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Fitdog Five: The best Howl-o-ween costumes on the web

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It's that time of year, folks. We get to go all out dressing up our dogs and nobody can judge us, because, well, all the cool kids are doing it! Here at Fitdog, we get really excited about Halloween Howl-o-ween, so we've searched the web for some of our favorite costumes. Although it was nearly impossible to narrow down, we've chosen five of our favorites:   Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!  Who's not a sucker for some '80s nostalgia? As this film comes up on its 30th anniversary of release, we'd love to see some of these suave zombies strutting their stuff. This is a perfect costume for...

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Fitdog Five: dog training tips

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We can’t emphasize enough the importance of properly training your pup!   You remember our previous “Fitdog Five” blog post on best practices for dog training. Here is the next set of tips and tricks to add to your arsenal!  Keep commands short and uncomplicated  Make sure you have suitable training equipment such as treats, toys, clicker trainers, and appropriately sized leashes  Use positive reinforcement by rewarding desired responses then gradually requiring more from your dog  When your dog is learning something new, give him a reward every time he does it  Know what type of rewards your dog responds to...

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Fitdog Five: dog training tips

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Get your pup started on the right paw with proper training! You want your dog to be the perfect canine citizen. Before you get them enrolled in an AKC Canine Good Citizen program and testing (by the way, did you know you could do so through Fitdog?!), be sure to set them up for success! Here is our first set of dog training tips. Reward immediately. Your dog won’t understand 5 minutes, let alone if you wait any longer, to reward them for good behavior. Be sure to reward them when the good behavior occurs to reinforce the habit. –...

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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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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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5 best chew toys

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Chewing is a natural stress-busting activity for dogs. Bored dogs tend to chew on anything and everything they can reach.  Chew toys are, instead, a useful way to keep dogs busy, divert them into some quiet time or encourage them to stay on their bed or in a crate. To keep your shoes, furniture, and more intact, it is key to find toys specifically designed to withstand your canine. Bully Sticks can be found as all-natural, odor-free chews. Most are also 100% digestible and made from American born and raised cattle (USDA certified). A Kong toy with a fillable hole...

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Dogs with jobs

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Throughout history, dogs have been known to assist humans in all different ways. There seems to be no job that a dog can’t handle! After just celebrating Labor Day weekend, we wanted you to meet some very bright and determined dogs. Meet Bo Occupation: White House Ambassador Dog With schedules to compete with President Obama, Bo, the White House dog, has become the White House Ambassador for the past six years. Bo started as a key supporter of the 2008 campaign. Shortly after becoming the family pet, Bo had his first job in the White House a helper to the...

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Wound care for pets

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At one point or another, you will inevitably have a dog that needs first aid. Playtime may get at little rough or your pup may find out the hard way about thorns in rose bushes. Immediate and proper attention at home will help speed healing and minimize pain. Dr. Hervatic has a few basic guidelines to care for your pet’s wounds at home. Be careful If your pet is in pain, he or she may act out and bite you. Soothe them with a calm voice, and approach slowly. If your dog is growling, it is best to bring him...

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Airlines that allow pets to fly

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With summer here, it is time for the vacation of your dreams! Does that dream include having your pup tag along? If so, there are several airlines that allow you to travel in style with your pet right by your side.  Jet Blue Jet Blue offers a service called JetPaws. For $100 each way your dog can travel with you to almost any destination. Your carrier must not exceed 17"L x 12.5"W x 8.5"H and your dog must weigh under 20 pounds. If you are a True Blue member you may receive 300 true blue points each time you travel...

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