Three or Six Days of Dog Daycare with Options for Training Sessions at Bark Avenue Playcare, Inc (Up to 54% Off)

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In a Nutshell

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

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). New clients only. 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 is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like a stubborn grandfather, pets hate being taken to the doctor and like to have the radio on all day so that they don't feel alone. Take care of your extended family with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $45 for three days of doggy daycare ($90 value)
  • $82 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; $255 total value)
  • $249 for six days of doggy daycare ($180 value), each with a 30-minute training session ($330 value; $510 total value)

Dog Socialization: Pup Meets World

It's said that puppies ultimately grow into their paws, but the same can be said about their brains. Brush up on your doggy development with Groupon's study of dog socialization.

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.

Customer Reviews

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
Kerri H. · September 9, 2014
Speak with Daniel with what you actually want out of your dog, the man is a genius.
Jay M. · June 4, 2014
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    West Town

    1959 W Fulton St.

    1st Floor

    Chicago, IL 60612

    +13124558582

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