Welcome to Unleashed Dog Fitness!

If you want the best for your urban dog, you have come to the right place! Unleashed Dog Fitness offers a Dog Exercise & Care Service. With our service, we help prevent and fight pet obesity, make sure your dog maintains a healthy weight, and stays emotionally happy and balanced.

Welcome to Unleashed Dog Fitness
We exercise your dog while you are taking care of lifes day to day!

Don’t feel bad anymore because you are gone all day. You can either take advantage of our Day-Boot-Camps (daycare including exercise) or book single fitness sessions. Are you planing on going out of town? With our boarding and pet visit service we will take care of your pup like you would. See here our full program.

A healthy dog is a happy dog – A happy dog makes a happy dog owner. 

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Unleashed Dog Fitness – one of San Diego’s Top 5 boarding & daycare places chosen in 2011.

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Lucky Pup Dog Rescue: Halloween Event at Landinis

Come join us at Landinis for Lucky Pups Dog Rescue Halloween Event October 30th. Bring your pup’, bring your kid, dress em up!

When: October 30th
Time:  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Landinis
$: $10.00 entrance fee, kids are free

Unleashed Dog Fitness will be there to join the fun! Great raffle prizes are waiting for you to get swooped up.

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Doggies on the Deck: Barktoberfest – Meet Kate with Beautiful Skin by Kate!

In our series Doggies on the Deck: Barktoberfest, we would like to introduce you to our participating vendors and gift donators!

So far, we have met Erin with Woof! Dog Training and Jen with Fetchlight! Today, we had the pleasure to chat with Kate from Beautiful Skin by Kate.

Kate has been practicing her profession for over 15 years; Originally from Irland, she studied in Irland and received the European qualification CIDESCO.

Name: Kate Form: born and raised in Dublin In San Diego since: 2004 Name & breed of her dog: Elu

Name: Kate
From: born and raised in Dublin
In San Diego since: 2004
Name & breed of her dog: Elu

Hi Kate, how are you? Please tell as a little about your business! What are you specializing in?
Great, thank you! I specialize in skincare using DMK products, but I am also an expert in waxing and tinting. I have worked with many different skincare lines including Dermalogica, Yonka, Decleor, Epicuren, SpaMD, Christina and now DMK.

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Where can we find you?
My office is located in Carmel Valley in a beautiful Hacienda – 12625 High Bluff Dr., Suite 312, 92130

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What is the best way to book an appointment with you?
To make an appointment, you can reach me on my cell phone at 571.331.7206 or please feel free to text as I understand how busy life can be. You can also visit my website and find all the information you might need.

Thanks for your time, Kate!
My pleasure!

Come to Doggies on the Deck to join us for our Barktoberfest, and enter the raffle for a chance to win a 50% off gift certificate towards a facial with Kate!

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Doggies on the Deck: Barktoberfest – Meet Jen with Fetchlight!

In our series Doggies on the Deck: Barktoberfest, we would like to introduce you to our participating vendors and gift donators!

So far, we have met Erin with Woof! Dog Training. Today, we are putting the spotlight onto Jen with Fetchlight!

Jen is an entrepreneur who started her business in 2011. She specializes in pet lifestyle photography, and turns it into art for your home.

Bio: Fetchlight Pet Lifestyle Photography Name: Jen Bergren Name of her dog: Tawny From: Illinois, by way of NYC. (Tawny is from Aussie & Others Rescue San Diego.) In business since: 2011 (Launched Nov. 2012)

Bio: Fetchlight Pet Lifestyle Photography
Name: Jen Bergren
Name of her dog: Tawny
From: Illinois, by way of NYC. (Tawny is from Aussie & Others Rescue San Diego.)
In business since: 2011 (Launched Nov. 2012)

Hi Jen, how are you?
Good, thank you! Looking forward to Barktoberfest! ;)

Please tell as a little about your business! How did you get started?
I was taking photography classes at UCSD while working as an advertising designer at Petco’s corporate office in San Diego, when those two interests combined and I started photographing pets for Petco. I took a three full day pet photography workshop during that time as well, which I thought would be all about photographing pets, but it mainly taught about starting and running a business, something I hadn’t even thought of before that class. So a few months later I took the plunge and left the corporate world to have time to start Fetchlight, and time to adopt a dog as well. Starting a pet photography business before having a pet of my own is pretty unique! Finding and adopting my dog Tawny came soon after leaving the full-time job to start my own business.

