As of August 2022, we will no longer be offering any dog obedience training services.
Why dogs love learning at
The Local Bark
The trainers and staff are excellent! My dog loves to come here. She gets the best treatment. We are really happy with Local Bark and highly recommend!
– Kim W., El Dorado Hills, CA
Unexpected, over-the-top and a super experience at the Local Bark. Honestly, I was just hoping to board and train our 1 year old Labrador in their 2 week program and have him come away with just a few manners. Instead, he is a completely different dog in a very good way.
– Julie H., Fair Oaks, CA
We have used several play, exercise, train, boarding services in the greater Sacramento area and I have to say without a doubt in my mind that the Local Bark has it's business well taken care of and that the place is the best in town. It is clean, professional and puts the customer's first.
– Mitzie M., Elk Grove, CA
I have taken 3 dogs here to be trained and they do a great job. Recently my Irish Wolfhound puppy and I attended puppy kindergarten. She was the smartest puppy of the bunch of course but we did the work and she learned all the essentials.
– Coral H., Sacramento, CA
The trainers regularly sent us video clips and called to update us on her progress. We were coached on the lessons and given homework in anticipation of our next visit. We can't say enough great things about The Bark, the staff and the owners. Worth EVERY cent!
– Angela W., Sacramento, CA
I have received spot-on advice, helpful training sessions and learned how to be a better owner!!! I HIGHLY recommend classes here.
– Denise O, Carmichael, CA
My dog has gone through puppy preschool and we have had some home training as well. She has also had some play time and an over-nighter. I can not say enough good things about them.
– Peggy S., Rancho Cordova, CA
I sent my wayward dog to the Local Bark for remote/recall training. He had been bolting from our house and I was afraid he would get hurt. He was there for over a week and I am happy to say, it was an amazing experience.
– Anca G., Shingle Springs, CA
Thanks again for your help!!!! I loved the training classes! Duffer is quite a hit wherever he goes - Duffer passed the Lend-A-Heart evaluation - on the 1st try!
– Lori B., Sloughhouse, CA
Archie and Eli recently completed 2 weeks of training, and now I have 2 perfect boys!! The Local Bark is the only place for us that meets all our doggie needs.
– Beverly C., Sloughhouse, CA
After training, Niko came back a happier, self assured and mindful pup. He had a lot of anxiety, which doesn't make for a healthy and happy dog or owner. Needless to say, I have found a real gem and lifesaver in The Local Bark.
– Elena M., Sacramento, CA
This is by far the best dog resort and training facility in Sac! I have been working with them for years now and have never gotten advice that wasn't spot on. After implementing their training I can now say that I have a great little dog who is family/guest friendly.
– K.M., El Dorado Hills, CA
Thank you so much for your excellent evaluation, on-site training, expertise and advice. All our friends, neighbors and family are amazed at the change!
– Peg & Jack K., Sacramento, CA
THIS PLACE IS SERIOUSLY THE BEST! What we were most satisfied with though was the training. KRISTEN AND HER STAFF PERFORMED A MIRACLE WITH OUR UNRULY dog!!! While we were gone we did the doggie “boot camp” where they spend 2-3 weeks doing intensive training. We were VERY skeptical as we couldn’t understand how somebody else training our dog would translate into an obedient, well behaved dog for us. But boy were we wrong! We got a new dog back. We were so happy with the results, we would have paid twice as much had we known the miracle they would perform on our dog. And the followup appointments were a lifesaver (and included in the price!) for the small issues that came up after training.
I WOULD MOSTLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE LOCAL BARK!
– Cindy C, Shingle Springs, CA
Thank you so much for your excellent evaluation, on- site training, expertise and advice. You made the difference in our ability to keep Dusty who is just a really sweet boy. All our friends, neighbors and family are amazed at the change! We will highly recommend you to anyone looking for making a difference in dog training and behavior.
– Nancy K. Placerville, CA
My dog, Blitz, loves playing at the Local Bark. The boarding facilities are top notch and so is the training staff!
– Terry D., El Dorado Hills, CA
Polar had so much fun this morning at the puppy group! Thank you for providing this class for young puppies still figuring everything out, and owners!
– Sharon Frost, Sacramento, CA
We now have a puppy who instantly obeys us as well as our children (ages 9 and 5). We will DEFINITELY be taking Cassie back to The Local Bark this summer for their off-leash training program. Most importantly, it is so obvious that The Local Bark LOVES dogs. This is not just a business for them, it is a lifestyle. It's no wonder they are so great at what they do.
– MJ C., Menlo Park, CA
I love the Local Bark! The owners are the most competent, caring people and they treat the dogs in their care as if they are their own. The attention to clients (human and canine) is personal and compassionate. The staff is friendly. The prices are very fair. I cannot say enough about how much we love the Local Bark!
– Schaelene R., Folsom, CA
Thank you for the awesome job training my Wire Hair Fox Terrier! Willow has the infamous terrier disposition yet she came home having learned everything we requested and much more! We can now enjoy our nightly walks together and ensure she minds her manners when entering/exiting through doorways.