Run On The Beach With Your Dog
Special Interest: BeachRunning
Running is a great form of exercise for you and the most energetic breeds. Beach running offers a soft surface to workout on, giving your feet and joints a break from hard pavement. It’s also a great form of resistance training, which can help you with your strength and speed. Pay attention to your dog at all times – running on the beach is harder than running on pavement so ease into beach running and take lots of play breaks. Don’t forget to cool your dog off in the water and check his paws!
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Activities: Running, Beach
Items Needed: Fresh Water, Poop Bags, 6 Foot Non-Retractable Leash or Hands-Free Running Leash, First-Aid Kit, Other Appropriate Gear, Source of Shade (Location or Portable Umbrella)
Safety: Please consult your vet on running with your dog, especially if you have a puppy. Pay attention to your dog's abilities and start slow. You may also need to consult your own doctor as beach running is much more strenuous than running on pavement. Never run when it is too hot or cold outside and prevent your dog from drinking ocean water or playing with ocean life. Don't forget to check the paws and watch for overheating or heat stroke! Remember to take small and steady water breaks to prevent bloat or water intoxication. Check the local tide reports and weather before your run - it's best to run at low tide on a beach that is relatively flat and dog-friendly. Please follow leash laws and have good recall on your dog. Don't forget to rinse-off after your run!
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