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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ 7th Annual Fitdog Howl-o-ween

7th Annual Fitdog Howl-o-ween

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It’s that time of year again, Howl-o-ween! From Katy Perry to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Elsa to our favorite drinks, we LOVE seeing how creative you get with your pups’ costumes each year! Join us all of October by sharing your doggy Halloween costumes in our online photo contest! Starting Sunday, October 1, you can enter through the tab on our Facebook page, by using our Woobox contest page, or sharing a picture directly on your Facebook or Instagram account using @fitdogsportsclub and #fitdoghowloween17 in your caption. Don’t forget to tag us, too! The winner will receive a $100+ doggie goodie...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Fresh and Clean

Fresh and clean

Posted by | Dog Care, Dog Facts, Furball Friday, Grooming, Health, Health Watch, Home, K9 Grillz, Older Dogs, Product of the Week, Tips, Well-Being | No Comments

We brush our teeth and see a dentist for a minty-clean and sparkling smile, but do you pay enough attention to your dog’s mouth?! Dogs aren’t as prone to cavities as humans are, but that doesn’t mean cleaning their teeth should be avoided. Canines can develop problems like tartar and plaque buildup and gingivitis, which lead to dental diseases. These diseases result in bad breath, painful chewing, and tooth loss, not to mention, the bacteria under the gums can travel to the heart, kidneys, and liver. We love the following teeth cleaning treats and toys because they’re not only good...

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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Give Your Pup The Best Summer

Give your pup the best summer

Posted by | Activities, Beach, Boarding, Dog Care, Dog Facts, Events, Featured In, Featured Partner, Fitdog Activities, Furball Friday, Hiking, Holiday, Just Because | No Comments

From beating the heat to going on an adventure, there are so many things we can do to make sure our dogs are having fun. Here are just a few of our favorite summer activities for dogs! Make a difference. We love Operation Blankets of Love! Help support them by attending their Mah Jongg event on Sunday, July 16! Or is a poker tournament more your thing? Help raise money at the 8th Annual Vice is Nice Animal Rescue Fundraiser on Saturday, July 29. Spend time with the whole family. Go get a mini photo session taken on Saturday, July...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ On & Off The Trail - Safety First _ Dog Hikes

On & off the trail – safety first

Posted by | Activities, Dog Care, Dog Facts, Fitdog Activities, Fitdog Runners Group, Furball Friday, Health, Hiking, Tips, Well-Being | No Comments

We are honored that you trust us with your precious pooch. At Fitdog, we make sure your pups are not only having fun but that they are also practicing important skills to ensure the utmost safety while participating in activities. Here are the steps we take to ensure your dog is safe on the trail. All new dogs are required to attend our Come When Called training class to determine eligibility for off-leash activities – including our Canyon Hikes. This insures that your dog will respond to his or her name 100% of the time. This comes in handy when...

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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 Blog _ 6th Annual Fitdog Howloween Photo Contest

6th Annual Fitdog Howl-o-ween

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This year marks our 6th annual Fitdog Howl-o-ween Photo Shoot and Photo Contest! Like last year, we are offering TWO opportunities to partake in all the fun this October. Join us on Thursday, October 20 at Fitdog Sports Club for our photo shoot. All dogs that have a session with our photographer will have their images entered into our Facebook Contest. After the photo shoot, an album will be uploaded onto our Facebook page. There, you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite costumes. Our winner will receive a fantastic gift basket featuring products from Aussie Naturals, Himalayan...

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Fitdog Sports Club Blog_Best Chew Toys_PC Love That Pet

5 best chew toys

Posted by | Activities, Behavior, Dog Care, Dog Facts, Fitdog Five, Furball Friday, Health, Just Because, Tips, Training, Treats | No Comments

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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Fitdog Sports Club blog_Planning A Road Trip With Your Dog

Planning a road trip with your dog

Posted by | Activities, Dog Care, Dog Facts, Events, Furball Friday, Holiday, Just Because, Seasons, Tips, Travel | No Comments

Looking for the perfect companion on your road trip? Your dog could be the travel buddy you’ve been looking for all along. Just like humans, dogs need to prepare for an upcoming trip. Here are some tips that will make traveling with your favorite canine a breeze! Contact your vet You’ll want to make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up to date. In addition, by letting your veterinarian aware of the places you are heading to, they may suggest other vaccinations to ensure the safety and health of your dog. Confirm pet policies To avoid unpleasant surprises, contact your destinations...

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Fitdog Sports Club Blog _ Get Active With Your Dog This Summer

Get active with your dog this summer

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Working out with a partner can make exercising more fun, so why not take your dog out and turn playtime into exercise? Here are a couple fun ways to stay active with your dog this summer. Play Frisbee fetch at the beach or the park. Playing fetch will not only keep your dog moving but you as well. As a bonus, just being outside lowers blood pressure and stress. Paddleboard with your pooch at the dog beach or a nearby harbor. Standup paddle boarding improves balance because it requires you to stand upright on the board. It requires a lot...

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Fitdog Sports Club Blog_Airlines That Allow Pets

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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