Where can we find you?
You can look me up online and go to my website, follow me on Instagram or Facebook. You can also view art on the walls at many locations around town (including Landinis!)

Oh yes, Cecco and Lando! You captured them quite beautifully. So, how does that work? Do you have a set location?
Even better…I come to you! For the custom photo sessions, after you contact me and express interest in a photo session, I come to your home for a one-hour consultation to meet you, meet your dogs, and they can meet me and get more comfortable around me before the session day (and many more things are accomplished during this meeting!) Two custom locations are included with these photo sessions and I help you pick the best ones for you, your dogs, and best background places to match your home decor style. I don’t shoot in a studio because San Diego has so many beautiful and varied locations, decent weather outside all year long for any outdoor locations, I love exploring new areas to find new locations for photo sessions, and I enjoy using the colors in the background of the photos on location to make more colorful artwork for you!

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What is the best way to book an appointment with you?
Email me and I’ll send you a catalog with lots of information, and we can set up a consultation appointment if you think my business is the right fit for your needs.

What do you like most about working with dogs?
Dogs (and cats) are both fun and challenging to photograph, because most of the time I’m not really expecting them to follow direction like the way you might direct humans to pose or act in a photograph. I like the challenge of having the think on my feet and adapt to whatever the pets want to do, with a bit of direction in the form of squeakers, treats, and other motivators (which sometimes don’t help…then I get to be really creative!) I also think pets make for more interesting and modern wall art than traditional photos of humans, and having a piece of art on your wall that make you happy every day when you see it is the goal of my sessions. And for my rescue volunteer work, I like being able to use my skills to help find adoptable dogs and cats new homes, it is very heart-warming to know I can help!

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Any funny stories that happened during a shoot and you would like to share with us
There are probably funny stories from every photo session, but it’s hard for me to think of one in particular, right this second! I do usually try to tell a bit of a story about the pet, and anything fun that happened during their session, on the blog.

Thanks for your time, Jen!

Come to Doggies on the Deck to join us for our Barktoberfest, and enter the raffle for two chances to win a $50 gift certificate towards a Fetchlight photo session or wall art!

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By the way, Jen is having her 2nd business anniversary this November at the next Doggies on the Deck! Please join her for a little celebration.

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Doggies on the Deck: Meet Erin with Woof! Dog Training

In our series Doggies on the Deck: Barktoberfest we would like to introduce you to our participating vendors and gift donators!

We are starting it off with Erin.

Erin with Woof! Dog Training is a dog trainer and has been in business since 2007.

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Hi Erin! You are specializing in dog training. Do you give private lessons or group classes?
Both! My group classes are held in Normal Heights, and I give private lessons in my students’ homes throughout the county.

What do you like most about working with dogs?
Tough question! I love it all. One of my favorite things is, when a dog is learning a new skill for the first time, and he has that “ah-ha” moment where he starts to connect the dots. The humans usually have an “ah-ha” moment too, and they usually say something like, “Wow, he’s really smart, huh?” I think people are amazed at how much the dogs can figure out on their own if we guide them down the right path and then let them figure it out.

Erin Vejar with her dogs, Vinyl, Akiyla & Zeus

What is the best way to book an appointment with you?
The best way to book an appointment is by sending me an email (erin@woofsandiego.com) with some information about your dog’s training needs and your availability, or by giving me a call (858-213-9580) and we can chat! Group class schedules and registration information are also listed on my website.

Thank you for your time, Erin!

Come to Doggies on the Deck to join us for our Barktoberfest, and enter the chance to win a $50 gift certificate towards a training session or class with Erin! 

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UDF presents: Barktoberfest!

Unleashed Dog Fitness invites you to join us for Barktoberfest in line with the Doggies on the Deck series!

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When: October 7th 2014
Where: Landinis, Little Italy
Time:   5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
What: Barktoberfest
Promoter & contact person: Unleashed Dog Fitness, Vanessa

What is Doggies on the Deck?
Doggies on the Deck is a dog-friendly monthly event, held every first Tuesday of the month at Landinis, a Pizzeria in Little Italy.

While at the event, you can check out services / products from participating vendors which may or may not be dog-related.

