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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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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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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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