FITDOG BLOG: OFF THE LEASH

For the trail blazers and tail chasers

Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
May 29, 2020
Enrichment
Exercise
Running

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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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
April 06, 2020
Fitdog Five
Health
Running

Five tips for running with your dog

Ready to lace up those running shoes? Running with your dog provides your pup with much-needed exercise. It’s also a great way to bond with your dog, reinforce training, and even a great motivator for your own fitness...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
January 15, 2020
Behavior
Running
Tips & Tricks
Training

The Two Causes of Leash Aggression

Many dog owners have issues with walking their dogs on a leash. Lunging at strangers, excessive barking, and growling are all types of behaviors that indicate leash aggression or leash reactivity. If you have a dog with leash...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
August 03, 2019
Behavior
Running

What was your dog’s original job?

While dogs have become our best domestic fur-iends, for many years the human/canine relationship was one where we worked together. Working dogs were bred to perform specific tasks to assist people.  Original jobs were focused on the acquisition and...

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Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
February 27, 2018
Activities
Gear
Let's Go
Lifestyle
Running

Dog Sports: Mushing

Header photo via LA Times Every month, we highlight a different sport that dogs can easily participate in to keep them engaged and happy. It's true that most of these sports have origins outside our everyday realms. However, you...

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