FitBark is more than just our top pick for easiest to use dog activity tracker. FitBark recently released FitBark Explore – all the data they’ve been collecting over the years along with graphics and reports on their website with real-time updates to show how your dog’s activity compares against other users’ dog’s health. Making it public they are hoping it will shed some light on what is average for your pup. The stats can then also be used for research purposes and possibly to reference in other articles. Owners now get weekly snapshot emails on how their dog is progressing…
It’s important for dogs to get regular exercise just like it is for us. Be sure to take the time to be active outside with your dog. It’s good and healthy for the both of you.
Did you know there are dog treadmills for sale that can help your pooch get in shape? A treadmill has many benefits and can help dramatically improve the quality of your dog’s life. There are probably more benefits to owning a dog treadmill than you’ve considered. Read more about treadmills for dogs and find out which one we think is best for your furry friend.
You roll up to the dog park, and Fido is excited to play with all the pups. After a little bit, Fido has selected his playmate, and you notice the dogs are growling at each other while playing. Are they being aggressive, or are they just playing? How do you know when playtime has escalated to aggression? And why do dogs growl when playing? We’ll help you understand why your dog growls when playing, so you can monitor the situation and ensure it doesn’t turn into aggression.
When we adopted our dog, Sally, we knew she’d be the perfect hiking companion. As we prepared for some outdoor trips with her, we researched all the latest dog backpacking gear to have with us, and here are the top picks for each category. Being prepared with the best dog camping gear makes backpacking with dogs an enjoyable experience for everyone.
We all know that dogs require regular potty breaks and exercise. And unless you’re lucky enough to have a fenced-in yard, walking your dog is the best way to meet your pup’s basic needs — and have an enjoyable bonding experience. But is there a standard guideline on how often and how long you should walk your dog? As with most things canine-related, the answer is that it depends on your individual dog. We share all the factors you need to consider about how much to walk your four-legged friend, as well as some general recommendations for your pup’s age, breed, and more. Regardless of your dog’s limitations or specific needs, veterinarians agree that regular walks are among the best things you can do for your canine companion.
These boots are made for walkin’ — and for protection when your dog’s paws could blister in the sun. Yes, it’s true: dogs can scorch their paw pads from the hot ground on a sweltering summer day. Read our reviews of the best dog shoes for hot pavement to learn how to protect your dog’s paws and how you can test the temperature of the pavement yourself to ensure your dog’s safety.
Technology has come a long way for both humans and pets over the years. Now there’s a way to track your dog’s daily activity (think Fitbit for dogs). We review the latest products in the “dog Fitbit” category, including key features and prices for each. From GPS tracking and fitness monitoring to goal setting and comparing your dog to others of the same breed, you are going to be blown away by all the things you can do with a dog fitness tracker.
What started as a Kickstarter idea in 2013 has quickly become a product sold worldwide to tens of thousands of pet parents around the world. Learn how FitBark can help you better understand your dog’s health, stay on track for their fitness goals, and even use technology to track your dog’s whereabouts.
Observing a dog agility competition can be mesmerizing. Seeing the dogs maneuver through each obstacle with precision is like watching a well-rehearsed dance. But it’s not just the dog working hard. The handler is responsible for helping the dog navigate the course and communicate what order to do the obstacles in. It takes teamwork and witnessing a successful run can give others the itch to join in. It doesn’t matter what breed or mix your dog is. What matters is the closeness and bond that is often a result of the exciting sport.
The holidays are prime time for parties, elaborate meals, and holiday treats for humans. And your dog is getting more leftovers than they ever could have dreamed! But all of these extra calories are making a straight line for your hips. Here are some tips to shed those extra pounds and get you and your pup back in shape…