Dog Training & Enrichment

Maximize Your Dog’s Potential with Our Dog Training Services

Elevate your dog’s abilities with the knowledge of our proficient dog training professionals. A joyful dog contributes to a serene household. At Central Bark® Spring, our team of skilled dog trainers employs enjoyable and positive techniques, utilizing rewards to cultivate essential life skills and behaviors suitable for dogs of all ages.

Our services encompass personalized training, enrichment sessions, and group classes, reinforcing positive habits and strengthening the affectionate connection you share with your dog. Training establishes the foundation for canine good citizenship, nurturing cheerful, sociable, and well-rounded dogs.

Discover Essential Aspects of Dog Training at Central Bark Spring:

  • Personalized Instruction: Our training sessions are tailored to address your dog’s specific needs and objectives. Experienced trainers provide guidance to tackle behavioral challenges or introduce new commands, ensuring your dog receives the personalized attention required for their growth and success.
  • Group Classes for Skill Enhancement: Engage in our group classes to reinforce positive behaviors and enhance your dog’s socialization within a secure and supportive environment. These sessions offer valuable opportunities for your furry friend to interact with fellow dogs and humans while mastering essential skills.
  • Fostering Exemplary Citizenship: Training serves as the cornerstone of responsible behavior. We instill positive routines and essential commands in your dog, molding them into well-rounded individuals who navigate social situations with poise and confidence.
  • Strengthening the Bond: Our training transcends mere command teaching; it builds trust, fosters effective communication, and deepens mutual understanding between you and your dog. This cultivates an affectionate and respectful partnership, reinforcing your unique connection with your four-legged companion.

Central Bark

3240 Spring Cypress Rd,
Spring, TX 77388Get Directions

(832) 729-4067

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Dog Tricks Taught at Central Bark Spring

At Central Bark, we offer personalized dog training programs meticulously tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual dog. Our comprehensive training services cover a wide range of skills and behaviors, including:

  • Name Recognition: Ensure safety by teaching your dog to respond to their name using positive and effective techniques.
  • Fundamental Commands: Master essential instructions such as sit, stay, down, wait, and leave-it through positive reinforcement, refining their behavior.
  • Door and Gate Etiquette: Train your dog to enter and exit calmly upon command, displaying polite behavior.
  • Relaxed Leash Walking: Experience enjoyable walks by instructing your dog to walk calmly on a slack leash, eliminating pulling.
  • Additional Behaviors: Address concerns like separation anxiety, excessive barking, or destructive chewing with the assistance of our dedicated trainers. Together, let’s enrich your dog’s life and unlock their full potential.

Spring Dog Training & Enrichment Options:

Central Bark Spring trainer with dog

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.

Central Bark Spring trainer with one dog

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.

Central Bark Spring brown dog playing

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.


Day Care Add-ons

Training Tutor
One-on-one training session during your dog’s visit to practice important cues and behavior skills. Packages available.
One-on-One Enrichment
Personalized session during your dog’s visit with interactive toys, puzzles, and games to exercise your dog’s body and mind.
Extra 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

Puppy Preschool
In this class, we’ll help you and your puppy take your relationship and understanding of communication to the next level. With a focus on positive socialization, comfort conditioning, and confidence building, you’ll practice all the skills needed to support your puppy on their journey to the next stage of development!

*This class is for puppies between 8-16 weeks of age. 
*Vaccinations required (DHPP and Bordetella)
200/ 6-week class
Basic Life Skills
Grow your hands-on training and management skills with your dog, no matter their age! You’ll work on developing strong foundations for important life skills like recall, loose-leash walking, stationary behaviors, and relaxation around distractions. 
*This class is for dogs of all ages. 
*Vaccinations required (DHPP, Rabies (depending on age), and Bordetella).
*This class is not suitable for dogs who are reactive to other dogs or people.
200/ 6-week class
Intermediate Life Skills
Continue developing all the important life skills that you laid the foundations for in the Basic Life Skills class. You’ll start to combine your skills to mimic real-life scenarios, with more training challenges in class and at home! 

