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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Hikes For Dogs

Fitdog hikes for your dog

Posted by | Activities, Dog Care, Dog Facts, Fitdog Runners Group, Hiking, Tips | No Comments

Hikes are perfect for all dogs! Each pup benefits from being outdoors and getting in a great exercise with their Fitdog friends and trainers. But are you worried your dog can’t take it? Trust us, they can! Fitdog Sports now offers both Canyon Hikes and Low Impact Hikes so you can select the best option for your pup! Canyon Hikes Canyon Hikes are from 9 am – 1 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Our Fitdogs go on a 4 to 6-mile hike in the Santa Monica Mountains during our Canyon Hikes. They are great for active pups and basic...

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Separation anxiety in dogs by Vetted PetCare

Posted by | Behavior, Dog Care, Dog Facts, Featured Blogger, Featured Partner, Health, Home, Tips, Training, Vet Tips, Well-Being | No Comments

Did you know that dogs express stress in various ways? From panting or shaking to aggression and excessive barking, these are all different ways your pup may display their anxiety. This week we are so excited to have our partner, Vetted PetCare, share some pawesome tips on how to prevent your dog from developing separation anxiety! Here are 5 Tips and Tricks to prevent separation anxiety. Avoid an over enthusiastic greeting when entering your home. Greeting your dog with an excited and high pitched tone only encourages a hyperactive state. Take your pup for a walk before you go. A...

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What to do when your dog goes missing

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Whether it’s for five minutes, five days or five weeks, one of the worst feelings is when your dog goes missing. You never think it can happen to you until it’s too late. We want to make sure you are taking all of the right precautionary steps and doing the right things should you have a lost dog. Things to do ahead of time: Microchipping – Did you know that it’s against the law in some cities to euthanize a pet who has been microchipped, even if it is not claimed! Many websites allow you to register your pup’s microchip...

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Puppy problems: jumping

Posted by | Behavior, Dog Care, Dog Facts, Home, Just Because, Tips, Training | No Comments

The truth is at first, all puppies jump. It’s our duty as responsible dog owners to fix this behavior so that it doesn’t become a problem. Just like your pup sniffs a new dog’s face when they meet, they want to sniff yours! Since we’re so much larger than they are, they think they need to jump to greet us and grab our attention. Most of the time dogs jump up because their humans have taught them to jump up. A small, fluffy, excited jumping puppy is one thing, cute even. But what happens when they are bigger, older and...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog_ Meet Our Trainers: Rhonda Feinberg

Meet our trainers: Rhonda Feinberg

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We at Fitdog take the highest regard for the training of your dogs. From basic puppy training to behavioral modification, we want you to meet and KNOW the individuals behind our fantastic training programs. Last post, we introduced you to Jeff, now we’re excited for you to meet Rhonda – another one of our fantastic Fitdog trainers! Rhonda has been training dogs for 16 years! She studied animal behavior in college and after she got married and raised her son, she brought home 2 mini Schnauzers, who started her dog training career. Rhonda has a mentor that she has worked...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Risky Business For Pet Parents

Risky business for pet parents

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We all know there are certain things we do that may not be the best for our pets (that occasional bite of table scraps). But did you know those little bad habits can mean serious health risks for your dog?  Here are a few risky behaviors to identify and stop for the health of our furry best friends. Not properly socializing new pets Veterinarians and dog trainers are at odds when it comes to the right age to socialize puppies. Most veterinarians want owners to wait until dogs are fully vaccinated and have a stronger immune system. While trainers recommend...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ A Day At Fitdog Daycare

A day at Fitdog daycare

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Do you wonder what your pup does when they're home alone? It could be anything from sleeping all day to gnawing on your favorite shoes. To avoid any worries, they can always spend the day with us! Here’s what a day at Fitdog daycare looks like for your furry best friend! Rise & shine! Breakfast is served! Our guests who stayed the night are attended to and served breakfast to fuel up for another fun day! Morning walks We welcome our Fitdog friends with a morning stroll and potty break to start their day off right. Playtime! Time for their...

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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_How Not To Get Discouraged From Potty Training

How not to get discouraged from potty training

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We all know how difficult it can be potty training your pup! It’s easy to get discouraged, or even want to give up! But, don’t! Here are some tips to help you get through potty training. Don’t panic if pups regress in their training Everyone goes through it. Remember you are dealing with the equivalent of a two-year-old child. It could be a good long while before your puppy is completely reliable. There's nothing more you can do but be patient and kind. And keep lots of cleaner handy. Notice the signs and be quick on your feet Your pup...

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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Ways To Keep Your Home Smelling Lovely

Ways to keep your home smelling lovely

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Spring breezes, garden-fresh floral arrangements, and fresh cut grass – the aromas that Spring is in the air! But, these scents aren’t always how you describe a home with a dog. We all know our cute little pup can bring some funny odors into our homes. It’s important to stay away from spraying a layer of perfume all over and instead to treat the problem at the source. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks to keep your home smelling lovely! Clean up any messes promptly When you realize your pup has had an accident, be sure to...

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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Why Dental Cleanings Are A Must For Your Pup

Why dental cleanings are a must for your pup

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Imagine not brushing your teeth or going to the dentist - ever. Besides stinky breath, you’d be at risk for dental diseases like gingivitis, cavities, plaque and tartar buildup. When your pup doesn’t get dental care, the same is true! We know it’s not the easiest task to try to brush your dog’s teeth, but it is necessary to take care of your pup’s pearly whites. Avoiding teeth brushings can lead to health issues especially if the bacteria associated with dental decay get into your pet’s bloodstream. The bacteria can cause issues with your pet’s heart, kidneys, and joints. Regular...

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