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PUPPY SOCIAL HOUR MARCH 3 AT CAMP BOW WOW

 

March 1, 2014 (El Cajon) - Bring your new puppy to Camp Bow Wow in El Cajon on Monday, March 3rd for a puppy socialization hour. Puppies from 10 weeks to 4 months old can romp around with each other in an indoor play yard. The puppy social starts at 7 pm and ends at 8 pm. You will have a chance to meet Behavior Buddies trainer.

LEASH YOUR FITNESS ANNOUNCES NEW WORKOUT SERIES FOR OWNERS AND THEIR DOGS

January 22, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – Leash Your Fitness, announces a six-week series of fitness challenges to help you get in shape after the holidays—while getting a workout for your dog, too.

“Our first three challenges were very successful for all of the participants,” said founder Dawn Celapino, whose motto is “Life is short! Exercise with your dog.”  The kick-off to the Fitness Challenge will be held at Marking Pet Resort on Sunday, January 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The program runs for 6 weeks and is an online program open to anyone who wants to participate.

DOG BLOG: DOGS AND FIREWORKS DO NOT MIX

 
By Dawn Celapino
 
July 2, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--Do you know that the Fourth of July is the busiest day at most animal shelters? 
 
Dogs have highly sensitive hearing and can detect sounds high above human capabilities. Their ears are mobile due to 18 muscles that turn, lift, and tilt them to pinpoint where the sound is coming from. Because of their acute sense of hearing, dogs can hear sounds from four times the distance a human can.

THE DOG BLOG: PRODUCTS THAT MAY HELP WHEN EXERCISING WITH FIDO

 

By Dawn Celapino
 
April 11, 2012 (San Diego)--Do you run with your dog?  How about kayak or surf?  I know that you don’t leave Fido at home while you are out having fun!  There is no reason not to include Fido into most of your outdoor exercise routines.  Exercising with your dog is not only fun but it creates a great bonding experience!

 

THE DOG BLOG: RATTLESNAKE SEASON HAS BEGUN….

 
By Dawn Celapino
 
March 23, 2012 (San Diego's East County) -- Do you live in a rural area? Do you hike or camp with your dog?  If so, you have to be aware that there could be rattlesnakes or other poisonous snakes on and off of the trails and could even come into your yard or neighborhood. Do you know what your dog would do if he/she saw a rattlesnake? Many dogs inadvertently get bit by just sniffing in the bushes. Some are more curious when they see one and try to get closer to get a better look. Others are completely unaware and step right over top of them.

 

DOG BLOG: EXERCISING YOUR DOG IN THE SNOW

 

By Dawn Celapino
 
February 25, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--Has your dog ever been in the snow?  Most active dogs love it!  They are like kids, romping and running in the fresh powder. There are, however, a few things that you need to know if you plan on taking Fido on a snow vacation, especially if they are not used to the cold.

 

THE DOG BLOG: LOST OR FOUND DOG? WHAT DO YOU DO?

 
New Technologies, local and national databases help reunite lost dogs and their owners

 
By Dawn Celapino
 
November 29, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--Have you ever experienced any doggy parent’s worst nightmare--losing your dog? Have you ever found a dog and didn't know what to do? 

 

THE DOG BLOG: DANGERS OF RETRACTABLE LEASHES

By Dawn Celapino
 
November 12, 2011 (San Diego) -- You see it all of the time at a very busy dog event, farmers market, or walking event; people are using retractable leashes on their dog.  The person’s dog is roaming all over the place, the leash is at full length, and it trips somebody or worst cuts their leg.
 
Retractable leashes are dangerous and should never be used at a busy event.  If the dog starts running and somebody grabs the leash, a dangerous cut or worse a finger amputation could happen and it has, many times.
 

THE DOG BLOG: TIPS FOR KAYAKING WITH YOUR DOG

By Dawn Celapino
 

August 3, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--Who says the only thing you can do with your dog is take him or her on a run/walk? Kayaking is a fun thing to do on a hot day with your dog, especially if your dog enjoys the water.

THE DOG BLOG: SURFING WITH YOUR DOG

Sport gives new meaning to term "Surf Dogs" -- and gives  local dogs and their owners a cool way to beat the heat

 

June 1, 2011 (San Diego) --Whoever said you can only have fun with your dog on land has never tried surfing with their dog. Some dogs don't want any part of it and others LOVE IT!

THE DOG BLOG: IS YOUR DOG SAFE IN THE CAR?

 

By Dawn Celapino
www.Leashyourfitness.com

 

March 27, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) -- Recently a few of my Leash Your Fitness “dog friends” were in a car accident with their mom. Thank goodness that everyone is safe, but it made me think about how safe my dog, Jack, is in the car with me.

THE DOG BLOG: ADD SOME UPPER BODY EXERCISES TO YOUR DOG WALK

By Dawn Celapino

March 9, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--Do you do any upper body exercises on your dog walk? If you are like most people, you either run or walk with your dog,which is a great lower body workout but what about the upper body?

