Our Pack Leader: Becky (with Abbie)

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Becky graduated with a Bachelor and Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Accounting. She then went to work in public accounting and then went on to be a Mutual Fund Tax Accountant. Becky has always had a love for animals, especially dogs. In a high school Economics class, Becky needed to come up with a business she wanted to start, and low and behold it was a Doggy Day Care type of business. In 2004, Becky started bringing Abbie to the Downtown location when Abbie was just a pup. After three years of pondering whether or not she should apply to become a franchisee, she took the plunge and the rest is history.  The Central Bark – Slinger location has been open for 5 years and Becky is really enjoying being a business owner as well as spending her days with the pups!


Our Trainer:

Nicole Robinson, ABCDT, CPDT-KA

Nicole Robinson, owner of Canine Love & Logic, LLC, is excited about implementing new dog training curriculum at Central Bark Slinger.  Her experience as an elementary school teacher for eleven years gives her valuable insight into how to properly train humans. Training is not magic dust sprinkled on our dogs, but rather dedication, desire, and insight applied by the owner.  Why train with Nicole?  Not only does Nicole hold her BA in education, but she also holds two dog training certifications.  Nicole graduated Animal Behavior College as an honors student in 2009 and recently added a Certification from the Council of Professional Dog Trainers.  This certification places Nicole in a worldwide group of elite dog trainers dedicated to keeping up with the profession’s latest training techniques.  Her passion for helping people and their furry four-legged companions shines through in her excitement about education and building relationships.  Her training philosophy is positive reinforcement-based and filled with learning theory-based wisdom she gained while teaching.  Whether dealing with emotionally charged middle school students, first grade energy, difficult parents, dogs who lack proper enrichment or owners who just don’t know what to do, Nicole has dealt with them all and believes only when we know what is motivating behavior can we properly modify it.  Invest in your dog’s quality of life with you by joining a group class at Central Bark today or inquiring about how Nicole can assist you with personalized in-home training.  If you have further questions, please feel free to call Nicole at 414.708.9084 or email Please visit for more information about Nicole and her services.