Two or Five Days of Doggy Playcare or Three Nights of Boarding at Urban Dog Retreat of Arden (Up to 53% Off)

Arden

23 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

Boarding includes playcare and overnight care.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 24 hr cancellation notice required. All pets must be properly immunized. Overnight boarding not valid during holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $25 for two days of playcare ($50 value)
  • $59 for five days of playcare ($125 value)
  • $60 for three nights of boarding ($105 value)

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.

Customer Reviews

23 Ratings

Great morning staff! Our puppy comes home exhausted and happy!!
Karen B. · June 5, 2015
I've only had Obi-Wan in the Arden facility, and I can highly recommend both the people and the environment. They have a special little "good by" ritual, where the manager has the dog sit and the two of them observe the owner leaving. The manager explains to the dog that the owner will definitely be back, and he/she will have the best care during their stay. I've never seen that kind of respect in a doggie daycare before. I sincerely appreciate their compassion and dedication to making both the dog's and owner's experience so positive.
Jonna R. · June 1, 2015
The staff at both locations were great!
Denise W. · June 1, 2015
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    Arden

    5 Airport Road

    Arden, NC 28704

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