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1959 W Fulton St. 1st Floor, Chicago

Three or Six Days of Dog Daycare with Option for Training Sessions at Bark Avenue Playcare, Inc (Up to 64% Off)

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Support this business with a RISK-FREE purchase. If you're unable to use your local Groupon, you can trade it in for use toward any of our other great local businesses - until you either view the voucher or it expires.

Highlights

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

Customer Reviews

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Daniel
6 ratings1 reviews
March 1, 2020
Great experience and people at Bark Ave.
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Stacy
1 ratings1 reviews
August 7, 2019
Have been coming to Bark Avenue for years - they are the greatest!
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LinTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
37 ratings9 reviews
December 7, 2017
Nice people. Facilities not as nice as Tucker's Pup, but TP also charges more.
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laurenTOP REVIEWER
18 ratings10 reviews
August 24, 2017
Really happy with this place so far! I've been sending my puppy to daycare here, and the staff is very friendly and has a lot of experience working with dogs. They seem to pay very close attention to them and and provide good feedback.
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jrritter5TOP REVIEWER
9 ratings6 reviews
January 12, 2017
LOve-love-love Bark Avenue. Daniel's training has completely changed the behavior of our Fiona- she has more confidence and is much less skittish (poor baby). It took 2 weeks for her to even take a treat from him and he is the most patient trainer ever. RIck and the crew there greet her warmly every morning and you can variably see her relax. Easy drop off and pick up too!
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Kerri
4 ratings3 reviews
February 14, 2018
The owner's and staff at Bark Avenue are awesome!!! They truly love animals big or small, young or old. This is our go to spot for daycare, boarding, training, and grooming. Thank you for everything, Bark Avenue!! We love you!! Kerri/Bella
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Jay
2 ratings1 reviews
February 16, 2018
Speak with Daniel with what you actually want out of your dog, the man is a genius.

What You'll Get

Choose from Three Options

  • $50 for three days of doggy daycare ($90 value)
  • $87 for six days of doggy daycare ($180 value)
  • $125 for three days of doggy daycare ($90 value), each with a 30-minute training session ($165 value; $350 total value)

Dog Socialization: Pup Meets World

A puppy's development can be limited by the length of its leash. Veterinarians urge owners to introduce canines to as many new experiences—people, places, fellow dogs, and even inanimate objects—as possible in controlled, nonthreatening environments in a process called dog socialization.

This is particularly critical in the window between 4 and 14 weeks of age, when a puppy's brain is actively codifying proper and improper behaviors and working to distinguish safe stimuli from threatening situations. Like all other animals, dogs are most likely to misbehave or react aggressively when afraid. Whether their fear stems from the noise of a passing vehicle or the beard of a next-door neighbor, owners can help put them at ease by exposing their four-pawed friends to potentially uncomfortable situations and making them feel at ease. The more experiences, the better.

But simply taking the pup out of its comfort zone is not enough. Spending time off the leash at a dog park can be great for canine socialization, but owners must be sure to monitor their dog's behavior. Veterinarians insist that dogs be allowed to enter into new environments voluntarily, and advise owners to reinforce model behavior with treats and praise. If they respond fearfully or aggressively from any stimuli, owners should withdraw them from the situation and not return until their pup has calmed down. If the source of the fear happens to be human, owners should ask the person to step back, as this teaches the dog that it is not responsible for protecting the pack from undercover mailmen.

If this sounds like a lot to manage, most cities abound with ready-made, controlled socialization environments: obedience classes. Along with strengthening the bond between pup and owner, group classes are great venues for socialization. There, puppies can take their behavioral cues both from their owners' instructions and through modeling, as the human praise bestowed upon their well-behaved classmates encourages them to follow suit.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for customers active within the past 6 month(s). Appointment required. Not valid for dogs who are unsocial or too aggressive; initial consultation with dog required, refund will be provided before service is provided to owners with dogs who do not qualify. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Bark Avenue Playcare, Inc

Pet, Pet Boarding