FITDOG BLOG: OFF THE LEASH

For the trail blazers and tail chasers

Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
May 30, 2018
Behavior
Lifestyle

10 dog park do’s and don’ts

Every environment has its own social code, even those not reserved for humans. Dog parks, whether we're aware of it or not, have their own set of rules. And although we might not have four paws, we still have to...

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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
March 23, 2018
Behavior
Lifestyle
Trends

The Logistics of Dog-Friendly Offices

Not so long ago, "bringing your dog to work" was pretty much limited to farmers, police officers, and ski patrollers. Today, the demand for dog-friendly offices has gotten companies as large as Amazon and Google to allow for...

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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
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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