The trained and certified specialists at Camp Bow Wow tend to tail-waggers at their 10,000-square-foot, log-cabin-themed facility. It's equipped with three indoor play yards that are accessible to fenced outdoor play areas. Dogs staying overnight get tucked into individual cabins with a fleece blanket and a treat. Humans can keep tabs on their pups via an app that connects to Camp Bow Wow's live webcams. When staff members aren't keeping pooches company, they're involved in charitable endeavors, such as helping foster pets find permanent homes.
Behind the glass-paneled bakery case at Doggie Deli & Spa, baked bones and confections get canines salivating in the grand tradition of Pavlov's bell. Natural treats from Bark Stix, Whole Life, and Stella & Chewy's share shop space with collars, leashes, and toys, as well as a carefully curated selection of dog food so delicious pups will have to teach their humans not to beg. The spa half of the shop welcomes pooches and their owners for self-service washes powered by an assortment of shampoos, sprayers, and a high-velocity dryer.
Founded by dog trainer Jaime Van Wye, Zoom Room works to strengthen the bond between humans and canines of all ages and pedigree with fun and educational training courses. Zoom Room specializes in dog agility training, a burgeoning sport on the competitive canine scene that trains dogs by guiding them under, over, and through gymnastic obstacles. During timed runs, pooches playfully navigate the course, which ultimately results in improved strength, coordination, and balance. Instructors also lead obedience training classes for dogs of all ages, which can help improve behavior and ensure dogs stop jumping up on furniture and wearing white fur coats after Labor Day. Using a scientifically proven method of positive reinforcement, owners reward dogs with verbal praise and treats for successfully completing commands such as "sit," "stay," and "screen phone call." Additionally, Zoom Room’s schedule of classes includes doggy tricks training, puppy training, and therapy dog training.