Pets in Gurnee

50% Off Pet Care Services

Bark University, Inc.

Mundelein

$80 $40

Experienced pet handlers groom, entertain, and educate canines; bring a collar, leash, and treats for training classes

Up to 50% Off Self-Service Dog Grooming Sessions

Dirty Dog Grooming Spa

Arlington Heights

$20 $10

Doggie spa provides the space and products for pet owners to scrub their pooches clean

50% Off Pet Goods or Services at Follow Your Nose

Follow Your Nose

Evanston

$40 $20

The pet boutique stocks premium foods, boutique toys, and housemade treats; staffers groom and make house calls

51% Off a Cat- or Dog-Adoption Fee

The Anti Cruelty Society

Multiple Locations

$65 $32

Adopt a feline or canine from an organization that prevents cruelty to animals and provides care for creatures year-round

50% Off Raw-Food-Diet Starter Kit for Dog

Honden & Katten

DePaul

$49.99 $25

Pet lovers can choose special recipes that are prepared onsite and can be picked up fresh from the butcher

Up to 54% Off Doggy Daycare and Training

Bark Avenue Playcare, Inc

Illinois Medical District

$90 $45

Dogs roam with their fellow tail-waggers inside a cage-free facility and enjoy 30-minute, one-on-one training sessions

Up to 54% Off Dog Daycare at DoggieWorks

DoggieWorks

DoggieWorks

$145 $72

After being placed in an appropriate playgroup, dogs enjoy toys and specially designed playground equipment to jump and climb on

Up to 66% Off Dog Runs from Dog Park Dreams

Dog Park Dreams

On Location

$100 $35

Dogs run, play, and socialize for an hour in an off-leash dog park; owners receive a daily video/picture email of their dog playing

Up to 71% Off from Millennium Dog Walkers

Millennium Dog Walkers

Redeem from Home

$140 $49

After each 30-minute dog walk, pet owners receive a report card detailing the dogs' behavior

45% Off Pet Care

Khalaysi Home Pet Styling

Redeem from Home

$225 $124

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Pet Care

Happy Paws

Redeem from Home

$60 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

49% Off Pet Care

Ready, Set, Paws!

Redeem from Home

$75 $38

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Dog Running Service

Dogtastic Walking & Running Services

Redeem from Home

$60 $29

Dog runners take canines on vigorous one-mile jogs, either on foot or with a bike; puppies receive at least 30 minutes of play time.

50% Off In-Home Puppy Training

Sit Means Sit Dog Training

On Location

$150 $75

Lessons focus on curbing behaviors such as jumping up, excessive barking, separation anxiety, leash pulling, potty training, and aggression

50% Off Pet Daycare

Grunty's Pet Care

On Location

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

56% Off Pet Care

Dramatic Paws Pet Care

Uptown

$70 $31

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

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The Dog Lounge is a one-stop shop for man’s best friend. In addition to grooming, the pooch-friendly salon also provides doggy daycare and dog-walking services, sells natural pet-care products, and hosts obedience training with experienced trainer Maria Betlinski.

432 Peterson Road
Libertyville,
IL
US

Save-A-Pet is a not-for-profit, no-kill adoption center dedicated to finding loving, quality homes for each cat and dog in its care. Our adoption center strives to create an environment which enhances both awareness of and support for the humane treatment of animals.

31664 N Fairfield Rd
Grayslake,
IL
US

According to Buffalo Grove Countryside, Candy Oppman trained her first dog when she was only 9 years old. Like many people, she grew up and started a family—only her family turned out to be a combination of kids and rescue dogs. After founding her own pet-sitting business, Candy went on to learn about training and animal behavior. These skills would prove useful for her next endeavor: Bark University, Inc.

Inside Bark University's 3,500-square-foot facility, trainers rear canines through a method called "pack leadership"; or as Candy puts it, "training them as a mother dog trains her puppies, in a language they understand." The full-service facility is also open to daycare, where supervised dogs can frolic along the 5,000-square-foot fenced backyard and in the rubber-matted playroom in groups separated by size, temperament, and playing style. They round out their services with grooming sessions and overnight stays—wherein a staffer remains on premises to keep pets safe and see if they start to talk.

1414 Armour Boulevard
Mundelein,
IL
US

Head trainer Jacki Larisch passes along an abiding passion for horsemanship to each student that she works with at Creekside Farm. Jacki inherited her love of horses from her parents, themselves International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) level competitors, and it continued through her four years as a member of The Ohio State University Hunt Seat Equestrian team. Today, Jacki shares her experience in proper English hunter and jumping technique in lessons that aim to create knowledgeable, well-rounded equestrians even if their previous experience only involves hours spent on coin-operated stallions outside grocery stores.

25147 N Gilmer Rd
Mundelein,
IL
US

Poopie Palz sends fastidious cleaners to yards and dog runs to collect and remove dog waste year-round. Upon securing all waste within ecofriendly bags, they send a text message to homeowners letting them know it is once again safe to walk barefoot while watering hedges. In addition to picking up dog waste and removing it from properties, Poopie Palz offers dog-walking visits, which include water and food refills, as well as love and attention. They also visit cats, cleaning out litter boxes, refilling water and food, and calmly explaining the science behind laser pointers in flawless cat speak.

255 N Buffalo Grove Rd, PO Box 5485
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

Horse Tack: Geared Up for a Ride

Most basic riding lessons include a how-to on tacking up the horse. Get a head start with Groupon's overview of horse tack.

Tack refers to everything a horse wears for a ride, from saddles to bridles to reins. Just as people dress differently for different jobs, horses wear different tack depending on whether they're employed riding on trails, working on a cattle ranch, strutting down a runway, or competing inside a show ring.

One of the most important pieces of tack is the saddle, buckled onto a band around the horse's middle called a girth. Western saddles, designed for long days of riding, distribute the rider?s weight evenly and comfortably across the horse?s back. At the front is a horn around which cowboys can wrap rope used to lead cattle. English saddles, on the other hand, are hornless, and are light to give horses more freedom to run and jump.

Then there are the parts of the tack designed to help the rider communicate with the horse. The bridle?leather headgear that slips around the horse?s ears and nose?is attached to a bit and reins. The bit is a metal or synthetic bar attached to the bridle and resting in the back of the horse?s mouth on its gums. The reins connect to the bit, letting the rider tug gently to indicate the need to slow down or make a turn. Although the reins used in English and Western riding may be the same, they're used differently. English riders hold on with both hands, whereas Western riders hold both in just one hand, leaving the other free to high-five passing sheriffs.

7713 E Tryon Grove Rd
Richmond,
IL
US

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