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Mental Health

4th of July DogMental Health

Tips To Calm Your Dog On July 4th

  Do you have a dog who is afraid of loud noises?  You're not alone.  Most dogs suffer from anxiety, and Independence Day is the least favorite holiday for so many of our four-legged family members.  We are here to help you with our tips to calm your dog on July 4th.   Exercise Calms Dogs 365 Days a Year!   We cannot stress enough the necessity of exercise for our four-legged family member.  The…
Kimberli Weeks
July 2, 2020
Service dog running on trailsMental HealthPhysical Health

Why Running is Important For a Service Dog

  Do you have a service dog? Our beloved four-legged client Max is a highly trained and focused service dog for his human Linda. She can't thank The Fittest Dog enough for the transformative outlet that dog running has provided for her protector/four-legged child/partner-in-crime. Read her very thoughtful and heartwarming words below regarding the necessity of dog running for a service dog. Why Running is Important For a Service Dog? Service dog owners are not…
Rebecca Warren
March 8, 2020
Happy rescue dogMental HealthPhysical Health

Can dog running help my rescue dog?

Dog running is a great way to help rescue dogs find confidence. Running is great for all dogs, but it is especially beneficial for rescue dogs and those dogs recently brought home from shelters. Rescue dogs and dogs suffering from “shelter shock” need a healthy way to release nervous energy and form positive bonds with humans.  Many rescue dogs have fear-based behaviors that stem from their difficult starts in life. They may be overly timid…
Rebecca Warren
December 5, 2019
Wistful dog on chairMental Health

Can dog running help separation anxiety in my dog?

Can dog running help treat separation anxiety in dogs? Yes, it can! Separation anxiety in dogs is a difficult experience for both dogs and their humans. It can be triggered by a change in your routine (transitioning from working at home to working in an office), a change in location (moving to a new house) or by a change in your family (the loss of a companion in the household). No matter the cause, the…
Rebecca Warren
December 1, 2019
French Bulldog runningMental Health

Why is my dog bored?

Do you think your dog is bored? You might be right! Dogs are wonderful companions. One of the reasons we love sharing our lives with dogs is because they are smart and interesting animals to spend time with. Their intellect and capacity for learning and enjoying new things means that dogs are also able to experience and suffer from boredom. Just like humans, dogs need to be stimulated both mentally and physically on a daily…
Rebecca Warren
December 1, 2019
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