Wauwatosa
Dog Training & Enrichment

Help your dog be the best they can be

A well-trained dog is a happy dog – and part of a happy family. At Central Bark® Wauwatosa, our dog training professionals use fun and positive, reward-based techniques to help dogs of all ages develop important life skills and behaviors. 

We offer both individual training and enrichment sessions as well as group classes to reinforce good habits and foster the loving bond you have with your dog. Training builds a foundation for good canine citizenship and helps develop happy, social, and well-rounded dogs. 

Central Bark
Wauwatosa

6228 W State St Suite G,
Wauwatosa, WI 53213Get Directions

(414) 771-7200

Open Today 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Dog Training & Enrichment Options:

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.

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.

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.

Our Trainers

Jenn Prill

As you’ll probably hear from anyone working in the pet industry, my love of and passion for dogs extends back to my childhood! I decided to make training dogs my profession, though, in 2016 when I founded SideKick Dog Training in Milwaukee, WI. Since then, I have enjoyed every opportunity to get to know both the furry and human end of the leash during group classes and private sessions; I am so grateful to be able to do what I love and happy to be helping people with their furry SideKicks!

I am whole-heartedly committed to using force-free, reward-based training methods that foster, develop, and strengthen the relationship between a dog and their human. I’m dedicated to continuous education and learning about science-based, effective methods for teaching our furry companions how to navigate this difficult human world. On top of being effective, it’s important to me that training be fun and easy to incorporate into our daily lives with our SideKicks!

I currently share my home with my husband and one dog, Ruby, who is often providing us with opportunities to learn and grow as pet parents and trainers (wink, wink).

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Pricing

Training & Enrichment Add-ons

ServicePrice
Training Tutor
Training session during day care visit.
30
One-on-One Enrichment
Personalized session with interactive toys, puzzles, and games that exercise their body and mind.
15
Canine Fitness & Agility 25
Extra Rest Period Enrichment
One Rest Period Enrichment included with day care visit. Extra sessions can be added.
5
Treats are included during these services.

Group Dog Training Classes

We are proud to partner with Jenn Prill of SideKick Dog Training to host group dog training classes at our location. Classes may include Canine Foundations and Beyond Foundations. Advanced registration is required. Visit www.sidekick-dogtraining.com for more information.

ServicePrice
Canine Foundations

Start Dates: COMING SOON

Class Curriculum/Description:
This class covers the foundation behaviors we look for and want to teach our puppies and dogs for a happy household, happy dog, and happy human! We cover the basic dog manners cues like Sit, Down, Leave It, Drop It, leash walking skills, Recalls, and more! This class is designed for puppies or dogs with little or no previous training since it starts from scratch with most behaviors; however, if your dog already has some skills, it can be a great class to review the basics in a public and mildly distracting setting!

Note: Dogs must be okay on leash around other dogs and people (no growling, lunging, or excessive barking).

Class Information:

-Canine Foundations is a 6 week class, meeting every week at the same time for approximately 50 minutes. (Dogs attend all 6 weeks of class).
-Class size is limited to 6 dogs per class.
-Classes are held at Central Bark Wauwatosa.
-The cost is $180, which includes a training clicker and graduation certificate. All fees are non-refundable once class has begun.
-Each dog is required to be up-to-date on vaccinations (Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella).
-This is a positive reinforcement-based training class. Prong collars, choke chains, and other shock/e-collars are not permitted in this class.

Click the link below to view the latest policies and precautions SideKick Dog Training will be following and asking group class participants to adhere to in group classes.
https://www.sidekick-dogtraining.com/skdt-covid19-update
180
Focus & Control

Start Dates: COMING SOON

Class Curriculum/Description:
This is a great class for dogs who would have difficulty concentrating in a regular group dog class! We learn strategies and exercises from the series of Control Unleashed books written by Leslie McDevitt and the goal is to teach you and your dog how to relax, focus, and work together as a team in distracting situations!

Class Information:
Focus & Control is a 6 week class, meeting every week at the same time for approximately 60 minutes. (Dogs do not attend the first week of class)
Class size is limited to 4 dogs per class and each dog must be 5 months or older in age.
Cost for this class is $270
Each dog is required to be up-to-date on vaccinations (Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella).
This is a positive reinforcement-based training class. Prong collars, choke chains, and other shock/e-collars are not permitted in this class.
This class is NOT intended for dogs that have a bite history with other dogs or people (dogs who have bitten with the intent to cause severe injury or death). This class IS intended for dogs who tend to bark at and/or pull to.
Puppy Kindergarten

Start Dates: COMING SOON

Class Curriculum/Description:

This class is for puppies ages 8 to 16 weeks of age; it focuses on what is most important for a puppy of this age: socialization, enrichment, play with humans and other puppies, house training, puppy nipping / biting, etc.! The main goals of this class are to give your puppy the best head start to life as possible, learn that new things are not scary and weird, and, really, figure out how to start navigating this huge, confusing, human world!
Class Information:
• Puppy Kindergarten is a 6 week class, meeting every week at the same time for approximately 50 minutes. (Puppies attend all 6 weeks of class).
• Class size is limited to 6 puppies per class.
• Each dog is required to be up-to-date on vaccinations (Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella).
• This is a positive reinforcement-based training class. Prong collars, choke chains, and other shock/e-collars are not permitted in this class.
• Once class has begun, class fees are non-refundable.
• Click the link to view the latest policies and precautions SideKick Dog Training will be following and asking group class participants to adhere to in group classes.
https://www.sidekick-dogtraining.com/skdt-covid19-update
180

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.

DanaB.

My dog loves going to Central Bark! He gets lots of playtime and socialization and that’s just what I was hoping for. The handlers are so kind and seem to make it a priority to get to know each dog in their care. Thanks Central Bark Tosa for all you do for our pets!

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