Where Play Meets Progress, One Paw at a Time.

Welcome to Barks & Rec., our innovative learning-through-play program designed to elevate your dog’s social skills and boost their confidence. In Barks & Rec., dogs embark on a journey of self-discovery through engaging play, positive group interactions, and skill-building exercises. Our half-day program equips dogs with essential life skills while fostering a strong sense of comfort and confidence in various social situations. Join us and let your furry companion thrive!

Contact us for enrollment details, class schedules, or any further inquiries. We’re dedicated to providing a nurturing and fulfilling training experience for both you and your beloved pup.

Barks & Rec Overview:

Open to dogs of all ages, Barks & Rec. is perfect for those who enjoy the company of their fellow furry friends. As a dedicated drop-off program, you can leave your dog in the capable hands of our experienced trainers for a dynamic four-hour session in either the morning or afternoon. 

Please note that Barks & Rec. is not a typical daycare or drop-in service but a structured learning experience supporting long-term growth and development. We offer Barks & Rec. packages in 3, 5, 10, or 20 sessions, with each package tailored to suit your dog’s needs. If you opt for a 10-pack, your commitment spans ten consecutive weeks. We understand that life happens, and we accommodate vacations, events, and emergencies by adding missed days to the end of your package.

Barks & Rec Costs:

  • Evaluation: $75

  • Standard Package: $75/day

  • Roaming Rover Package (includes 10-minute training walk): $85/day

    • 3-Pack: No discount

    • 5-Pack: 5% OFF

    • 10-Pack: 10% OFF

    • 20-Pack: 20% OFF

Barks & Rec Details:

  • Duration: Choose from 3, 5, 10, or 20-week packages.

  • Eligibility: Dogs must be at least eight weeks old to participate in Barks & Rec.

  • Evaluation: Each dog undergoes a comprehensive evaluation to ensure program compatibility.

  • Evaluation Process: Evaluations last approximately 30-45 minutes and take place at our Lakewood training facility. Appointments are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays at 2:30 pm.

  • By Appointment: Evaluations are conducted by appointment only to provide individualized attention.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Mastering Fundamental Cues: Your dog will learn essential cues such as SIT, DOWN, STAY, LEAVE IT, DROP IT, TAKE IT, WATCH ME, SWING, LOOSE LEASH WALKING, COME WHEN CALLED, TOUCH, BACK UP, GO TO YOUR SPOT, Greetings, Name Recognition, and more. These cues are practiced in the presence of fellow dogs, enhancing focus amidst distractions.

  • Socialization and Play: Positive and controlled interactions with other dogs foster healthy socialization skills and confident play.

  • Confidence Building

  • Trick Training

Barks & Rec Schedule:

  • Mondays AM: 7 am – 11 am

  • Mondays PM: 1 pm – 5 pm

  • Tuesdays AM: 7 am – 11 am

  • Tuesday PM: 1 pm – 5 pm

  • Wednesdays AM: 7 am – 11 am

  • Wednesdays PM: 1 pm – 5 pm

  • Thursdays AM: 7 am – 11 am

  • Thursdays PM: 1 pm – 5 pm