THE DOG BLOG: DO YOU HAVE A WILL FOR YOUR DOG?

 

 

By Dawn Celapino
 

 

This week has been one of those eye-opening weeks for my family. We had one of our Leash Your Fitness family members die VERY unexpectedly in a freak accident and then my sister was in a car accident–all in the same day! It made me think–what would happen to my dog if I died?

 

There are so many questions to answer and we wanted you to think about this too, since NOBODY can say what is going to happen to us each day. You may think that your sibling or friend would take care of your dog--but do they know all about your dog? These are a few things that are important:

THE DOG BLOG: HOLIDAY NUTRITION TIPS FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG

 


By Dawn Celapino

 

November 11, 2010 (San Diego's East County)--'Tis the season for cakes, cookies, pies and a lot of food! The average person gains between 7 - 10 pounds from now until the end of the year. Along with the parties, dinners and social events comes the end of daylight savings time. People tend to get more sedate and eat more. Not a good combination!

THE DOG BLOG: RAINY DAY TIPS FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG

By Dawn Celapino
 

October 30, 2010 (San Diego) -- Most dogs don't care if it is raining, but some do. Most people do care if it’s, raining but some don't!

Exercising in the rain can be fun and can feel good-- but there are some things you may want to do to make your session safe and enjoyable for you and your dog.

DOG BLOG: TRAVELING WITH YOUR DOG (JACK'S BLOG)

 

 

 

 

 

Jack guest blogs for his owner, Dawn Celapino this week

 

September 9, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- After getting back from a great road trip with my Mom and Dad, I thought I would share some information with you in case you are planning on doing any traveling with your furry friend!! The following are five things that you need to know:

THE DOG BLOG: PACK A PICNIC FOR YOUR PET

 

By Dawn Celapino

 

August 30, 2010 (San Diego's East County)-- It’s that time of year when having a barbecue is a good idea, especially with how spectacular the weather has been lately. Bringing your dog to a barbecue is a great idea! It gives your dog the opportunity to socialize with other dogs and humans. You might think you aren’t harming your dog by offering him or her a scrap of leftovers, but it can have some severe consequences.

THE DOG BLOG: VACATION PET CARE OPTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

By Dawn Celapino

 

August 12, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- Do you want to take a vacation this summer, but can't make plans because you don't know what to do with your dog? There are many cool, pet-friendly accommodations to save you from your unrealized vacation plans! It might be really hard to leave your dog behind, but many vacation destinations don't allow dogs, or have strict policies regarding our furry friends.

 

DOG BLOG: TIPS FOR A HAPPY DOG

 

By Dawn Celapino
 

July 18, 2010 (San Diego) -- Most dogs don't get enough mental stimulation to be satisfied or happy, and behavior problems are often a result. Dogs need mental stimulation just as much as they need physical stimulation, so simply taking them for a walk isn't going to cut it! Your dog might be tired after the walk, but will end up bored with even more stamina in the long run to fuel that boredom in the long run.

THE DOG BLOG: TRAIL SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR DOG

By Dawn Celapino

 

July 11, 2010 (San Diego's East County)--Take severe caution when walking your dog on the trails this summer! Make sure you always keep your dog on a tight leash, and try to avoid allowing them to sniff in tall grass and bushes. Rattlesnakes can be found on or near trails taking in the sun and won’t hesitate to attack if surprised by your furry friend.
 

THE DOG BLOG: 4TH OF JULY TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR DOG

 

 

 

By Dawn Celapino

 

July 4, 2010 (San Diego) -- This holiday weekend, make sure your dog is in a secure environment, especially if you are leaving them at home. Because of their sensitive hearing, many dogs are afraid of fireworks. If you are out with your dog, make sure they are on a secure leash so the don’t run away.

THE DOG BLOG: HIKING WITH YOUR DOG

 

 

By Dawn Celapino

 

March 22, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) –Spring is a great time of year. Flowers are in bloom, the weather is beautiful, and there are a lot of great places to go hiking with your dog in San Diego County.

 

The following are important things to consider when hiking with your dog:  

LEASH YOUR FITNESS EXPANDS TO EAST COUNTY: BOOT CAMP CLASSES FOR PEOPLE & DOGS

 

February 5, 2010 (San Diego’s East County)--People with dogs often struggle to find the time to exercise themselves and their dogs.However, at the newly expanded Leash Your Fitness (LYF) boot camp classes for humans and dogs, pet owners can accomplish exercise for both--all at one time.

THE DOG BLOG: 5 TIPS FOR WORKING OUT WITH YOUR DOG!

By Dawn Celapino

January 19, 2009 (San Diego’s East County -- It is New Years Resolution time and although, taking rover for a walk is GREAT exercise—most people need a little more. The following are five tips that you can do with your dog to prevent boredom, burn more calories, and gain more strength.

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