The Barking Dog

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  • 208 Londonderry Turnpike

    Hooksett, NH 03106

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  • 603-222-2275

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I have boarded my dogs at the Barking Dog in Derry and Hooksett for many years (since they opened). We have been going to the Hooksett location for the past three years as we moved north. They are kind, loving, polite, and have done a great job with grooming and boarding for us. I'm surprised at the reviews here, because I have never had a problem. Unless you go to a small family house type kennel, you will not find a kennel that cleans your dog's run at night. For the person who complained about a nail bleeding, it can happen at times when they are cut and it looks like they cut all but 1 of the nails without bleeding. Golden Retrievers are not supposed to have their hair cut so it probably does look unusual. I've had poodles groomed there just fine, and our dogs love the doggy day care. They give our dogs and cat medication, they remember their preferences, and our dogs are always happy to see them. They are very careful with our elderly cat. I recommended them whole-heartedly.

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I have boarded my dogs at the Barking Dog in Derry and Hooksett for many years (since they opened). We have been going to the Hooksett location for the past three years as we moved north. They are kind, loving, polite, and have done a great job with grooming and boarding for us. I'm surprised at the reviews here, because I have never had a problem. Unless you go to a small family house type kennel, you will not find a kennel that cleans your dog's run at night. For the person who complained about a nail bleeding, it can happen at times when they are cut and it looks like they cut all but 1 of the nails without bleeding. Golden Retrievers are not supposed to have their hair cut so it probably does look unusual. I've had poodles groomed there just fine, and our dogs love the doggy day care. They give our dogs and cat medication, they remember their preferences, and our dogs are always happy to see them. They are very careful with our elderly cat. I recommended them whole-heartedly.

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I just came home from bringing my golden retriever to the Barking Dog to get groomed. I am VERY disappointed! First thing I noticed is how choppy and uneven they cut his coat. There are layers and layers on his belly that are all different lengths, even the tops of his EARS are cut choppy! On further inspection I noticed they didn??t even clean his ears! Are you kidding me? I called immediately and the receptionist sounded understanding enough and offered to go find the groomer so I could talk to them. Just my luck she was already gone for the day! The receptionist took my name and number and promised I would receive a callback tomorrow and that I could bring my dog back in to ??get it fixed? at no additional charge. I was also told that they use a clipper comb of some sort and that maybe that??s what I was seeing because I had him cut short. That to me is ridiculous, I had him groomer 3 months ago at all dogs?? gym and he has a PERFECT cut done and is was shorter! The only reason I didn??t go back there was I had concerns that my dog was not allowed to go to the bathroom or drink for the 5 hours they had him! Guess I??m on the lookout for ANOTHER new groomer!

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I just came home from bringing my golden retriever to the Barking Dog to get groomed. I am VERY disappointed! First thing I noticed is how choppy and uneven they cut his coat. There are layers and layers on his belly that are all different lengths, even the tops of his EARS are cut choppy! On further inspection I noticed they didn??t even clean his ears! Are you kidding me? I called immediately and the receptionist sounded understanding enough and offered to go find the groomer so I could talk to them. Just my luck she was already gone for the day! The receptionist took my name and number and promised I would receive a callback tomorrow and that I could bring my dog back in to ??get it fixed? at no additional charge. I was also told that they use a clipper comb of some sort and that maybe that??s what I was seeing because I had him cut short. That to me is ridiculous, I had him groomer 3 months ago at all dogs?? gym and he has a PERFECT cut done and is was shorter! The only reason I didn??t go back there was I had concerns that my dog was not allowed to go to the bathroom or drink for the 5 hours they had him! Guess I??m on the lookout for ANOTHER new groomer!

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my wife booked a grooming appointment at the barking dog and I took her to the front desk.
I have never been there before and this was my 1st expierence and I promise you it will be my last.The girl i spoke was rude,ill tempered to say the least.what a great way to make an impression on a new potential customer.I turned around and walked out.long story short my wife had accidently called the derry nh facility instead of the hooksett facility.once I got home the derry facility called and the lady I spoke to was very nice and apparently had just talked to the hooksett facility and also found the young lady I had delt with to be rude and was going to call the manager.there is NO excuse for this type of poor customer service in this economy where every customer should be treated above average.I later found two of my neighbors who also had a bad expierence at the barking dog ltd.customer beware!!!!!

