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Ginger

Life with a senior dog

Posted by | Adoption, Sincerely, Fitdog, Spotlight | No Comments

November has been designated as Adopt a Senior Pet Month, an initiative meant to bring awareness to older shelter pets who were surrendered by their previous owners. Studies cite age and breed type as two of the most important factors considered by potential adopters, and more often than not people will tend to adopt younger dogs over older ones. [caption id="attachment_11019" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fitdog Club Member Ginger. Photo by Angela Brittain, 2017.[/caption] We spent a day with Ginger, a Fitdog members, and her mom, Noel, to talk about what life is like with a senior dog, and why more people should be...

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Ragu Blog

Meet Ragu! Our Fitdog of the Month for November 2017

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For November 2017, we are honoring Ragu, a spunky, independent Brussels/Schnauzer mix whose lovable spirit is incredibly uplifting. When Ragu first came to Fitdog in 2015, she was really nervous about being separated from her mom. Since then, Ragu has come into her own and now rules the yard. As a lady who knows what she wants, Ragu can often be found playing Queen of the Mountain with Ike and Rudi so she can keep an eye on all her daycare mates, and make eyes at her favorite employee, Will. When Ragu wants a change of scenery, she hangs out with the front desk Club Coordinators and makes...

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7th Annual Fitdog Howl-o-ween

And the Howl-o-ween winner is…

Posted by | Halloween, Sincerely, Fitdog | No Comments

[caption id="attachment_10950" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Congratulations to Kimchi, our contest winner![/caption]   Thank you to everyone who entered our #fitdoghowloween17 photo contest! We had an amazing turnout with so many adorable costume pics. Thankfully it isn't up to us who will win! The top five is selected by you based on the number of likes on Instagram & Woobox and the winner is randomly selected from the group of finalists.   And the winner is . . . Kimchi, the sushi!   Kimchi is a member of our daycare Club where she loves to romp around with her fellow corgis or...

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Los Angeles Dog Training

The difference between obedience and behavioral training

Posted by | Behavior, Spotlight, Tips & Tricks, Training | No Comments

With so many types of training programs available to dog owners, it can be difficult to decide which kind of program is best for you and your pup. There are programs specialized to unravel years of behavioral issues, others meant to socialize dogs, and there are those that simply teach your dog how to high-five and roll over. If you've enrolled your dog in a training program and found the results were less than satisfactory, it may be because the type of training program wasn't suited for your dog's needs. Training Options Overview There are a couple different options when it...

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husky favorite breeds

Fitdog Asks: Your Favorite Breeds

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Back in August, Fitdog asked for your favorite dog breeds. The results are in, and maybe more surprising than you think! 1.Husky Coming from a tradition of pulling heavy sleds through vast tundra, huskies are an unlikely favorite among Southern Californians. Huskies are a magical breed, sharing genetic codes with ancient species of wolves. This breed is special because they are so closely related to the first dogs who were ever domesticated. 2. Pitbull  The term "pitbull" is confusing because to most people it encompasses a few different breeds, including the American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Terriers, and other bully breeds....

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Fitdog Sports Ready

Fitdog Sports Ready

Posted by | Activities, Beach Excursions, Behavior, Fitdog Runners Group, Hiking, Just Because, Running, Spotlight, Tips & Tricks, 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

Posted by | Boarding, Just Because, Spotlight | No Comments

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_ 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_Meet Our Trainers - Jeff Soto

Meet our trainers: Jeff Soto

Posted by | Behavior, Fitdog Asks, Spotlight, Training | No Comments

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. First up, we are excited to introduce you to Jeff, one of our fantastic trainers at Fitdog! Jeff Soto has been training dogs for 11 years and has always had a strong connection and ability to communicate with animals. Growing up, he had dogs, chickens, ducks, rabbits, birds, iguanas, turtles -- you name it! He currently has two rescues, an Argentine Dogo named Lucky and a...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Featured Partner: Vetted PetCare

How to choose the right veterinarian for you and your dog

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This week we are so excited to have our partner, Vetted PetCare, stop by to provide you with some awesome advice on choosing a veterinarian for new and existing pet parents. From Vetted: It is important to do your research in order to select the best doctor for your needs. However, for new pet parents, it can be difficult and a little overwhelming to find the information you need to make an informed choice. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, research, to determine a good fit for you. When choosing a doctor, avoid making these 5 mistakes:  1) Cost: Expensive...

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