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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Vetted PetCare Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety in dogs by Vetted PetCare

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Did you know that dogs express stress in various ways? From panting or shaking to aggression and excessive barking, these are all different ways your pup may display their anxiety. This week we are so excited to have our partner, Vetted PetCare, share some pawesome tips on how to prevent your dog from developing separation anxiety! Here are 5 Tips and Tricks to prevent separation anxiety. Avoid an over enthusiastic greeting when entering your home. Greeting your dog with an excited and high pitched tone only encourages a hyperactive state. Take your pup for a walk before you go. A...

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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Jumping

Puppy problems: jumping

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The truth is at first, all puppies jump. It’s our duty as responsible dog owners to fix this behavior so that it doesn’t become a problem. Just like your pup sniffs a new dog’s face when they meet, they want to sniff yours! Since we’re so much larger than they are, they think they need to jump to greet us and grab our attention. Most of the time dogs jump up because their humans have taught them to jump up. A small, fluffy, excited jumping puppy is one thing, cute even. But what happens when they are bigger, older and...

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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 _ Risky Business For Pet Parents

Risky business for pet parents

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We all know there are certain things we do that may not be the best for our pets (that occasional bite of table scraps). But did you know those little bad habits can mean serious health risks for your dog?  Here are a few risky behaviors to identify and stop for the health of our furry best friends. Not properly socializing new pets Veterinarians and dog trainers are at odds when it comes to the right age to socialize puppies. Most veterinarians want owners to wait until dogs are fully vaccinated and have a stronger immune system. While trainers recommend...

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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_How Not To Get Discouraged From Potty Training

How not to get discouraged from potty training

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We all know how difficult it can be potty training your pup! It’s easy to get discouraged, or even want to give up! But, don’t! Here are some tips to help you get through potty training. Don’t panic if pups regress in their training Everyone goes through it. Remember you are dealing with the equivalent of a two-year-old child. It could be a good long while before your puppy is completely reliable. There's nothing more you can do but be patient and kind. And keep lots of cleaner handy. Notice the signs and be quick on your feet Your pup...

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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Meet Our Trainers - Jeff Soto

Meet our trainers: Jeff Soto

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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. 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_Walking Without Fear

Walking without fear

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Walking your pup daily is a must and is meant to be an enjoyable activity for both you and your dog.  But for some dog owners, it’s a stressful and overwhelming experience. Unchecked behavioral issues, such as barking, lunging or excessive leash pulling, can make a one block loop feel like a hundred miles of dread. At Fitdog, we have heard many stories of owners avoiding humans and dogs by taking obscure walking routes, walking at odd times of day, or having to constantly cross the street.  After trying a dozen leashes, reading every article on Cesar Milan, and attending...

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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Working Parents Guide To Fitdog Training Programs

Working parents guide to Fitdog training programs

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Fitdog Sports Club is here to help with all of your doggy training and behavioral concerns. Is your pup jumping on people? Experiencing separation anxiety? Or pulling on leash? Our training programs are designed to produce results and are available when you are at work or busy. We have anything from a comprehensive board and train program to weekly drop-off classes. Come When Called This drop off class trains your dog for off-leash activities, like Canyon Hikes and Beach Excursions. It is perfect for puppies or for dogs that may need a refresher before their next activity. However, for first-time...

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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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5 Reasons To Crate Train Your Pup | Fitdog Sports Club

5 reasons to crate train your pup

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On the fence on whether or not to crate train your dog? Let us share our 5 awesome reasons why crate training will make your life easier and your dog’s life better. It’s instinctual. Ever notice Fido hiding underneath furniture and bedding or some other small confining place where they don’t fit. This is because dogs are den animals. Puppies spend their first few weeks in a den with their mother and learn that dens are a safe, clean place to live. It is also the natural place dogs go to seek refuge. In the modern world, dogs will seek...

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