*This class is for dogs of all ages. 
*Vaccinations required (DHPP, Rabies (depending on age), and Bordetella).
200/ 6-week class
Advanced Life Skills
Take your life skills to the next level! You’ll compete with your classmates in fun training challenges and continue to strengthen your relationship with your dog as you develop your skill set together. This class is a great steppingstone to begin preparing you and your dog for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.  

*This class is for dogs of all ages. 
*Vaccinations required (DHPP, Rabies (depending on age), and Bordetella).
200/ 6-week class

Group Training Class Inquiries

Group dog training classes are open to the public. Registration is required. To learn more about classes and availability, please fill out the form below or call (832) 729-4067.

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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 crate train a dog?

For dogs, being comfortable in a crate is a life skill that is incredibly useful for them and their owners. If you have ever traveled with your dog or had the unfortunate experience of an overnight stay at the vet, knowing your dog is comfortable in a crate is immeasurably comforting. 

Crate training can take just days or a few months, based on your dog’s age, temperament, and past experiences with crates. The two keys to successful crate training are to keep the experience positive and go slowly.

When your puppy is not in their crate, keep the door open and reward them every time they choose to enter, even if you didn’t ask them to enter it. When crating your puppy, give them a safe enrichment item (like a stuffed Kong) that will keep them busy and allow them to self-soothe while confined. Remember that crate training should take place in a series of small, slow steps that will help your puppy become more comfortable.

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you care for your new puppy. Our Enrichment Day Care gives puppies all the socialization, exercise, mental stimulation, and rest they need for a lifetime of happiness with you and your family. We also offer expert training and classes so you and your puppy can learn and bond together. 

Learn more about our training classes.

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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 place to play and learn in a safe environment, with the socialization, mental stimulation, and physical exercise their minds and bodies need to stay healthy for a lifetime. 

  • Dogs get to socialize. Dogs are social creatures. Positive experiences with new humans, new dogs, and new environments are essential to a well-rounded pup.
  • Dogs learn social skills. Dogs learn from other dogs – they’re always teaching each other what is (and isn’t) appropriate social behavior. Doggy day care staff can also help support safe play and practice healthy social behaviors.
  • Dogs get more exercise. Exercise helps your dog maintain a healthy weight and muscle tone while improving their mood and providing a healthy outlet for their physical and mental energy, meaning they can be more relaxed at home.  
  • Dogs get human attention. Your dog will get the care and love they need while you’re at work or school.  
  • Parents get a break. Doggy day care can give you a day off from responsibilities, while your dog gets what they need to be a healthier, more well-adjusted pet.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

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 avoid punishing when mistakes happen.  

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you train your dog. We offer expert training and classes so you and your puppy can learn and bond together.  

Learn more about our training classes.

Visit our Dog Blog for more helpful tips.

What’s a Behavior Assessment and why is it important?

As part of joining the Central Bark® family, our expert staff conducts a thorough behavior assessment at your local Central Bark store. These assessments help ensure that your dog is placed with a playgroup they’re comfortable with so they can play safely every day they’re with us.

This four-day evaluation, while your dog participates in our Enrichment Day Care, assesses your dog’s:

  • Comfort and social skills with people 
  • Social skills and playstyle with other dogs to help determine the playgroup and play schedule they can benefit from the most
  • Comfort in both indoor and outdoor play spaces
  • Comfort in rest areas and a crate 
  • Ability to share resources like water and toys in social settings
  • Level of comfort taking treats in social settings

This process gives us a chance to get to know you and your dog while your dog gets acquainted with their new favorite place away from home. Through the entire four days, your dog’s comfort and safety is our top priority.

Once your pup passes all the behavior assessment elements, you are welcome to sign up for any of our daycare services or a sleepover!

To schedule a Behavior Assessment for your dog, please contact your local store.

NOTEPlease bring all required signed forms, vaccination proof, and a collar and leash for your behavior assessment.

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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.