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Residency Programs

*Please fill out a training questionnaire to set up a training evaluation and a Local Bark Trainer will get in touch with you within 72 hrs.


Ok, so you had every intention of doing it yourself. Or maybe you tried, but just couldn't quite commit the time that it takes to really train a dog well. Or is it that you adopted an adult dog that came with a little baggage? Let's face it. These things happen. There's something to be said for letting a profession do what they are experts at doing. That's why we hire CPAs, house keepers, and tutors for our children, right?

Let our team of certified dog trainers build a solid foundation of training, so that you don't have to. Don't worry, you'll get training too. And yes, you'll still have some 'maintenance' work to do. But we'll do the tough part for you. Sounds nice, doesn't it?

Puppy Prep School

Your puppy is learning about the world around him from the day he is born! Ensure a great life with your dog by beginning training EARLY! This course is designed to get your puppy started on the basics of obedience, in addition to something even more important--SOCIALIZATION! We will socialize your puppy with lots of people, loads of other dogs and puppies, as well as with things--new objects, places, sights, and sounds. This confidence-boosting course will prepare your pup to take on the world! Check out our blog post for more details on the benefits of starting your puppy early!

$950 Ages 4 - 7 months

Boarding School

The perfect kick start to any dog's training regimen, let us do the training for you! Your dog will love learning under the guidance of a professional. We promise to make it fun and to keep your dog progressing forward quickly! After your dog's training is complete, we set out to educate YOU, so the lines of communication between you and your dog open up a whole new world for you both! Training will include plenty of play time with other dogs, too! Read on for more details of our residency programs and their benefits.

$2,395 Starting at 6 months and up
*$100 discount for Puppy Prep School Graduates

Boarding School Plus

This wonderful extension to Boarding School takes your dog's training to another level, with the goal of achieving off leash recall (come command) by the end of the course. Using a remote training collar (very gently!!) we will condition your dog to understand just how FUN recall can actually be! It will open up a whole new world for you and your canine companion!

$3,195  Starting at 9 months and up
*$200 discount for Puppy Prep School Graduates

Finishing School

In this advanced course, your dog is challenged to be the best that they can be. For graduates of Boarding School or Boarding School Plus, this 2 week course enhances what your dog has previously learned. Be the envy of all your dog friends with a dog who is skilled in all their obedience--off leash! This camp is truly for the dog enthusiast!

$2050* for all ages
*$350 discount for dogs who have completed Boarding School Plus (same remote collar to be used for Finishing School)


