FITDOG BLOG: OFF THE LEASH

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Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
October 20, 2017
Adoption
Just Because

How Pit Bulls went from widely loved to marginalized, bullied and banned

It's no secret that pit bulls have an unfavorable rap. But how accurate is their representation in the media and among people in general? History shows that these dogs were bred in the 19th century for farm herding and family...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
September 13, 2017
Adoption
Behavior
Health
Just Because
Tips & Tricks

Big dogs – a growing trend

“Go big or go home” is what dog owners are saying today. The trend of owning larger dogs continues to grow. Some BIG facts: Dog ownership has grown 29% in the past decade About 37% of households own a larger breed of...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
March 22, 2017
Activities
Adoption
Behavior
Tips & Tricks
Training

Risky business for pet parents

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...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
December 16, 2016
Activities
Adoption
Christmas
Events
Gifts
Holiday
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Tips & Tricks

Cutest gift, biggest commitment: why you shouldn’t gift dogs around the holidays

We get it!! The kids have been beggingggggggggg for a puppy for months upon months! Your girlfriend follows every adorable dog account on Instagram and is giving you “puppy eyes” as hints of what she wants under the...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
March 09, 2016
Activities
Adoption
Behavior
Tips & Tricks
Training

Essential first commands

It is important to start training your dog as soon as you bring them home. However, many new dog owners don’t know where to start. In our opinion, the essential first commands to teach your dog should are “yes”,...

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