Learn To Run With Your Dog
Special Interest: Running
Running is a great form of exercise for you and the most energetic breeds.
Your dog can run either at your side or in front of you. Like humans, dogs need to build up their stamina and endurance – so start slow and ease yourself into a run/walk routine before running. You’ll also get a better sense of your dog’s abilities and how much you may need to stop for him to rest, get water (not too much at a time), or relieve himself.
If your dog has trouble walking or running straight, you may need to do some more loose leash or obedience training with him. Over time, teach your dog to run at your pace and not to cross your path. Happy Running!
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Items Needed: Water, Poop Bags, 6 Foot Non-Retractable Leash or Hands-Free Running Leash, Other Appropriate Gear
Safety: Please consult your vet on running with your dog, especially if you have a puppy. You may also need to consult your own doctor to see if it is safe for you to run. Pay attention to your dog's abilities and start slow. Never run when it is too hot or cold outside. Remember to take small and steady water breaks to prevent bloat or water intoxication. And don't forget to check the paws!
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