Residency Program Requirements

Why dogs love learning at

The Local Bark

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Karma loves this place.....clean and the people there r the BEST..
    – Lynne C., Orangevale, 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
  • These people here are great. Toured 3 places and decided to leave my dog at Local Bark. Well worth the drive out there from downtown Sac. Thanks guys for taking care of my dog so lovingly.
    – Theresa D., Sacramento, CA
  • Thanks for taking such care of our furry kid, George the German Shepherd. I can't recommend your business enough. The facility is immaculate and I know my pup is in great hands.Even with his (high-maintenance) natural dietary needs. George came home exhausted and happy
    – Natalie J., Roseville, CA
  • You guys take so many awesome pictures! We are so enjoying the evening photo tour after each busy day of vacation! Thank you!
    – Barb H., Folsom, CA
  • The Local Bark is awesome! Our beagle Murphy has stayed at a few doggy hotels around Sacramento and this one is the best! It was surprisingly affordable considering how nice the digs are!
    – Erica T., Sacramento, CA
  • By day two, the receptionist knew the names of the dogs and greeted them. My two Jack Russell mixes were obviously very happy with their stay. Very clean ad nice smelling
    – Kara S., Rancho Cordova, CA
  • The Local Bark is always friendly and accommodating. I love how they post pictures of your pets on Facebook so you can see them while you are away. I have recommended the Local Bark to several family members and friends and everyone only has positive things to say and will no longer go anywhere but the Local Bark
    – Jessica E., Sloughhouse, 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
  • The best doggie daycare and overnight place in Sacramento.
    – Lynne C., Orangevale, 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.
    – Cindy C, Shingle Springs, CA
  • We just had our dog Vinny stay here last week and believe it or not he didn't want to come home :) We're planning on using The Local Bark for all of our boarding needs. Two paws up!
    – Carolyn F., Carmichael, 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
  • She was so happy and excited to be going to play that she didn't even look back at us before heading out the door! I like that the dogs are lose together during the day with constant supervision. It's a great way for our pup to interact with other dogs while being supervised by a staff knowledgeable in canine behavior.
    – Patricia C., Auburn, CA
  • Well thank you local bark. My two dogs love the time spent there. Your staff are awesome. Thank you from Toni, and Duke
    – Mitchel K., Sacramento, CA
  • This is the greatest place for dogs and my wife and I are very grateful. We drop of Rosco to play a day or two each and he comes home tuckered out for the night!
    – Jarred A., Rancho Cordova, CA
  • This place is AWESOME! Such a cool facility with huge outdoor yards for the dogs to play in, but also indoor areas if they want to play out of the heat (or cold)! Most importantly, I know my dog loves this place. Thanks for taking such great care of my dog Local Bark! Love you guys!
    – R.L., Folsom, 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
  • 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.
    – Margaret W., Folsom CA
  • Best place around and affordable!!! I love bringing my dogs here and when they get home they are exhausted for 2 days!!! They play from the time I drop them off (6:30am) to the time I come get them (4:45 pm). Local Bark is also VERY clean and not a speck of stray hair anywhere. I'm a very picky dog owner and Local Bark exceeds my expectations!
    – Lita C., Sacramento, CA
  • Wouldn’t take our ‘baby’ anywhere else! She has soooo much fun and is exhausted for 2 days after when she gets home, which I like to see. She is a golden and has tons of energy, so I know she is having a great time when staying at The Local Bark!
    – Lynde S., Rancho Cordova, CA
  • Absolutely Fantastic!!! There is so much room for the dogs to play our dogs always come home tired. We will never take them anywhere else ever again.
    – Ernie H., Sacramento, CA
  • The staff is awesome and they take such good care of my dog. They even make sure to put sun screen on him!
    – Laurie P., 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
  • First time ever taking our dog Meeko yesterday to the local bark and we are MORE than thrilled: we were unsure of how he would do with the other dogs - but it is obvious the time and care the staff take to ensure all dogs are safe and happy.
    – Aubrey K., Citrus Heights, CA
  • My dog Tucker gets so excited each time he arrives so I know he absolutely loves this place. The staff always greets him warmly and it's a great environment to socialize dogs. Excellent facility and super friendly staff!
    – Sheree H., Mather, CA
  • I don't know how else to say how much I love The Local Bark, except that now 6 of my friends take their dogs there. Every person I know that owns a dog, takes their dog to The Local Bark.
    – Patrick H., 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Our puppy, Porter, LOVES playcare. Whenever I park the car out front, its like he knows where we're at, he gets so excited and impatient and wants out of the car immediately. As soon as we get inside he runs straight for the door he knows takes him to all of his friends. He's just so happy!
    – Coleen W., Sacramento, 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 were SO happy with our experience. Like others have said, the rates are super reasonable. They don’t nickel and dime you for things like “outside play time” and bringing your own food. The kennels are spacious and the place is emmaculate!
    – Cindy C, Shingle Springs, CA
  • Wonderful facility, with very loving staff!!
    – Debbie D., Roseville 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 love this place and the staff, I am so happy to finally have somewhere to take him where I know he is happy, loved and well taken care of.
    – Laurie P., 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
  • My three labs go WILD with excitement when they realize they'll be at The Local Bark for the day. Thanks for taking such good care of them and making them feel loved.
    – Bonnie N., Loomis, 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
  • This facility is the best. It is a state of the art facility. They have individual kennels, places for Beatrice to play outside with other dogs and the owners and staff are amazing. We have had the best experience at The Local Bark and have recommended them to many of our friends for training and boarding. The real proof is when we arrive at The Local Bark to drop Beatrice off she is always excited and wagging her tail.
    – Lisa S., Folsom, CA
  • We have regularly boarded him for as long as two weeks at a time, as well as short 2 day stays. We are impressed with the attention the staff gives the animals, the cleanliness of the facilities, and more importantly, his excitement when we pull onto the street and he senses we are going to stay and play.
    – Karen R., Citrus Heights, 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
  • 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
  • The Local Bark is awesome! Easy to work with and super clean facility. need a place to keep your lovely pup - leave it to TLB to provide your dog a clean and happy hotel!
    – Lover of Animals, Walnut Creek, 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

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