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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Puppy Immune Boosters

Puppy immune boosters

Posted by | Boarding, Daycare, Dog Care, Dog Facts, Fitdog Activities, Health, Health Watch, Just Because, Puppy, Well-Being | No Comments

Puppies, like babies and small children, have a sensitive and underdeveloped immune system. When a puppy’s immune system is compromised, the little one may become increasingly vulnerable to illness. A malfunctioning immune system in dogs can open the door to a host of diseases like infection, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and cancer. To ensure their health, we recommend young dogs to be on immune boosters. Our favorite is Nuvet. It really works! NuVet Plus is comprised of the highest quality human-grade ingredients that work in combination to maintain and improve your beloved animal's quality of life. With its precise combination of natural...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Fitdog Sports Ready

Fitdog Sports Ready

Posted by | Activities, Beach, Behavior, Fitdog Activities, Fitdog Runners Group, Hiking, Just Because, Meet Our Trainers, Older Dogs, Running, Tips, Training | No Comments

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 _ Meet Our Staff: Felipe Avalos

Meet our staff: Felipe Avalos

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We prioritize your precious pups and create a unique environment where they can play, exercise their body and mind, and have a safe place to call their home away from home. Join us as we showcase some of the fantastic individuals who love your Fitdogs as if they were our own! Today, meet Felipe! Felipe is our General Manager who oversees our facility and all things Fitdog Club! Felipe joined the Fitdog family in February 2016 and his first day was on our Smooches4Pooches event! He has a Chihuahua-terrier named Taco and a black longhaired kitten named Tuna and has...

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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 _ Upcoming Events

Rattlesnake awareness

Posted by | Activities, Dog Care, Dog Facts, Events, Feature, Featured Partner, Fitdog Activities, Health, Health Watch, Hiking, Seasons, Tips, Training, Well-Being | No Comments

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_ 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 _ A Day At Fitdog Daycare

A day at Fitdog daycare

Posted by | Activities, Boarding, Daycare, Dog Care, Fitdog Activities, Furball Friday, Overnight Boarding | No Comments

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_Smooches 4 Pooches

Smooches 4 Pooches 2017

Posted by | Activities, Adoption, Events, Fitdog Activities, Valentine's Day | No Comments

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_Smooches 4 Pooches

Smooches 4 Pooches

Posted by | Activities, Adoption, Dog Care, Events, Fitdog Activities, Gear, Gifts, Health, Just Because | No Comments

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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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Why Doggy Daycare Can Wait (For a Little Bit)

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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