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One or Three Self-Serve Dog Washes and Professional Nail Clippings at Modern Dog Boston (Up to 58% Off)

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Scrub your dog clean with a self-serve bath that includes scented shampoo, a blow-dry, cologne, and other perks

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. New customers only for 3-wash option. Call aheads and walk-ins welcome. Subject to availability. For three-wash option, must use all remaining washes within 12 weeks of the first wash. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required for nail trims. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

People go all out grooming their pets, from trimming their nails to ordering pills that make their fur smell like cotton candy. Be sweet to your pet with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $15 for one self-serve dog wash and professional nail clipping (a $31 value)
  • $39 for three self-serve dog washes and professional nail clippings (a $93 value)<p>

Each self-serve dog wash includes the following:

  • Tub rental
  • Scented shampoo
  • Towel and blow-dry
  • Brush
  • Cologne
  • Eye and ear wipes
  • Bandana<p>

For every Boston Strong dog wash, Modern Dog Boston donates $1 to The One Fund.

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 doggie 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.


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100% of 13 customers recommend

  • “I love the Modern dog almost as much as my dog does. Charles is wonderful and you can see he is an animal lover at heart as he thanked Max for each grateful lick on...”

    “I love the Modern dog almost as much as my dog does. Charles is wonderful and you can see he is an animal lover at heart as he thanked Max for each grateful lick on his neck while carefully trimming his nails. I highly recommend this place! 5 stars!”

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    Dorchester, MA 02124

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