FITDOG BLOG: OFF THE LEASH

For the trail blazers and tail chasers

Sylvia Wes
Sylvia Wes
June 26, 2020
Holiday
Puppies
Safety
Tips & Tricks
Training

Dog scared of fireworks? Prepare your dog for 4th of July fireworks before they happen

So many new dogs and puppies found loving families and homes over the quarantine period.  For many of them, they’ve only experienced quiet, peaceful lives while everyone has been telecommuting and staying at home.  Now we are creeping...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
June 23, 2020
Holiday
Lifestyle
Seasonal
Tips & Tricks

Calm your dog during fireworks (or other loud events)

Whether it's the official city fireworks or your neighbor’s sideshow, fireworks can be stressful and downright scary for dogs. Dogs have no idea what or where the rapid firing, booming sounds are coming from and whether it's nearby...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
May 21, 2020
Activities
Exercise
Training

Teach your dog how to use the treadmill

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 an active, hyperactive or obese dog, teaching treadmill...

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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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Sylvia Wes
Sylvia Wes
May 02, 2020
Grooming
Health
Lifestyle

5 Puppy Massage Techniques to Relax Your Dog

When you first get a new puppy it's important to get them used to being handled. Although it’s not something we really think about, your new puppy is about to get touched in all kinds of new places...

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