The Results are in for Dog Training!

Posted by: admin | February 28, 2012 | Posted in Ask the Trainer, Dog Behavior, Dog Events, Dog Training, Uncategorized

We asked what you wanted from our training program and you told us.  You wanted to brush-up on your basic manners and wished for more attention and focus from your dogs in general.  You were also interested in taking your sidekick to the next level with fun & games classes that encorporate tricks, agility, and aspects from other dog sports.

Well here it is…

Polite Greetings & No Jump – Teach your dog to sit or stand politely when greeting people.  Learn and practice techniques for greeting on walks, at home, and for visitors

– Sunday March 4th: 1 – 2pm  $10

Leash Walking & No Pull– Learn skills to walk anywhere even under distraction

– Sunday March 25th: 2 – 3pm  $10

Basic Manners – Build a strong training foundation or an obedience
refresher.  This class covers polite greetings and leash walking, attention, and basic obedience cues sit, down, stay, come, leave-it, and more.

– 4 Sundays April 15th, 22nd, 29th, & May 6th: 4 – 5pm   $80

We will have an intro to sports & games class on the agenda as well.  More details to come.  You can enroll via e-mail at or by phone at 206.325.3525  See you there!

Dog Lovers are Healthier

Posted by: admin | February 23, 2012 | Posted in Dog Health

After a recent study by Harold Hertzog questioning the benefits of pet ownership (click here to see the study) there has been some debate as to whether pet ownership really is better for your health.  For us devoted dog-lovers it can be hard to imagine life without a canine companion by our side.  Even with all the responsibility and sometimes stress of caring for any living creature, the idea that such love could not bring about some tangible perks is hard to buy.

Well here is our proof!  The American Journal of Cardiology has declared that in a study of 200 people with chronic diseases, pet owners had healthier hearts and an overall better prognosis than those that opted not to share their lives with a four legged companion.  You can read all about it here.   Good thing to keep in mind while scooping poop in the pouring rain tonight.

The study brought up an interesting chicken-or-the-egg question as to whether pets made their human caretakers healthier or simply if pet ownership attracts healthier people?  Either way it is a thumbs up to dog lovers everywhere.

Puppy Love Party

Posted by: admin | February 6, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized

Join us for Central Bark’s Puppy Love Party to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

When: Sunday February 12th
Time: 1pm
Where: Central Bark – 838 Poplar Place S
Who: People and friendly leashed canines.  Valentine’s attire strongly encouraged.
What: Games, goodies, photos, & much more.

See you there!