Laura McHugh, our in-house Training Manager, is here to help with all your dog training needs!

At Central Bark we believe training is as essential to your dog’s wellbeing as having a loving home.  It strengthens your bond and encourages you to get to know each other better.

Our trainer Laura believes that dog training should be fun for both the dog and human. It is about building a relationship with your dog and working together to achieve goals and overcome any struggles. Laura prides herself on continuing to learn what she can and developing new techniques to help both dogs and their guardians.

Laura’s role at Central Bark includes running various training classes and workshops for you and your dog to attend, plus help you with more specific training struggles through 1 on 1 sessions.

Laura is also on site passing on her knowledge to all the Central Bark Team and ensuring they are up to date with the most recent scientific based training techniques available. This allows Central Bark to adapt to an individual dog’s needs and requirements to ensure they are being provided the best care while they are with us.

We have dog training options for dogs of all ages and skills at Central Bark:

Playful Puppies

4 Week Class for puppies up to 6 months

Our Playful Puppies Class is designed to give both you and your puppy the best start in your lives together.

The main focus is to concentrate on building the relationship between you and your puppy, as well as handy tips on toilet training, recall, socialising and basic behaviours.

Troublesome Teens

6 Week Class for dogs from 6 months to 2 years

Our Troublesome Teens Course is designed for dogs that have become teenagers and are no longer listening and/or pushing boundaries. We focus on building the relationship between you and your dog so your dog WANTS to do as you ask and be with you.

Middle Aged Mischiefs

6 Week Class for dogs over 2 years

Our Middle Aged Mischiefs Class is based around relationship building. Adult dog training often gets forgotten or sometimes they just need a training top up. We will help you to gain a dog that comes back when you ask and walks nicely next to you, all because they want to.

Puppy Power Workshops

2 Hour Workshop for puppies up to 6 months

This 2 hour workshop is designed for puppies under the age of 8 months. We will be focusing on setting you and your puppy with training skills to create a great relationship for life. All through playing lots of fun games!

Attention Please! Focus Workshop

2 Hour Workshop for dogs over 6 months

This 2 hour workshop is designed to help you get the focus you want and need when you're out with your dog and you will learn how to become the centre of your dog's attention by playing games specifically designed to keep their focus on you.

Register your dog for training

Register for training through Constructive Canines below, or get in touch with us with any questions.