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my wife booked a grooming appointment at the barking dog and I took her to the front desk.
I have never been there before and this was my 1st expierence and I promise you it will be my last.The girl i spoke was rude,ill tempered to say the least.what a great way to make an impression on a new potential customer.I turned around and walked out.long story short my wife had accidently called the derry nh facility instead of the hooksett facility.once I got home the derry facility called and the lady I spoke to was very nice and apparently had just talked to the hooksett facility and also found the young lady I had delt with to be rude and was going to call the manager.there is NO excuse for this type of poor customer service in this economy where every customer should be treated above average.I later found two of my neighbors who also had a bad expierence at the barking dog ltd.customer beware!!!!!

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I took my dog here for the dog daycare after having a HORRIBLE experience at all dogs gym. I took a tour of the place first and it was amazing! When I brought my dog he was so nervous after all he had been through the last time but he went with them out back. I called to check on him a few hours later and they said he was doing great, walking around starting to play. When I picked him up I got a report card about his first day and they even printed out pictures for me to see him playing with the other dogs!! I couldn't be happier!! Even he couldn't be happier he is so happy there and comes home to sleep after all the play. I love it here and will never take my dog anywhere else again. Oh and in case you needed something bad about this place... I just wish it was open a little bit later.

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I took my dog here for the dog daycare after having a HORRIBLE experience at all dogs gym. I took a tour of the place first and it was amazing! When I brought my dog he was so nervous after all he had been through the last time but he went with them out back. I called to check on him a few hours later and they said he was doing great, walking around starting to play. When I picked him up I got a report card about his first day and they even printed out pictures for me to see him playing with the other dogs!! I couldn't be happier!! Even he couldn't be happier he is so happy there and comes home to sleep after all the play. I love it here and will never take my dog anywhere else again. Oh and in case you needed something bad about this place... I just wish it was open a little bit later.

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Today is August 2 2010. My husband and I have brought our dogs to the Exeter location many times over the past few years mainly for daycare but also for training and a few times for boarding. I am so disappointed with them! There website lies, this whole time I thought someone was with my babies at all times even during the night and I found out they are there only during the hours they are open for business. So you mean to tell me my dog is left along in a kennel for 12 hours?! Thats not what I pay extra money for, to have my dogs sit in their own feces or urine if they have an accident. The staff is constantly changing, never see the same people there after a few months with the exception of a few gals. The facility is beautiful but the people at the desk are rude, quick to get your money and never know whats going on with the dogs. My last time there I was interested in training, well they dont do agility anymore...it says on their website they do! Lies,lies and more lies. Who only knows if they tell the truth about how your dog did. I wouldnt trust this place, I love my babies, I have since gotten a sitter that comes to my house and walks them, brings them to the park or beach and they love it! They are actually tired when I get home, at the daycare they were wired when they came home like they didnt even play all day like they say they do. Good Luck!

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Today is August 2 2010. My husband and I have brought our dogs to the Exeter location many times over the past few years mainly for daycare but also for training and a few times for boarding. I am so disappointed with them! There website lies, this whole time I thought someone was with my babies at all times even during the night and I found out they are there only during the hours they are open for business. So you mean to tell me my dog is left along in a kennel for 12 hours?! Thats not what I pay extra money for, to have my dogs sit in their own feces or urine if they have an accident. The staff is constantly changing, never see the same people there after a few months with the exception of a few gals. The facility is beautiful but the people at the desk are rude, quick to get your money and never know whats going on with the dogs. My last time there I was interested in training, well they dont do agility anymore...it says on their website they do! Lies,lies and more lies. Who only knows if they tell the truth about how your dog did. I wouldnt trust this place, I love my babies, I have since gotten a sitter that comes to my house and walks them, brings them to the park or beach and they love it! They are actually tired when I get home, at the daycare they were wired when they came home like they didnt even play all day like they say they do. Good Luck!

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I have been wanting to bring my dogs, Maxx & Cinnimon to their training for a while, and I finally pursuaded my mother to let them go, but we couldn't let my 2yr old short haired brussles griffion, Cinnimon go because my father was scared they were going to hurt her (which I think is pretty stupid). I was so excited to bring Maxx though. The reason why I wanted to join their training class (Basic Obedience), was because I felt that my 8 yr old papillon, Maxx was in need of socialization and happiness which did just that! For a long time, Maxx just always looked so depressed and sad for some reason so when i joined him he was so happier, it was amazing how much his confidence has grown! Anyways, Val the dog trainer their is such a nice lady! Shes also great working with dogs. Maxx is so much better in his behavior. And, everyone in your group is in it together. We were suppose to carry on the trainer but i didnt do so well, so we might have to do the class again. Hope this helped, Good luck!

