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How to have one cool pup

Posted by | Dog Care, Dog Facts, Gear, Health, Health Watch, Hiking, Home, Just Because, Older Dogs, Product of the Week, Puppy, Seasons, Tips, Well-Being | No Comments

Summer months are always tough on our pets, but recent years have been brutal! Intense heat makes dogs more susceptible to overheating or suffering from heatstroke, and even burning their paw pads. Here are some of our favorite products and tips to beat the heat during hot summer months. Cooling Vests & Jackets Dogs don’t sweat like humans. As such, heat and humidity can raise canine temperatures to dangerous levels. For outdoor hikes and adventures, consider getting your pup a cooling vest. REI and Kurgo have a few options, but we also sell our favorite and most reliable brands at...

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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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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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Top dog videos of 2016

Posted by | Activities, Beach, Daycare, Dog Care, Dog Facts, Events, Fitdog Activities, Grooming, Hiking, Just Because, Overnight Boarding, Press, Running, Seasons, Tips, Training | No Comments

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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Holiday dog treats

Posted by | Events, Fitdog Five, Gifts, Holiday, Just Because, Recipes, Seasons, Tips | No Comments

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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Ugly Sweater Party 2016

Posted by | Activities, Christmas, Daycare, Events, Fitdog Activities, Gear, Holiday, Just Because, Seasons | No Comments

It’s the holidays and at Fitdog that means it’s time to bust out your Ugliest Sweater for our Howliday Party! Last week we did just that and it was a mutt and mingling good time! Congratulations to Maverick the Pom Pom and his owners Stephanie & Sam, our Second Annual Fitdog Ugly Sweater Winner! From festive sweaters to sweet treats, Fitdog friends had a fantastic time enjoying good company and good cheer. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and had fun in our photo booth! Be sure to check out our Facebook album with all of the photos! And...

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Barking around the Christmas tree

Posted by | Activities, Behavior, Dog Facts, Events, Gear, Holiday, Just Because, Seasons, Treats | No Comments

When it comes to holiday traditions like holiday parties, opening presents from Santa Claus or a big dinner celebration, your furry best friend wants in on the action. How best to include your four-legged friend? Easy! Dogs know when they are being left out, so make sure your dog has a present under the tree and a stocking filled with goodies so he can sniff and tear through his gifts the same time as you! We love the “Grizzly Grey Bar" cuddle toy or an “Incredible Stalk” fetching stick from DOOG. Himalayan Dog Chews are made from real cow’s and...

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Why dogs should not drink rainwater

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Winter is upon us! While we won’t get snow in Southern California, we will get rain. It is important to remember that rainwater is not always safe for your dog to drink. When rainwater hits earth, it comes in contact with several contaminants or chemicals that aren’t safe to drink. If you are near a chemical plant, the rain could contain all the chemicals they are putting out into the air. Water that comes off of your roof could come in contact with tar or bird feces. If this is the case, there is a chance your dog could get...

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Fitdog Howl-o-ween 2016 winners

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We are thrilled at the success of our 6th Annual Howl-o-ween Photo Shoot and Photo Contest! Thank you to everyone who came to our shoot for a fun day of pictures. We loved seeing all of the comments and shares on the Facebook album for the contest! It would be way too hard for us to pick the best costume, so we are so glad it was up to our audience! Congratulations to our top dogs who were entered to be selected as our grand winner. HUGE congratulations to Kali as Wonder Woman, your 2016 Howl-o-ween Photo Shoot & Facebook...

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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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