Exercise

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.

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Best Dog Activity Monitor: FitBark vs Whistle vs Halo 2+ & More

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 reviewed the latest and greatest products in the “dog Fitbit” category, including key features and pricing 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 with all the things you can do with a dog fitness tracker.

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Best Dog Shoes For Hot Pavement: How Hot Is Too Hot For Dog Paws?

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.

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How To Get Started In Dog Sports

Have you ever considered getting your dog involved in something greater than himself? Do you and your canine companion happen to have a competitive spirit? If so, dog sports are a great way to get involved and use that competitive drive…

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How To Get Started In Dog Agility Training (Equipment, Courses & More)

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.

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The Ultimate Guide To Backpacking, Hiking & Camping With Your Dog

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.

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Why Do Dogs Growl When Playing? Fighting, Tips To Avoid, And More

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.

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Healthy Holiday Tip: Lose Pounds With Your Hounds

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…

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How Much Exercise Does A Puppy Need?

Like humans, puppies need exercise to feel better (mentally and physically) and maintain their overall health. The amount of recommended exercise varies depending on your dog’s age, breed, and medical condition…

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Best Dog Treadmill: Motorized, Self-Propelled, Manual, Training Tips, & More

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.

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FitBark Review: A Healthy Dog Is A Happy Dog

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. 

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World’s Most Low Energy Dogs (And High Energy Dogs Too)

Ever wondered why some dogs act like couch potatoes while others are natural Olympians? Breed type is often to thank (or blame) for Fido’s feisty (or lazy) behavior. While good looks and personality are important, you should also take into consideration each breed’s energy level so you can make sure his or her exercise levels are adequately met given your lifestyle and location. We’ll discuss the various low energy dog breeds as well as the high energy dogs too so you can learn which breed is a good fit for you…

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Dog Activity Statistics: Who’s Most Active?

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…

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