Dogs are man’s best friends, always fetching newspapers, licking wounds, and rehearsing handshake techniques before high-stakes job interviews. Hone your hound’s skills with today’s Groupon: for $60, you get six–eight weeks of dog-training classes at The DogSmith in Oxford, MS (up to a $130 value).
Headquartered in the posh Pampered Paws Pet Resort & Spa, The DogSmith smoothes the rough edges of canine misbehavior and cements symbiotic hominine-canine relationships with holistic pet training. Cadres of certified trainers spearhead a variety of six- to eight-week group classes, each designed to shape furballs of all ages and personality types into couth and cultured companions. Curtail nips and yips among the younger set with the six-week Small Paw Etiquette Program (a $100 value), which schools pups in the secret languages of oral commands, visual cues, and appropriate fork choices during black-tie kibble dinners. Mature pooches can flesh out their resumes with obedience and rally skill sets via the eight-week DogSmith Solutions symposium (a $120 value), which culminates in an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen exam. Or, dabble in doggie dressage with a spirited regimen of jumping, burrowing, and weaving in the Just for Fun Agility course (up to a $130 value).