Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Meet Our Trainers - Jeff Soto

Meet our trainers: Jeff Soto

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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. First up, we are excited to introduce you to Jeff, one of our fantastic trainers at Fitdog! Jeff Soto has been training dogs for 11 years and has always had a strong connection and ability to communicate with animals. Growing up, he had dogs, chickens, ducks, rabbits, birds, iguanas, turtles -- you name it! He currently has two rescues, an Argentine Dogo named Lucky and a...

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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Smooches 4 Pooches

Smooches 4 Pooches 2017

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We loved seeing everyone who attended this year’s Smooches 4 Pooches event! Thank you to our partners including Vetted PetCare, Weruva Super Luxe Pet Food, Metro Paws, Himalayan Chews, VCA Broadway and Santa Monica, The Lobos Truck, and Starbucks, who helped us have a fantastic Smooches 4 Pooches event! We are pleased to share that $500 was raised for Wags & Walks and FIVE dogs were adopted! Congratulations to all of the new Valentine’s!   There’s still time to find your forever love! Visit Wags & Walks’ website for adoptable dogs.

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Essential Oils For You And Your Pup

Essential oils for you and your pup

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Have you been hearing all about essential oils but not sure what all the hype is about? Or, are you a die hard, and have a diffuser at home, in the car, and at work?! At Fitdog, we are big fans of essential oils and all their amazing uses! Fill your diffuser and roller balls with lavender for its calming and relaxing properties that promote peaceful sleep and ease feelings of tension. Lemon and lemongrass offer cleansing and purifying benefits. Eucalyptus and peppermint oils can be used to cleanse surfaces and the air & to help promote feelings of relaxation...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Featured Partner: Vetted PetCare

Featured Partner: Vetted PetCare

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This week we are so excited to have our partner, Vetted PetCare, stop by to provide you with some awesome advice on choosing a veterinarian for new and existing pet parents. From Vetted: It is important to do your research in order to select the best doctor for your needs. However, for new pet parents, it can be difficult and a little overwhelming to find the information you need to make an informed choice. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, research, to determine a good fit for you. When choosing a doctor, avoid making these 5 mistakes:  1) Cost: Expensive...

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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Smooches 4 Pooches

Smooches 4 Pooches

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Love is in the air! Find your perfect match this Valentine’s Day with Fitdog Sports Club and Wags & Walks at our 2nd Annual Smooches 4 Pooches event! Join us on Saturday, February 11, 11 am – 3 pm to meet some of Wags & Walks’ adoptable pups! All funds raised will go towards the local rescue organization and their efforts to help dogs in Los Angeles. Get sloppy puppy kisses from Wags & Walks dogs in our smooches 4 pooches kissing booth and partake in our amazing raffles! Himalayan Chews, Vetted PetCare, WeRuVa, Metro Paws, and VCA Broadway and...

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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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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Featured in Elle Décor’s 10 Most Luxurious Pet Hotels in the USA

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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FItdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Go Green With Earth-Friendly Dog Products

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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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Winter Myth Busters via HuffPost

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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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_5 Kitchen Staples To Keep Your Dog Happy & Healthy In The New Year

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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