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I have been wanting to bring my dogs, Maxx & Cinnimon to their training for a while, and I finally pursuaded my mother to let them go, but we couldn't let my 2yr old short haired brussles griffion, Cinnimon go because my father was scared they were going to hurt her (which I think is pretty stupid). I was so excited to bring Maxx though. The reason why I wanted to join their training class (Basic Obedience), was because I felt that my 8 yr old papillon, Maxx was in need of socialization and happiness which did just that! For a long time, Maxx just always looked so depressed and sad for some reason so when i joined him he was so happier, it was amazing how much his confidence has grown! Anyways, Val the dog trainer their is such a nice lady! Shes also great working with dogs. Maxx is so much better in his behavior. And, everyone in your group is in it together. We were suppose to carry on the trainer but i didnt do so well, so we might have to do the class again. Hope this helped, Good luck!

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grooming is horrible in exeter, i have taken my 2 dogs to them twice and both times they have come home with many cuts on them. i had to take them to the vet for staples, thats how bad the cuts were. i will never bring my dogs to them again, and the staff is not very friendly. very rude. good luck if you ever bring your dogs there.

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grooming is horrible in exeter, i have taken my 2 dogs to them twice and both times they have come home with many cuts on them. i had to take them to the vet for staples, thats how bad the cuts were. i will never bring my dogs to them again, and the staff is not very friendly. very rude. good luck if you ever bring your dogs there.

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They have become way to big for their own good ! It has gone down hill and outrageously expensive, the prices have jumped over and over in the last year or so.

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They have become way to big for their own good ! It has gone down hill and outrageously expensive, the prices have jumped over and over in the last year or so.

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I took my dog there today which is Feb.10,2009. I was not satisfied as you see when I got him home I noticed they cut his nails and one was bleeding. I may have to take him to the vet as you see it still will not stop bleeding. Would have been nice if they would have told me when I picked him up. I will NEVER bring him back...

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I took my dog there today which is Feb.10,2009. I was not satisfied as you see when I got him home I noticed they cut his nails and one was bleeding. I may have to take him to the vet as you see it still will not stop bleeding. Would have been nice if they would have told me when I picked him up. I will NEVER bring him back...

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Our two dogs Maddie & Cooper attend daycare at the barking Dog in Hooksett, We were previous customers of the Derry facility before we moved to Pembroke, and made the switch to Hooksett knowing our babies would continue to be in good hands. Hooksett is a beautiful facility The only down side is the price difference between the Hooksett and Derry facility, 20 dollars in Derry and 22 dollars in Hooksett per dog It doesn't sound like alot but it does ad up but again totally worth it for our two babies We are thankful to have a great place to let our dogs get some exercise and socialize.

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Our two dogs Maddie & Cooper attend daycare at the barking Dog in Hooksett, We were previous customers of the Derry facility before we moved to Pembroke, and made the switch to Hooksett knowing our babies would continue to be in good hands. Hooksett is a beautiful facility The only down side is the price difference between the Hooksett and Derry facility, 20 dollars in Derry and 22 dollars in Hooksett per dog It doesn't sound like alot but it does ad up but again totally worth it for our two babies We are thankful to have a great place to let our dogs get some exercise and socialize.

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My dogs love boarding there so much they don't want to leave. They get lots of attention in a clean environment. Feed on your schedule, your food or a choice of theirs. Somebody is on site 24 hrs.

Groomers are fantastic. Even my shy one has no problem with any of the groomers. Great treatments for when they're blowing their coats.

Wasn't impressed with trainers.

PROS: Groomers, boarding
CONS: Trainers

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My dogs love boarding there so much they don't want to leave. They get lots of attention in a clean environment. Feed on your schedule, your food or a choice of theirs. Somebody is on site 24 hrs.

Groomers are fantastic. Even my shy one has no problem with any of the groomers. Great treatments for when they're blowing their coats.

Wasn't impressed with trainers.

PROS: Groomers, boarding
CONS: Trainers

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