We will raffle out great prizes, graciously donated by participating vendors, friends and local businesses. Each raffle ticket cost $5.00; proceeds go to a local rescue group.

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Treats and Samples provided by Doggie Beer Bones!
San Diego Happy Dogs will be there and take pictures of the event and our four-legged stars.

Prizes donated by:

Hope to see you there!

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UDF is proud sponsor of the South Park Pup Crawl

On Tuesday, September 23rd, eight fabulous, fun, dog-friendly restaurants, cafes and bars in South Park are offering fantastic specials for people and pups to support The Barking Lot Dog Rescue.

Tickets are on sale now – hop’ on over to San Diego Happy Dogs to make sure you get yours and snatch one of many fabulous and fun-packed swag bags!

See you on Tuesday!

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South Park Pup Crawl, September 23rd

Mark the day (September 23rd), get your dog ready and head-on over to Southpark to join the South Park Pup Crawl!

San Diego Happy Dogs put together a Pup Crawl; tickets are available through their website for $15.00, or $20.00 at the door the night of. Proceeds go to The Barking Lot, a local dog rescue organization.

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When: Tuesday, September 23rd
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Stay tuned for more info!

 

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UDF goes on-air: U-T San Diego Video about Dog Obesity

Last month, Unleashed Dog Fitness received a call from Raquel Martin with U-T San Diego. Martin inquired about the obesity trend for dogs in the US, what dog-owners can do about it, and also wanted to know if UDF would be interested in doing a short video segment about it

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Of course we did! It is in our interest do raise as much awareness as possible about this current issue which more and more dog owner face.

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When we started Unleashed Dog Fitness (2010), 45 % of American Dogs were overweight or even suffered obesity. *This years study showed an alarming increase of 7.2 %, pushing it to a whopping 52.6%!

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Check out the video on youtube (and never mind some bilingual faux-pas please ;) )

*Studies are held through Pet Obesity Prevention

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Want to find out more about what you can do about pet obesity? See here if your dog is overweight, possible reasons and how UDF can help you and your dog!

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K9 Cancer Awareness Event at Liberty Station/Point Loma, August 2nd, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cancer is not only a huge problem amongst us humans, but also for our four-legged buddies.

Most of us know or even own a dog that has/is suffering cancer. Please help spread awareness and join us this Saturday, August 2nd, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm for the 4th Annual Hounds For Hope Walk – a canine cancer awareness & wellness festival, down at Liberty Station, Point Loma!

We, Unleashed Dog Fitness, will be there to present our services; take part in our raffle with lots of great prices and enjoy special deals offered only during the event.

 

 

 

 

 

4th Annual Hounds For Hope Walk
a canine cancer awareness & wellness festival
.August 2, 2014 – mark your calendars!
Liberty Station, Pt. Loma

Come out for walk around the park to support canine good health. Enjoy music, vendor and information booths and fun and games for our furry friends. All proceeds will benefit Labrador Harbor’s Labs In Need.

For more info visit: www.houndsforhopewalk.org

 

PHOTO CONTEST! Send in your best Lab photos for a chance to be in the 2015 Calendar. All proceeds benefit our Labs In Need.

Each of the 12 winners will be featured monthly in the calendar. Check our web site for submission details at www.labradorharbor.org.

Contest starts July 15, 2014!

 

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It’s a Dog’s World: San Diego’s Little Italy

San Diego Happy Dogs is exploring San Diego and its many dog-friendly places. In this edition, they checked out our lovely neighborhood in Little Italy!

If you’re like me and prefer to take your best furry friend with you wherever you go, follow along as my dog Astra and I explore San Diego’s neighborhoods.

On a recent Saturday, we set out for Little Italy, near Downtown and not far from the airport. A blend of residential and commercial, Little Italy is best known for its many restaurants and shops. Strolling the neighborhood is a wonderful way to spend a day, with great food, shopping, dog-friendly parks, and a view of the waterfront. It’s a bit hilly, so you get a work out, too!

We began our tour at Tazza D’Oro on India Street. I grabbed a cup of coffee for me and a free dog treat for Astra. We sat outside where many dog lovers, with and without dogs, stopped and chatted with us. Other dogs socialized at Sogno DeVino next door.

Making Friends at Sogno DeVino

Making Friends at Sogno DeVino

Read here more about their tour and dog friendly, local restaurants and businesses.

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