely on a leash and basic cues like sit, […]
Why choose doggy day care for your dog?There’s no bond like the one between our furry best friends and us. We love our dogs and want to give them the best life possible. But it can be challenging to fulfill all their needs to stay healthy and happy for a lifetime. Doggy day care gives pups a […]
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.