Dog Training & Enrichment
Unlock your dog’s full potential with our dog training service
A happy dog brings joy to the entire family, and at Central Bark® Wauwatosa, we understand the significance of a well-trained canine companion. Our team of dog training experts employs fun and positive techniques to help dogs of all ages learn essential skills and behaviors.
We offer a range of services to cater to your specific needs, including one-on-one training sessions and engaging enrichment activities. Additionally, we provide group classes that focus on reinforcing positive habits and fostering a strong connection between you and your dog.
Both individual training and enrichment sessions, along with group classes, are available to you. These opportunities are designed to strengthen good habits and nurture the loving bond you share with your dog.
Through training, we establish a solid foundation for good canine citizenship and promote the development of happy, social, and well-rounded dogs.
Explore the Advantages of Dog Training at Central Bark Wauwatosa:
- Personalized Training: Experience customized sessions that cater to your dog’s specific needs and goals. Our skilled trainers work closely with you and your dog to address behavior issues or teach new commands, ensuring that you achieve the desired results.
- Group Classes for Reinforcement: Join our group classes designed to reinforce positive behaviors and promote safe socialization. In a supportive environment, your dog can interact with other dogs while strengthening their obedience skills.
- Cultivating Good Citizenship: Our training programs establish the groundwork for responsible behavior. By teaching positive habits and essential commands, we empower your dog to become a well-rounded and socially adept member of your family and community.
- Strengthening the Bond: Training goes beyond command-following—it strengthens the bond between you and your dog. Our sessions emphasize trust, effective communication, and mutual understanding, fostering a loving and respectful relationship that deepens the connection between you and your furry companion.
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).
Dog Training & Enrichment Gallery
Training & Enrichment Add-ons
Individual training during day care visit. Practice behavior skills
like sit, stay, lay down, leave it, loose-leash walking, and tricks.
|Canine Fitness & Agility Session|
Add complexity with fitness and agility equipment to keep your
dog in shape and having a blast!
|One-on-One Enrichment Session|
Personalized session with interactive toys, puzzles, and games
that exercise their body and mind.
|Rest Period Enrichment Session |
Private space with calming interactive food toys and healthy food
pairings to help your dog achieve a healthy balance of rest, play,
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.
Limited to 6 dogs
6 week class
This class is intended for dogs older than 16 weeks (or 4 months); it covers the foundation behaviors we look for and want to teach our dogs for a happy household, happy dog, and happy human! We cover basic dog manner cues like Sit, Down, Leave It, Drop It, Leash Walking Skills, Recall and more! The class is designed for 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 at other dogs or people).
Focus & Control
Thursday May 4th at 7:30pm
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.