Our Team

Candy Oppman


 Extremely compassionate and caring about both people and animals. Dog behavior expert. Over 15 years experience in the pet care industry.

Kseniya Tsipis

Trainer/Kennel Attendant

Rescues or assists in finding homes for over 50 dogs a year. Holisitc healer. Certified trainer. Loves all animals.

Teresa Noster

Kennel Manager

Previously worked at 4 Paws. Industrious and quick-witted. The glue that holds Bark U together. Particular fondness for labs and lab mixes but loves ALL dogs.

Gene Paliy

Kennel Attendant

Bark U Comedian - always good for a laugh. Amazing work ethic. Voted best taste in music of all BU staff.

Brenda Stefan

Kennel Staff

Our BU weekend warrior. Full time at the post office. Soft spoken and sweet but amazing with dogs of all sizes.

Brian Rausch

Kennel Attendant

The man in the back. 4 years experience at Bark U. All of the dogs know and love Brian. Commands respect but freely gives love to all of the doggies.

Amanda Thomas

Marketing Manager

Organized and conscientious. Marketing guru with a love for dogs and animals.

Make an Appointment Today!

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

Our Hours

Mon-Fri 6:30 A.M.- 6:30 P.M.

Saturday  9 A.M.- 5 P.M.

Sunday 9 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Closed everyday from

12 - 1 P.M. for naptime

Training Tip









Bark U Training Tip #25:


Learn dog body language. This is incredibly important in being able to tell that your dog is not comfortable with the situation he or she is in. You don't want the negative implications that come with your dog feeling uncomfortable meeting a new dog or person. Forcing the issue can lead to a negative reaction in the moment and longer term issues down the line.


Learn more about training at Bark U here and click here to view our current training schedule

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