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

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Frequently Asked Questions

How are staff trained and what behavior management tools do they use in a playgroup?

Our staff is trained in dog body language and positive playgroup management techniques to respond proactively to help avoid issues between dogs. These tools include praise, […]

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 […]

How much does it cost to get a dog groomed?

All dogs are different, and like humans, your dog deserves grooming customized to their size, breed, and level of attention. For this reason, prices may […]

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 […]

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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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