FITDOG BLOG: OFF THE LEASH

For the trail blazers and tail chasers

Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
April 10, 2018
Behavior
Lifestyle
Tips & Tricks
Wellness

7 reasons why you actually shouldn’t hug your dog

Updated on April 8, 2019 According to the internet, April 10th is National Hug Your Dog Day. This might be an unpopular opinion, but we're going to say it: Don't hug your dog. We love dogs (obviously), but as people...

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Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
April 06, 2018
Grooming
Health
Wellness

De-shedding dogs: everything you need to know

De-shedding dogs is a popular grooming service for many dog owners because it ceases shedding in our furry friends. Dogs everywhere tend to gain and lose fur around the spring and fall as they prepare for the seasonal change....

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Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
March 19, 2018
Activities
Behavior
Let's Go

Dog Sports: Herding

This month, we're talking about herding. Dog Herding is an age-old pastoral practice of  wrangling livestock. Some popular herding breeds include corgis, border collies, cattle dogs, Jack Russell Terriers, and Australian Shepherds. Animal behavioralist John Bradshaw puts it succinctly: "The...

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Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
March 09, 2018
Health
Lifestyle
Local
Wellness

Fitdog & Vetted: Who Uses At-Home Vet Care, Anyway?

Every month, we like to share a health-related article with the help of our friends at Vetted. However, we realized not everyone knows what makes Vetted so cool and unique. Vetted's mobile veterinarian services make at-home vet care...

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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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