Owning a pet can be expensive due to the costs of food, toys, and bills for phone calls above the range of human hearing. Save a bone with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $75 for an eight-week beginning dog-obedience course (a $150 value)
- $20 for $40 worth of pet supplies and gifts, such as a designer collar ($15.99), a stuff-less pink-flamingo toy ($12.99), or a pet picture frame ($12.99)
During weekly obedience classes, instructor Donna Manchester draws from more than a quarter century of dog-training experience to coach pet owners through a regimen of training and praise. Manchester demonstrates how to teach dogs basic commands, redirect unwanted behaviors, and develop a relationship based on respect and control. Beginning obedience classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays or 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
The Hound's Tooth
Donna Manchester’s favorite part of business is something that’s often overlooked these days: old-fashioned social interaction. While Donna sips steaming coffee with her customers and talks about their lives, their pets, and their tastes, the shelves of The Hound’s Tooth showcase her own favorite things. There, in items such as gourmet food or quality pet supplies, rests a reflection of Donna’s love for both dogs and the small delights of life. Each item she stocks, from leashes to collars to vases, is like a piece of herself, but her boutique caters to more than those with good taste.
With more than 25 years of experience teaching dogs to sit, roll over, and stop filling out the newspaper’s crossword puzzles, she acts as a local dog whisperer, sharing her knowledge with pet owners during obedience courses in the boutique’s training area. In addition to taking their pooches to class and outfitting them with toys and even dresses from the Barktique, Donna’s two-legged customers can also find plenty of treats for themselves—candles, picture frames, dip mixes, and wines head home or slip into wrapping paper to surprise friends or mirror reflections.
The Hound's Tooth
Donna Manchester’s favorite part of business is something that’s often overlooked these days: old-fashioned social interaction. Donna talks with customers about their lives, their pets, and their tastes. She also shares her knowledge with them during obedience courses. With more than 25 years of experience teaching dogs to sit, roll over, and stop filling out the newspaper’s crossword puzzles, Donna acts as a local dog whisperer, passing along her tips to pet owners.