Slowly build up to your ideal run. Dogs, like humans, need to get used to the level of training. You could too
Research your dog’s breed to find out exactly what type of running they might enjoy: you never know, maybe
Just inspire yourself to run a marathon over time!
Why run with your dog?
There’s a whole lot of research out there that shows us how good running can be for your health. It prevents obesity helps
helps you get fit and it can increase your endurance. It has even been shown to lift your spirits. And it doesn’t
also require an expensive gym membership.
What is good for you is good for your dog too: it will also help them lose weight when their body condition is not ideal
Muscle and stay healthy. Keeping your dog fit and healthy is the best way to avoid expensive veterinary bills
Future. It’s also fantastic for your dog’s mood: most dogs are built to run (although some breeds are more than others).
They all enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of nature and the time you spend patting on the sidewalk with you
Always be good on your pet’s mind.
If you’ve noticed destructive behaviors, jogging your dog may be a solution. Active breeds that are kept
It can get boring indoors for long periods of time, which can lead to bad behavior. Keep your thoughts and
Body Active helps get rid of this pent-up energy, and it also creates a great bond between the two
How to train your dog to run with you
There is no schedule that you should use for running with dogs: customize the exercise for both you and you
your pet’s initial skills and build up slowly. It’s also good to speak to your veterinarian before starting
any exercise regime. Before you start walking your dog, make sure he is capable
from exercise they have no pre-existing health problems that could make running worse,
and that they only run for as long as their stamina allows.
- Start with a short 10-minute run in a location your dog is familiar with.
- Gradually increase your interval over several weeks.
- Your dog should be panting but not coiled up during your runs.
- Don’t be so out of breath that you can’t give them orders!
How to walk on a leash
Keeping your dog on a leash while you run is the best way to start training as it will keep him safe and secure
shut down. In the beginning, your dog may either pull forward or lag behind, which is annoying
your pace. With time and practice, both you and your pet will get used to each other’s walking patterns.
Before walking with a dog, make sure they can walk on the heel. It is best to avoid pulling retractable cables in too hard
Removal can lead to complications. If you start with a lead of about three to six feet, you have plenty of room.
but not so much that your dog feels wandering.
How age and race affect the run
Certain dogs are naturally built for different conditions and their ability to walk does not necessarily correlate with theirs
Size. You might be surprised that the relatively small Parson Russell Terrier is a consistent runner
can travel for miles, while the long-legged greyhound will prefer a short, sharp sprint to a long run every day. If you are
If you are looking for a new dog and you want them to be your running partner, make sure you do your research and choose
A breed that enjoys the same type of exercise as you do.
Be careful when running with young dogs: puppies may not be ready to run until they are fully grown. Older dogs,
Similarly, there are a few considerations you should make: while you are still enjoying the exercise, you may get tired more quickly
than a younger dog.
Top tips for running a dog
- Stay alert: your dog cannot tell you when he is tired or unwell. Pay attention to all unspoken signs while you
run with them.
- Drink a Lot: It is important that you and your dog stay hydrated while you exercise. Always carry water with you
on long runs. Dogs suffer from dehydration faster than exhaustion when exercising.
- Caution: Clean your pet’s paws after a run and check for any cuts or scratches. Unattended injuries can result
- Choose carefully: choose routes and environments that both of you will enjoy. Walking on grass is better for
You and your dog’s joints, but watch out for invisible hazards like rabbit holes.
- Keep yourself clean: even if you’re traveling at a certain pace, you’ll need to pick up after your pet!
- Have fun! Running with your dog can be one of the best, most enjoyable, and meaningful exercises you can do.