West Columbia
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® West Columbia, 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
West Columbia

2931 Augusta Rd,
West Columbia, SC 29170Get Directions

(803) 866-2275

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

Kyle Dean

I have the honor of training and working with the plethora of pups we have here at Central Bark in West Columbia. I am new in the “official” dog training world, but I have had experience working with dogs since I was a child. With the years I’ve spent alongside Walker Hounds for treeing raccoons, German Shepherds for household protection, and Labrador Retrievers for fetching the remote, I am confident we can work together to transform your dog into the ultimate companion.

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Pricing

Training & Enrichment Add-ons

ServicePrice
Training Tutor
Training session during day care visit.
20
One-on-One Enrichment
Personalized session with interactive toys, puzzles, and games that exercise their body and mind.
15
Extra Rest Period Enrichment
One Rest Period Enrichment included with day care visit. Extra sessions can be added.
5

Group Dog Training Classes

ServicePrice
Barkley’s Basic Elementary teaches dogs and their parents foundational behaviors such as loose-leash walking; eye contact and attention; sit, stay, down, and leave-it using clicker training. 
6-week course, 1 hour per wee
150

Barkley’s Private School

ServicePrice
These personalized sessions allow the dog and parents to work on foundational and intermediate behaviors, tailored to the individual dog’s needs.$50/Half Hour
$99/Full Hour

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 […]

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 […]

How long does it take to potty train a puppy?

When 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 avoiding punishing your puppy when mistakes happen.  Potty training a puppy to eliminate outside can take just a few weeks or several months. But it […]

How to choose the best day care for your dog

Selecting the right doggy day care is an important decision for you and your family. You want to make sure you find the right fit for your dog and your family’s needs. Follow these tips to find the perfect place for your pup!  Tour the day care center before leaving […]

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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.