FITDOG BLOG: OFF THE LEASH

For the trail blazers and tail chasers

Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
May 29, 2020
Activities
Health
Running
Training

5 Ways Treadmill Workouts Benefit Dogs

When newcomers tour our daycare and boarding facility in Santa Monica, they always chuckle when they pass the doggy treadmill. They ask: “Is that for real?” The simple answer: absolutely. Pet owners might think it’s impossible to get their dog...

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Sylvia Wes
Sylvia Wes
May 26, 2020
Food & Treats
Just Because
Lifestyle
Tips & Tricks

7 Best Easy DIY Dog Treat Recipes

We have a little bit more time at home these days and while a lot of us are jumping on that at home bread making bandwagon, dog parents are doing their own kind of DIY baking.  We jumped...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
May 21, 2020
Activities
DIY
Training

Teach your dog to love treadmill exercise

Exercising on a treadmill is a powerful tool that can help dogs improve muscle strength and stamina, prevent obesity, aid weight loss, and provide mental stimulation. If you have a hyperactive or obese dog, treadmill training could...

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Sylvia Wes
Sylvia Wes
May 13, 2020
Behavior
Daycare
Health
Puppies

Puppy Socialization: What is it and why you should care

The common thinking is that puppy socialization needs to wait until dogs are older and all vaccines have been given.  Yet countless studies have shown early socialization is essential to healthy puppy development.  In fact, the American Veterinary...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
April 12, 2020
Activities
Behavior
Gear
Just Because
Tips & Tricks

5 benefits of dog puzzles

We do puzzles for mental stimulation, engagement, and the reward of completion. It just so happens that dogs benefit from puzzling in the same ways! Dog puzzles are interactive and challenging games that make your canine work for...

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