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Can't thank Rick and staff enough for training Snoopy so he can go even more places and meet more people! The program is working great at home even on day one and two. Only we might change his name from Snoopy to Linus because this is what happens after the "place" command ;)


My puppy did a one week board and train. Thank goodness I now have the tools I need to teach Poppy how to be a good dog. It will take some work and patience, but I now know I can do it. What a great path of foundation to become a therapy dog. Thanks Rick and Dr. Sokol for recommending The Barking Zone.


Rick & Christina at the Barking Zone were amazing! JJ came home from training a much more well behaved puppy that our family can actually enjoy. They also equip you with the information you need for carry over at home. We highly recommend these knowledgeable and kind experts!


I sent my 7 month old German Shepherd Millie to Rick for the 2 week board and train party. This pup had been living in a barn before we adopted her, and she needed training on the basics. He did a wonderful job with her! She learned how to be calm before we leave the house, walk proper on the leash, stay in "place" and so much more. Most importantly, she knows when it's okay for monkey business and it's time to be serious. He taught her so much and he is very passionate about his work. You have to keep up the training at home and be consistent, but he provides great resources to keep it going after the "party". I want to add that the Barking Zone is an awesome daycare, too! Rick will make sure your dog has a great time and comes home tired. Thanks Rick!! We now have a happy and well behaved family pet.


Rick was great with our (very large) German shepherd, Axel. We were nervous because he is extremely hard to control on a leash. He initially had to be muzzled to be dropped off for training but Rick had the muzzle off by day 2 & Axel was (politely) interacting with other people & dogs which he hadn't done before. I highly recommend Rick at the Barking zone for any behavioral issues! It shows that he not only is great at what he does but loves helping the dogs he trains!


I would highly recommend Rick at the Barking Zone!!! We left our sweet, extremely smart, strong-willed, 8 month-old boxer with Rick for two weeks ... and Miss Millie came home a new woman. She will stay in place at dinner time, and not jump on our company (even a family of seven.) The fearful five year old was leading Millie around the house without a hitch. She will stay in heel command, even with distractions. We will definitely bring her back to Rick if Millie ever develops other bad habits!!!


Welcome to The Barking Zone

A Dog Daycare for Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Chelsea, & Trussville, AL Pups!

The Barking Zone is a Birmingham based dog training company, serving Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Chelsea and surrounding areas. You can count on us to help you fix your everyday issues with your dog. Is your dog barking like a wild one when the doorbell rings? Guarding its toys or food? Jumping on you and everyone else? Having trouble walking off leash? The Barking Zone has a unique approach that consistently creates phenomenal results with the most challenging dogs. The Barking Zone has been open for over 19 years and we know how to communicate with your dog. Has your dog received training previously, and not shown any results? We can help. The Barking Zone is not like your standard program. We offer Board and Train, Private Sessions, off leash dog training, and structured daycare so you can have a well-behaved party animal!