Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Walking Without Fear

Walking without fear

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Walking your pup daily is a must and is meant to be an enjoyable activity for both you and your dog.  But for some dog owners, it’s a stressful and overwhelming experience. Unchecked behavioral issues, such as barking, lunging or excessive leash pulling, can make a one block loop feel like a hundred miles of dread. At Fitdog, we have heard many stories of owners avoiding humans and dogs by taking obscure walking routes, walking at odd times of day, or having to constantly cross the street.  After trying a dozen leashes, reading every article on Cesar Milan, and attending...

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Featured in Elle Décor’s 10 Most Luxurious Pet Hotels in the USA

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We are thrilled to be featured in Elle Décor’s list of the 10 Most Luxurious Pet Hotels in all of the USA! As Elle Décor highlights, our focus on outdoor California lifestyle gives dogs a unique and fun experience. From sunny beaches to canyon hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains to fun daycare playtime with friends, your dog will experience a full day of activity before resting easy in one of our suites. Then your dog can advantage of our in-house amenities like cooling pet beds, puzzle playtime, treadmill workouts and mini-bar service. Whether you’re from LA and traveling afar...

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Go green with earth-friendly dog products

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We all try to be earth-friendly, but now your dog can go green, too! We love these five products that are both good for our pups and the environment. Aussie Naturals is a fantastic company that produces products with 100% all natural consumables and they test all their toys at dog rescues! Their IndestructaBALL is eco-friendly and made from Mango wood, dried corn chips, and dried beans. Aussie Floppies are 2 in 1 stuffing-free toys made with all natural cotton. Looking for a great pool toy? We carry their Aussie Floatie, which is a water toy made out of neoprene....

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Winter myth busters

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Winter myths are everywhere! While we are lucky to live in sunny, SoCal where the winters aren’t freezing, there are still plenty of cool-weather myths surrounding your pooch that we need to dispel! From dog sweaters to food intake, do you know the truth behind some of the most common lores? Today we’re digging into the facts behind the five most common winter myths! Myth #1: There is no need to worry about fleas/ticks It’s true that there are not as many, but fleas and ticks can still get on your pet. Dogs need flea and tick treatment year around,...

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5 kitchen staples to keep your dog happy and healthy in the new year

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Keep your dog happy and healthy this new year! We’ve shared what types of fruits and vegetables your pup should avoid, but did you know that there are household items that will help keep your pup healthy? We’ve rounded up five of our favorite kitchen staples that you can use to start your dog off on the right paw. Carrots Carrots make tasty treats plus they are low in calories and high in fiber and vitamins. Give them to your pup steamed, raw or freeze them to make a chew treat. Chicken & Rice Boiled chicken and rice is a quick and...

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Working parents guide to Fitdog training programs

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Fitdog Sports Club is here to help with all of your doggy training and behavioral concerns. Is your pup jumping on people? Experiencing separation anxiety? Or pulling on leash? Our training programs are designed to produce results and are available when you are at work or busy. We have anything from a comprehensive board and train program to weekly drop-off classes. Come When Called This drop off class trains your dog for off-leash activities, like Canyon Hikes and Beach Excursions. It is perfect for puppies or for dogs that may need a refresher before their next activity. However, for first-time...

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Why doggy daycare can wait (for a little bit)

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Did you get a new puppy over the holidays? Thinking about doggy daycare? Even when your puppy has met all of the daycare requirements, starting daycare too soon can be detrimental for young dogs, especially puppies under the age of 6 months. Here are the top reasons people rush into daycare, why you may want to wait, and puppy friendly alternatives. Socialization. One of the common reasons people bring their dogs to daycare is that they want their dog to be socialized. It’s true. Daycare is very social. There are lots of dogs to socialize with. Why you should wait....

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Top dog videos of 2016

Posted by | Activities, Beach, Daycare, Dog Care, Dog Facts, Events, Fitdog Activities, Grooming, Hiking, Just Because, Overnight Boarding, Press, Running, Seasons, Tips, Training | No Comments

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for some seriously awesome dog videos! You know you can’t resist… Here are just a few of our fun-loving Fitdogs playing it up for our cameras over the last year! We love when pups show off their skills! Riley is practicing his jumps. [video width="720" height="540" m4v="http://www.fitdogsportsclub.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2-Riley-Jumps-Agility.m4v"][/video] Out on the trail, Honey practices recall. [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://www.fitdogsportsclub.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/3-Honey-Practicing-Recall.mp4"][/video] A busy mind is a happy mind and Puzzle Playtime is a perfect addition to a day at Fitdog. Max loves the treat puzzle from West Paw Design. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://www.fitdogsportsclub.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/4-max-puzzle-treat.mp4"][/video] Every day is a...

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2016 Fitdogs of the Year

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We love all of our Fitdogs but there can only be one Fitdog each month! To end the year on a fun note, here are some of the Fitdogs of 2016! Luna, June Fitdog of the Month Luna P., an energetic, sporty Golden retriever, is a regular at the beach where she loves to roll around in the sand! She was the perfect choice for our June Fitdog of the Month! She has no problem diving into the ocean after tennis balls to beat out her Labrador retriever buddies Elvis and Jr. When Luna spends the day at daycare, she...

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Holiday dog treats

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Santa is not the only one deserving of treats this time of year. With all the baking you are doing for your friends and family, don’t forget to make a little something special for your furry friends, too. Here is a roundup of some of our favorite easy to make, dog-friendly and healthy treats to spoil your Santa’s Little Helper. Test out a few of these dog-delicious recipes: All-Natural, Vegan Dog Treats Apple Crisp Dog Treats Photo Credit: PopSugar Peanut Butter & Ginger Snaps Gingerbread Men Dog Treats Photo Credit: Pretty Fluffy Snowflake Shortbread Dog Cookie Photo Credit: Pretty Fluffy...

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