Family: Lair Of The Dog

For your next vacation, consider camp for your canine--and for the rest of the family too

Every dog must have his day, and this is Fred's. To give this story about vacations for the family dog a canine point of view, Fred, my three-year-old terrier mix, is sniffing out the NEW YORK DOG SPA & HOTEL. Following a shampoo, he is washed, dried and brushed before joining three dozen or so other dogs romping in the Manhattan facility's large indoor play space. To socialize them, trainer Andrea Smith has created separate areas for dogs of different size, temperament and adaptability. Like a kid on the first day at a new school, Fred holds back, lingering by my...

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