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Welcome fall!

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Summer is winding down and it’s now time to embrace the fall! Here is what’s up next on Fitdog’s fall agenda:  August Events:   What does a surf competition, hanging out by the lake, rooftop yoga and an outdoor movie screening have in common? You can do all of them with your dog in LA! Make the most of the end of summer and see how many of these DOGsome events you can attend with your pup!   September Events  Sept. 16 – The 7th Annual Wags & Walks Benefit Gala will commemorate the opening of  Wags and Walks’s very own adoption...

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Signs your dog is stressed

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You may think your dog is living a carefree life, but don’t be fooled! Dogs experience stress just like their owners do, although they express it differently.  There are some telltale signs that your dog is experiencing stress, discomfort or intolerance when being hugged or during other interactions.   His mouth is closed and ridged. When dogs are happy, they have a relaxed jaw and breath with their mouth open. Breathing rhythm is quick and short, referred to as "stress panting." Stress panting can sometimes look as though your dog is smiling and happy.  When in fact, it is an acute...

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Sustainable dog products that give back

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Feel good about where your funds are going when you buy products for your furry friend. Here are some of our faves!  RC Pets has launched Wooly Wonks (which we already carry). They help Nepalese women to earn a living and support their families and their future.  Here is the whole story.   Himalayan Dog Chews also has a new product line called Loom, which produces toys made by women who are working out of their way of situations of abuse, abandonment or lack of education in Nepal.  Solid Manufacturing & Co. and Lucy & Co. have teamed up to make...

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SuperZoo 2017

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We were thrilled to attend SuperZoo 2017 in Las Vegas! From the latest news to fantastic new products, we can’t wait to share everything with you!     Our favorites  Some of our favorite companies, from Orijen & Acana (who just pulled out of Chewy.com!) to MetroPaws, at SuperZoo! Ono took their technology from their EZ Plate for kids to create a new feeding system for dogs. Super heroes   The Super Hero trend did not skip the pet industry! We loved seeing Super Hero themed collars, toys & more! Teeth cleaning toys & treats   We saw a lot of vendors were...

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The importance of recall training

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Having reliable recall is one of the most important basic obedience skills, but it is also one of the hardest skills to teach for owners. And on top of it being difficult, it’s not fun for owners to teach. Why is recall so important? Safety. Having the ability to call your dog to you can prevent a number of dangerous and life threatening situations such as being hit by a car, running away, roaming off-trail, approaching an aggressive dog, interacting with wildlife, engaging in dog fights at the dog park, and more. To make sure all dogs have this important...

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3 reasons why less active dogs enjoy daycare

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You might wonder if your laid back or people-orientated dog will enjoy daycare. Here are 3 reasons why less active pups not only like dog daycare but also thrive in it. 1. Social Engagement A social structure emerges in dog daycare where each dog plays a role in the pack (sort of like cliques in high school). For example, at Fitdog, we have: “Hall Monitors” who chase or bark at dogs they believe are not following the rules (dog or human); the “Lounger's Club,” dogs who spend the entire morning snoozing together then perking up later in the day; “Kings...

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