$145 for a One-Year Membership at D.O.G Ft. Lauderdale ($295 Value)

Wilton Manors

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In a Nutshell

Memberships to luxury dog hotel includes daycare or boarding, bathing, and play time

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All dogs must be current on Rabies, DHLPP and Bordetella. Boarding includes 1 meal per day, $3 per additional meal. Dogs over 7 months must be spayed/neutered, $4 additional for dogs that are not. Mandatory sanitary bath required for any dogs boarding longer than 3 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $145 for a one-year membership ($295 value)

Membership includes

  • D.O.G. doggie tag
  • Five days of daycare or two nights of boarding
  • Free bath
  • Free park play prior to grooming appointment
  • Priority boarding during high season
  • 10% discount on all D.O.G. services

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

12 Ratings

exccelent service...they give you back a happy good looking dog
Traian · October 4, 2016
My pup loves this place! He plays all day!
Melissa L. · June 23, 2016
Nice people and great groomers .
Mercedes F. · March 22, 2016
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    Wilton Manors

    2720 North Dixie Highway

    Wilton Manors, FL 33334

    +19547743339

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