Do you struggle motivating your dog to run with you? Your dog loves to run as fast as they can. They have tonnes of stamina and energy – but as soon as you put them on the leash and attempt to take them for a run, they’re uninterested, lagging behind and trying to sniff constantly? Although it may look like your dog lacks motivation, there may be a simpler explanation – just being uncomfortable with your gear! To make running a pleasant experience for your dog, you need to ha
Dogs communicate through their body language. This means that they start communicating as soon as they see each other. Think about your average run with your dog. You’re running on the trail or sidewalk, and you see a dog and their owner approaching from far away. Your dog fixates on the other dog in an instant, and then that dog returns the gaze. This is where the conversation starts – not when they are leash- length away from each other. By the time you run close to the dog
How fast should you run? Will you trip over your dog? Can you do a dog-friendly race together? Starting out on ,a new activity like running can bring a certain level of anxiety. Although some dogs can run faster and farther than others, running is a natural activity for all healthy dogs, regardless of age or breed. In this article, we will explore why you shouldn’t start running with your dog without setting up a running schedule first. Find time to run Whether it’s our caree
Many of my fellow runners have dogs. A few have never taken their dogs on a run with them – not even once. Out of curiosity, I asked them the reasons for this. I discovered that there are plenty of ‘old wives’ tales’ in circulation. Most of these need to be thrown out of the window. This post contains 3 common myths about running with dogs that I’d like to expose. Myth No. 1: “I wouldn’t be able to keep up with a dog”. So, your dog can easily beat you in a sprinting contest?
Wondering if you should take your dog on your regular workouts? These infographics will help you make the decision. Not sure where to start? Try this comprehensive book on running with dogs. #runningwithdogs101
After hours of painstaking research, many miles of running, and tons of play, my new book – Running for Dogs – is finally here! If you’ve ever considered running with your dog, and were in need of a comprehensive, but straightforward guide, this is it. This book covers, section by section, all the major components of running with your dog. I tested everything out on my dog and myself first so you don’t have to! In the “Training” section, for example, I talk about taking an in
This post will explore two options for running – mornings and evenings – and describe the benefits of each. Running is good workout for your dog. It keeps our dogs exercised, helps to maintain an ideal weight and improves overall health. And, most importantly, it keeps our dogs happy. Many dogs suffer from boredom and lack of activity, from being left alone all day while their owners are at work. A groundbreaking study from leading dog scientist Dr. Rachel Casey, described in
Running for Dogs
Give your dog a job, a hobby or simply a way to drain access energy.