About Central Bark Sussex

Matt and Ashley are the proud multi-unit owner-operators of Central Bark Oak Creek and Sussex. Their passion for animals began at a young age while helping to care for their family and neighbor’s pets, volunteering at local shelters, and participating in a range of canine behavior training courses. Matt and Ashley’s love story started over a decade ago after their late and treasured pup, Zeus, brought them together. Fast forward and add their spunky rescue pittie mix, Tank, who further inspired them to dream BIG and become owners of their own doggy daycare in 2017. They reside in Waukesha County with Tank and their young son Blake.

Matt attended trade school at MATC where he spent several years as a specialized mechanic for Mercedes Benz. In February 2018 Matt shifted to Central Bark full time where his attention to detail, trade skills, and innate bond with dogs were quickly rewarded. Ashley has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Marquette University and her professional work experience includes over 10 years in the Financial Service sector where she earned her PMP, CISA, and ITIL credentials. Ashley’s school and work experience transferred well into ownership and helping to oversee the back-end operations. As business professionals, Matt and Ashley appreciate the value of continued education and professional standards.

It is their mission to offer a clean, safe, and healthy place to nurture and inspire each dog they meet. By employing the Central Bark methodology and with the help of their trained team, they continuously work to enrich the bond between dogs and their families.

“Love is a four-legged word. The Central Bark Sussex team commits to sharing the same unconditional love for your four-legged kids every day while promoting a fun and safe energy outlet in a social, dog friendly environment.”

Matt and Ashley, Central Bark Sussex Franchise Owners

Awards & Achievements

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are One-on-One Enrichment sessions?

Our One-on-One Enrichment sessions give your dog the freedom to safely explore their senses with an Enrichment Specialist. They’ll get the personal attention they love, supplemented with interactive toys, puzzles, and games that exercise their bodies and minds. They can also level up their skills with fitness training and agility […]

What does a dog groomer do?

Our expert groomers always aim to help your dog feel as calm and relaxed as possible during bathing and grooming, making it an experience they can enjoy and look forward to.  At Central Bark, we offer a wide array of services customized to your dog, including: Dog baths Dog grooming […]

What is the best way to train a dog?

After decades of experience, we know that reward-based training is the most humane and effective way to train dogs and address unwanted behaviors. With reward-based training, you can build a loving, trusting bond that enhances your relationship with your dog for a lifetime of happiness. Positive reward-based techniques help puppies […]

Do I need to bring bedding, toys, or treats for my dog?

Nope! We got you covered! Most dogs will not need any bedding for a single day of day care. If your dog is boarding with us, see our Sleepover Guidelines. As far as treats and toys, we have plenty! Please ask about which toy and treat products are available.

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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.

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