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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Hikes For Dogs

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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Top dog videos of 2016

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for some seriously awesome dog videos! You know you can’t resist… Here are just a few of our fun-loving Fitdogs playing it up for our cameras over the last year! We love when pups show off their skills! Riley is practicing his jumps. [video width="720" height="540" m4v="http://www.fitdogsportsclub.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2-Riley-Jumps-Agility.m4v"][/video] Out on the trail, Honey practices recall. [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://www.fitdogsportsclub.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/3-Honey-Practicing-Recall.mp4"][/video] A busy mind is a happy mind and Puzzle Playtime is a perfect addition to a day at Fitdog. Max loves the treat puzzle from West Paw Design. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://www.fitdogsportsclub.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/4-max-puzzle-treat.mp4"][/video] Every day is a...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Working parents guide to dog sports classes

Working parents guide to Fitdog sports classes

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Are you a doggy parent who needs an extra day for errands? Our Fitdog sports classes are the perfect solution and allow your favorite little companion to drop in at any time! Fun & Fit Agility Fun & Fit Agility help keep dogs active and stimulated. Our Wednesday class gives your pup the opportunity to learn from a pro. After couple classes, you could come home from work to a dog with championship skills!   Beach Excursions Let your favorite canine splash in the water! On those sunny Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fitdog Sports Leaders head out to Rosie’s Dog Beach!...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Reasons Winter Hikes Are The Best

10 reasons winter hikes are the best

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Lucky for us, the Southern California weather treats us well year round! With little rain and no snow, winter is definitely a perfect time to take your dog out for a hike. Here are 10 more reasons why winter hikes are perfect for your pup! Go at any time of day. You won’t have to worry about avoiding the mid-day heat during the cooler winter months. The chances of your pup overheating greatly reduce in the winter months. Get in more trail miles. During the summer, dogs tire out more quickly due to the heat. The cooler temperatures make it...

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Fitdog Sports Club Blog _ Fun Fall Activities To Do With Your Dog

Fun fall activities to do with your dog

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Pumpkin spice season is in full effect! It’s time to get rid of your summer habits and bundle up for new fall fun! Here is a list of fun fall activities you and your canine won’t want to miss! Tail-gating It’s officially football season and there’s no football game without a viewing party! Grab a dog-sized jersey and make your home-gate a tail-gate! Don’t forget to dog-proof your next event. Cooler Hikes Fall season is what we call outdoor season. The crisp air, colored leaves, and cooler weather are perfect for those outdoor adventures! This is a trip your favorite...

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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 _ What To Bring On A Camping Trip With Your Dog

What to bring on a camping trip with your dog

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Camping is a time for catching fireflies, hanging by a campfire with friends, and enjoying the great outdoors. When taking your beloved pup camping, it is important to be prepared, especially during your dog’s first time. Here are a few things to bring on a camping trip with your dog. ID tags, Collar, and Leash. Make sure your dog wears their tags at all times. The tags should have a phone number that you can be reached at while camping if your dog somehow got lost. Bring a nice strong leash and collar that will hold up if your dog...

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Fitdog Sports Club Blog _ Tips For Walking Your Dog At Night

Tips for walking your dog at night

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Walking or running with your dog at night can be beneficial for both you and your pup. It not only gives you the opportunity to bond with one another, it’s also a great form of exercise while staying out of the hot sun! It also helps your dog’s paws when you run at night because they do not have to run on the extremely hot concrete. Fitdog Sports Club co-owner, Andrea Servadio was featured on Dogster saying, “dogs don’t fair well in the heat, so jogging or running at night in cooler weather provides a good temperature for exercising dogs.”...

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Fitdog Sports Club_ Rattlesnake Avoidance Training

Rattlesnake avoidance training

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Rattlesnakes pose an extremely dangerous threat to our dogs in Southern California. They inhabit beach areas, the foothills, mountains, canyons, deserts, and even urban areas. Dog's instincts tell them to approach these snakes but it is an owner's responsibility to provide adequate training in order to keep their dog out of harm's way. If your dog is unfortunate enough to come face-to-face with one and gets bitten, chances are they will either pass away or you will need to spend thousands of dollars in medical bills to treat them. There are several organizations that train dogs to avoid these venomous...

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Fitdog Sports Club Blog_Santa Monica Dog Trails

Santa Monica dog trails

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Who doesn’t love hitting the trails in the L.A. area with their dog? Trails are often much more scenic than your typical street walk and offer a sense of peacefulness and cleaner air to go along with that beautiful view. Below is a list different dog-friendly trails in the Santa Monica and L.A. areas that are perfect for a day out in the sunshine for you and your pup. Runyon Canyon Trail allows dogs throughout the entire trail, but even has an area where dogs are allowed to be off their leash and run freely. This trail is only a...

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