Professional Dog Training in Polk County

Does your dog pull on the leash?

Greet your guests by jumping on them?

Run away when you call?

Dogs are naturally intelligent and eager to learn—they just need to be shown the way to unlock their true potential! At Bark Avenue Pet Resorts, we’ll design and guide you through a custom-tailored training program to address common challenges and help your dog be an even more amazing family member.

  • Our comprehensive programs are based on industry-leading techniques utilizing positive-reinforcement driven by real results
  • Your dog is even guaranteed to benefit from our program when it’s closely followed and maintained
  • We have an amazing success rate addressing the most common training challenges including leash walking, jumping, and communication
  • We’re proud members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the International Association of Canine Professionals
  • We have a full staff to support your training endeavors including ongoing support and customer service

Free Training Evaluation

Call us today to schedule your free training evaluation!

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Free Training Evaluation

Step one is to set up your free evaluation at our training center. Before your visit, you’ll receive a comprehensive questionnaire we’ll use to determine the best approach. Then, you & your dog will meet one of our training specialists. We’ll assess your dog’s temperament and current skill level, keeping your training goals in mind. After discussing your challenges & goals, we’ll develop a personalized training program just for you & your dog.

Our Positive Approach

At Bark Avenue Pet Resorts, we believe praise is the ideal motivator. With lots of affection, exceptional timing and positive reinforcement, our experienced trainers work in a way that’s friendly & comprehensible to your dog.

Our trainers cherish the uniqueness of every dog yet understand each group and breed of dogs have common traits. We have designed programs for all breeds and ages. Each program has three main goals:

  1. Teach your dog to respond to verbal commands using positive reinforcement
  2. Teach you to continue training and improving your dog’s positive behaviors beyond the classroom
  3. Provide ongoing support and coaching to ensure your dog retains his new knowledge

For All Your Training Needs

Our customized training programs are designed to help your dog master the most common obedience commands, including sit, stay, lay down, come, and heel. We’ll also guide you through overcoming common challenges such as leash-pulling and jumping on people.

The owner is also a student in our training classroom. We’ll teach you the best ways to continually support and improve upon your dog’s training long after class has ended.

We’re best known for our training camps, but we have options for all needs, including:

  • Basic & Advanced Obedience
  • Private Lessons
  • Lodge n’ Learn

Call us today to schedule your free training evaluation!

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