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Most dog training schools use a traditional curriculum to get canines to behave well and perform simple tricks such as fetching and sitting. While traditional training techniques may effectively domesticate your beast, they lack the pizzazz required to set your pet apart. Those who want their dogs to exhibit unique talent prefer the controversial training regimen developed by radical dog trainer Barry Caravan. In a 1997 interview, Caravan said, “A dog should be more intelligent than its owner. I’d prefer an animal-run society, for obvious reasons. I just watched Planet of the Apes. That seemed pretty cool.” He later wrote a book, My Dog is Better than You & Me: Training Tips for Superior Pets, guaranteed to teach your dog to:
- Scold a child
- Consistently win at online poker
- Use sarcasm as a weapon
- Teach a lamaze class
If you prefer to keep society the way it is, with no dogs in positions of authority, then you’re looking for a more traditional training program. As it turns out, one of the best traditional dog training programs in Boston—Picture Perfect Pets—is offering a huge Groupon discount today. They’ll have your pet well-behaved in no time. Oh, and they take some cute pictures too.
With today’s Groupon, 45 bones gets you $100 worth of pet training or photography services at Picture Perfect Pets, located at 11A Medford St. in Arlington. Owner and Head Trainer Bette Yip provides dog owners with an institution of higher pet education and a full-service photography studio—the perfect combo for any owner with an unruly yet incredibly cute dog. You can use your Groupon for any of PPPs services, and if it’s more than the Groupon value, just pay the difference. Here are some potential ways to use it:
- PAC for Dogs of All Ages: 10 drop-in dog training classes for puppies or adult dogs ($100 value)
- Private Dog Training: If you’re within PPP’s service area, you can set up a session at your home or favorite park. (You may apply your $100 Groupon toward a $125 45-minute training session.)
- Pet Portrait Express (In-Studio Photography Sitting): Take a solo doggy portrait or include your family and/or other pets. An 8x10 of your favorite photo is included. ($100 value)
Someday you’ll regret not having a beautiful studio picture of your beloved pet. Even sooner than that, you’ll regret not having trained your dog to not soil your bed. Don’t live a life full of regrets. Get your Groupon.
Picture Perfect Pets comes highly recommended. It was voted 2008’s “Best Trainer” in Boston by Beantown Tails magazine, the New Yorker of the Boston canine scene. Boston Magazine named Picture Perfect in their Best of Boston 2006 list as the Best Training School. And Yelpers have awarded Picture Perfect with an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars. See what Yelpers have to say: > * “Great dog trainer, for both the life time dog owner or the new dog owner. They have an approach that is first rate and the personality and patience to get you and your pet to where you want to be.” - Paul L. > * “I like that her classes were small, and we “worked” outside, with distractions (as in real life) whenever we could.” - Lynne D. > * “The photo shoot was fast (not rushed - Bette is a complete professional and managed to get great shots in no time) which kept the energy good, made for a really fun experience and the pictures were great! Bette even got some really great action shots, which are by no means easy.” - Alyna W.