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Creating a FitBark Social Community for You and Your Dog

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Yuliss has worked with sheltered dogs, training them to be adoptable to good homes. She has had her own dogs and now has 4 human children!

Jack’s FitBark Profile

Jack’s owner gets alerted as he recovered from surgery.  Reassuring that he is ready to get back to his normal routine.

Jack’s owner gets alerted as he recovered from surgery. Reassuring that he is ready to get back to his normal routine.

Dog Monitor That Maximizes Human and Dog Social Health

Fitbark health monitor does more than monitor your dog. One of the best functions of this biometric monitor is connecting you and your dog socially to others!

Your dog is already on FB and has their own Gram, so keep them active socially with their FitBark profile.

Watch How To Create Your FitBark Community

What Do You Want in a Friend?

This is how to connect your dog to a strong social community:

First, decide what’s most important to you. Fitbark will provide suggested “Friends” to expand your “pack”. You can choose based on bark points if you want a health and competition focused community, or location. You may prefer sharing local similarities so pick dogs to add to your “pack” from a similar country.

FitBark Menu

FitBark menu.  Main navigation of the FREE application.  Here, click on “discover friends”, and browse who you would like to add to your dog’s profile.

FitBark menu. Main navigation of the FREE application. Here, click on “discover friends”, and browse who you would like to add to your dog’s profile.

Request FitBark History to Monitor Your Community

Third, your dog’s profile will also be displayed for other FitBark users and you may receive invites from others. You will have the option to accept or deny the requests. Watch your community grow by reviewing “Invite History”.

Search The FitBark Suggestions For a Wealth of Friends

Second, now you and your dog are ready to “Discover friends” and create your community, simply select “discover friends” under the user menu of your FitBark app. Here you will see several FitBark dog profiles - browse by swiping to the left. Each dog is different based on breed, size, bark point per 24 hours, and location. You decide which dogs you want to add to your dogs “pack requests”.

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FitBark Friend Choices

You might chose to add this friend because of Bark Point achievement, breed, or age.  And because the profile photo is stunning! Murphy must have a huge following on Instragram, Facebook or Twitter.

You might chose to add this friend because of Bark Point achievement, breed, or age. And because the profile photo is stunning! Murphy must have a huge following on Instragram, Facebook or Twitter.

You might chose to add this friend based on location.  If you live in Canada and want to build local community.  You may share more in common with the owner(s) which is great for conversation!

You might chose to add this friend based on location. If you live in Canada and want to build local community. You may share more in common with the owner(s) which is great for conversation!

Invite Special People and Professionals in Your Dog’s Life

Use this function to add your veterinarian, a secondary owner or friends and family you want to be alerted when your dog achieves their health and fitness goals.

Use this function to add your veterinarian, a secondary owner or friends and family you want to be alerted when your dog achieves their health and fitness goals.

FitBark Encourages Connections with Family, Dog Professionals and Veternarians

Add people most important in your dog’s world that you want to get notified of changes or progress with your dog’s status. You can add the dog walker or veterinarian or close family and friends by selecting the “Home Pack” from the main menu. Tap on your dog’s name in the center of the profile page (you may need to double tap), you’ll first get a zoomed in profile, and the second tap will reveal a drop down menu. From this menu select, “manage users”. Than “Add User” (there is also “Remove Myself” – but we are not learning that today!). After tapping “Add User”, you will type the email of the person you want to add. You will select whether they are a “Follower”, family, friend or dog walker, dog daycare staff, groomer etc. The added person will receive an email for their consent to get alerts about your dog. You can also add a secondary owner or the veterinarian.

Summary

This article explains how to maximize your dog’s social profile using the FitBark App. Some owners want to build social community just to get social. Others enjoy the connection of feeling supported while they meet health and fitness goals. FitBark also includes the unique feature for the owner to add Followers, secondary owners, and even veterinarians by email notification. This allows the most important people in the dog’s life to stay up to date on the dog’s health.

References:

World Health Organization: Social Determinants of Health

FitBark Blog: Human and Dog Health Go Hand in Paw


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2022 Yuliss

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