Tampa
Dog Training & Enrichment

Empower your beloved pet to reach their full potential with our Dog Training Services

Elevate your dog’s skills with the guidance of our accomplished dog training professionals. A joyful dog contributes to a harmonious household. At Central Bark® Tampa, a team of skilled dog trainers utilizes enjoyable and positive methods, incorporating rewards to cultivate crucial life skills and behaviors tailored for dogs of every age.

Our offerings encompass personalized training, enrichment sessions, and group classes, reinforcing positive habits and deepening the affectionate bond you enjoy with your dog. Training sets the groundwork for canine good citizenship, fostering happy, sociable, and well-rounded dogs.

Discover Essential Aspects of Dog Training at Central Bark Tampa, FL

Join us as we navigate the world of dog training, shaping a harmonious and joyful bond between you and your furry friend:

  • Personalized Instruction: Tailored training sessions designed to address your dog’s specific needs and objectives. Experienced trainers provide guidance to overcome behavioral challenges or introduce new commands, ensuring personalized attention for your dog’s 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 provide 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 goes beyond 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
Tampa

14623 N Nebraska Ave,
Tampa, FL 33613Get Directions

(813) 979-1123

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Dog Tricks Taught at Central Bark Tampa

Central Bark offers customized dog training programs designed to meet the specific needs of each individual dog. Our 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.

Tampa Dog Training & Enrichment Options:

Central Bark Tampa 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 Tampa 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.

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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.

Pricing

Day Care Add-ons

ServicePrice
Training Tutor
One-on-one training session during your dog’s visit to practice important cues and behavior skills. Packages available.
20
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. 
15
Rest Period Enrichment
Private space with calming interactive food toy to help your dog achieve a healthy balance of activity and rest. 
5

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.

Kelisha M.
I love this place! Alexis had been grooming my dog Celine for a couple years now & she’s the best! She also puts color on her that everyone loves!
Martin M.
Barry has the best time here and I love the photos I get of him. Very quickly they learned my face and my dog and never once felt like I was just another customer. Prompt, responsive, nice, and caring staff and facility.
Kelly K.
This place is magical. Alexis, the groomer, works wonders and the whole staff is so wonderful. They treat my dog like he is their dog, they are so caring and professional. My dog is groomed there and recently started attending daycare, and I am excited to bring him back!
Ashley P.
I almost don't want to leave this review, because I am worried everyone will want to come to her! But I have to say Alexis is hands down the BEST dog groomer we have ever been to.
Myrna E.
My dog is always so excited to go to Day Care which makes me happy and gives me a peace of mind. The staff is really friendly and helpful with any question I might have. I absolutely love to see the pictures and videos in social media. The location is [...]

Frequently Asked Questions

What is positive reward-based dog training?

Positive reward-based techniques help puppies and dogs develop essential life skills and behaviors that will enrich their lives at home and day care. These methods set dogs up to succeed and reward them for performing desired behaviors. Rewards are tailored to the dog’s preferences and can include food treats, time to play with a favorite toy, or verbal praise. 

After decades of experience using reward-based training, we know it’s the most humane and effective way of training dogs and addressing unwanted behaviors. It’s the best way to build a loving, trusting bond that enhances your relationship between you and your dog for a lifetime of happiness together.

At Central Bark®, our focus on positive reinforcement has never wavered. We continuously update our skills and policies to stay at the forefront of new advances in behavioral science and positive reinforcement techniques.

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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 avoid punishing your puppy when mistakes happen. 

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you train your puppy. We 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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What is dog day care?

Dog day care gives dogs a fun place to play with their friends while their owners are busy at home and work.

At Central Bark®, doggy daycare is our specialty, and nobody does it quite like us. We don’t just give dogs a place to play. We create a personalized program of activities that optimize your dog’s whole health – their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 

Central Bark goes beyond a traditional doggy day care with our unique Whole Dog Care philosophy. Our personalized approach helps enrich your dog’s whole health and well-being throughout their entire life so you can enjoy a healthy, happy, and loving life together.

The heart of our whole dog care approach is our Enrichment Doggy Day Care program. We combine Central Bark’s industry-leading doggy day care expertise with the latest dog behavior science. Our mission is to give dogs a balanced blend of exercise, social group play, learning, rest, and TLC. To help your dog be a healthy, happy, calm, and well-rounded member of your family.

Learn more about Enrichment Doggy Day Care.

How long does dog training take?

The timeline for learning new behaviors and skills is as unique as every dog! Because each dog is an individual, with different learning histories, breed genetics, and preferences in reinforcers like treats and toys, there is no way to say for sure how long training will take. It’s also important to consider how much time each family has for daily training practice.

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 avoid punishing your puppy when mistakes happen. 

Central Bark® offers everything you need to help you train your dog, with expert training and classes so you and your pup can learn and bond together. 

Learn more about our training classes.

Visit our Dog Blog for more helpful tips
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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.