About Us

Bark University was founded in 2013 by Candy Oppman. Candy’s love for animals and compassion for the people who care for them is what inspired her journey to become a dog trainer, a rescue rehab specialist, and open Bark University. Bark University’s mission is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for dogs to learn and play in while being cared for by knowledgeable and passionate animal care experts. We pride ourselves on cultivating a positive atmosphere in all areas of our campus. Whether your pooch is boarding for one night or having a relaxing day at our grooming salon, your furry friend will leave happy and refreshed.


Bark University offers Training, Boarding, Daycare, and Grooming services at our spacious Mundelein Campus. Our Main Campus has a spacious indoor obedience training facility, a one stop shop grooming salon, a comfortable kennel area, and over 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play space.  Learn more about our about different available services by selecting the Services tab.


Make an Appointment Today! For the quickest response, please contact us by phone. Thank you!

Please call (847) 367-9000 or use our contact form.

Our Hours

Mon-Fri 6:30AM - 6:30PM

Saturday  9:00AM- 5:00PM

Sunday 9:00AM - 2:00PM


Closed everyday from

12:00PM - 1:00PM for naptime

Alumni of the Month








September 2019



Capone is a shy guy that loves his classmates. Since coming to Bark U, he has gained more confidence and friends along the way. Capone enjoys his time in the sunshine and getting treats.

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