Zoom Room’s dog-training facilities have one cardinal rule: owners must be present during class. This is because humans need just as much training as their canine companions when establishing obedience, and it’s important that owners learn the best positive-reinforcement techniques from the knowledgeable staff. Classes, which are either private or limited to a small group, cover topics ranging from general obedience and agility training to more specific needs such as overcoming shyness.
In fact, improving canine social skills is one of Zoom Room’s missions, as evidenced by the regularly hosted fundraiser events and Doggy Disco parties, which give dogs a chance to meet other dogs and expand away from their inner circle of fire hydrants. This combination of training and fun, in addition to the facility’s selection of organic dog food, natural dog treats, and functional dog accessories, has garnered an array of local and national press.
It might be hard to believe considering its vast array of products, but Sears, Roebuck and Co. began with one accessory: watches. In 1886, Richard W. Sears bought a box of unwanted watches from a jeweler, thinking he could turn a profit by selling them. He was correct and committed to the watch business by hiring Alvah C. Roebuck, an experienced watchmaker.
As time went on, though, their business expanded its umbrella far beyond what people wore on their wrists. Sears became known as the place to shop for almost any appliance, from sewing machines to those magical boxes that create water from nothing and clean your clothes.
Today, the stores stock clothing, accessories, electronics, kitchen equipment, tools for outdoor living, and home decor. This variety is sustained by Sears's proprietary brands—Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard, to name a few—and other national names that populate the shelves.
Dogs reign supreme at Bark Ave, where a team of dog-obsessed caretakers play with them and groom their coats. Doggy daycare affords plenty of romping time followed by overnight boarding. In addition to boarding dogs, staff groom furry guests of all sizes and hair density, showering them with extra pampering by brushing their teeth, painting their nails, and de-shedding their lustrous coats. Hypoallergenic and medicated shampoos are also available for sensitive skin or dogs allergic to themselves.
While pooches are part of the family, unfortunately they can't always go along on the family vacation. My Dog's Spot makes up for what they may miss out on by giving them comfortable quarters to sleep, play, and eat in. They also get to socialize with other four-legged friends, catching up on the latest gossip around the proverbial hydrant. For pups that require only a short stay, half- and full-day doggie daycare are available as well.
We are open Tuesday through Friday from 7:30am to 5pm and most Saturdays from 8am to 3pm. We offer complete dog grooming inclduing hair trimming, nails clipped or filed, ears cleaned, anal gland expressing, teeth brushing and water picking, skin treatments, low-shed treatments,and paw re-hydration treatment.
Dog trainers designed every aspect of Lucky Dog Day Camp's 4,500-square-foot facility, and unlike most pet stores, the company focuses exclusively on a single species. Tails wag constantly within its supervised confines, where play sessions let well-mannered pups exercise and socialize freely. However, Lucky Dog's staff doesn't let dogs frolic and play checkers without any rules. Run by Jim Alloway, a trainer with more than 25 years of experience, their obedience programs can housebreak puppies and teach older dogs to obey advanced hand signals. To ensure pets look as well as they behave, Lucky Dog's groomers bathe, brush, and cut dogs' flowing locks.