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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Some Dog Breeds Need More Than Daycare

Some breeds need more than daycare

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Working dogs were built to expend energy, work long days, and solve problems. So while socializing in daycare with buddies is fun, dogs that are designed to herd farm animals, track big game, hunt and trap quarry, and carry heavy loads are looking for more to do. We’ve identified popular working breeds at Fitdog that we know are much happier (and less destructive) when given a diverse mix of activities and exercise. For these high energy, smart breeds, we recommend three to five sports outings or classes per week. Owners immediately notice a difference in their dog. Not only are...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Fitdog Sports Ready

Fitdog Sports Ready

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Did you know?! Hikes are appropriate for dogs of all shapes and sizes!! But not all dogs have the recall skills needed to hit the trails and enjoy off-leash exploring. And, thus, an idea was born at Fitdog! Let’s combine the great workout of a hike, with awesome training and obedience skills! We are excited to share new Fitdog class for you and your pup! Jeff Soto, our longtime partner and dog trainer, is offering a cost-effective training session for sports dogs that need some additional training on the trail – called Fitdog Sports Ready. Fitdog Sports Ready will be...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Best Dog-Friendly Brunch Spots in Santa Monica

Best dog-friendly brunch spots in Santa Monica and Los Angeles

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We have the most amazing weather in LA, so why not relish in it?! And, we all know that brunch is the best meal of the day! So, grab your favorite sunglasses, your pup’s harness, and enjoy brunch at one of Santa Monica and LA’s dog-friendly brunch spots! Ashland Hill With a fantastic menu and a big back patio that is basically dog heaven, you can’t go wrong at Ashland Hill! Blue Daisy Blue Daisy has amazing selections from delicious benedicts to their to-die-for crepes! You and your pup will have a fantastic time at their location near the beach...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Keeping Your Pup Out Of The Garden

Keeping your pup out of the garden

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April showers bring May flowers. Flowers that you want to make sure aren’t destroyed by Fido! Whether you’re planting organic berries and herbs or fragrant florals, one thing you don’t want is your pup “helping.” To keep your garden safe, here are few ways to ensure your dog stays out. Create their own play area. Give your canine his own special place. Dig a hole and fill it with sand. By creating a sandbox and adding some toys, your pup won’t be interested in your garden because they will have their own place of entertainment! Spice things up. Around your...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events!

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We are thrilled to have a full calendar for you and your pups! Stay in the know with amazing upcoming events in Southern California! Rattlesnake Training by MaAndPaw.com Join us on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Malibu for rattlesnake avoidance training for your pup! Busy? Fitdog can bring your dog to the training and walk your dog through the course for an additional $35. Sign up at Maandpaw.com and call Fitdog at 310-828-3647 to arrange a pick up for your dog. Dental Cleanings Keep your dog healthy with regular dental cleanings. K9 Grillz will be at...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Upcoming Events

Rattlesnake awareness

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We love hiking, camping, and enjoying the outdoors with our dogs. As the weather warms up, and we are outside more with our dogs, we need to be mindful of rattlesnakes! Dogs’ instincts tell them to approach snakes, but it is an owner's responsibility to keep their dog out of harm's way. Rattlesnakes are known to be most active in warmer weather. From April to September, they can be encountered at any point when in their natural habitat, which includes beach areas, the foothills, mountains, canyons, deserts, and even some urban surroundings. Once bitten, snake venom, a sophisticated mixture of...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ The Best Non-Stuffing Dog Toys

The best non-stuffing dog toys

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You love your dog. Your dog loves his or her toys. Or do they? You bring home a new stuffed toy and within 30 seconds, it’s destroyed! Dogs destroy toys for various reasons. Tearing up a toy reduces stress, ends boredom, and gives your dog a sense of accomplishment – even if that accomplishment means they have nothing to play with… Your dog could also be super smart with extra energy, which causes them to tear through toys faster than the speed of light! Give them a challenge that doesn’t require you picking up stuffing around your entire house with...

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Fitdog hikes for your dog

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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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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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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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