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10 Tips for Running with Your Dog as Exercise.



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Running with your dog can be a great way to get exercise, bond with your pet, and enjoy the outdoors together. Here are 10 tips to help ensure a successful and safe run with your dog.

  1. Start Slow: If your dog is new to running, start with short, slow runs and gradually increase the distance and speed over time.
  2. Check with Your Vet: Before starting a running routine with your dog, check with your vet to make sure they are healthy enough for the activity.
  3. Use a Leash: Always use a leash when running with your dog to keep them under control and prevent them from running into traffic or other hazards.
  4. Use a Comfortable Harness: Consider using a comfortable harness instead of a collar to prevent choking and provide better control.
  5. Bring Water: Bring water for both you and your dog, especially on hot days.
  6. Check the Weather: Avoid running in extreme temperatures or weather conditions that may put you or your dog at risk.
  7. Watch for Signs of Fatigue: Be aware of signs of fatigue in your dog, such as excessive panting, slowing down, or lagging behind.
  8. Use Positive Reinforcement: Reward your dog with praise and treats for good behavior, such as staying by your side and following commands.
  9. Be Aware of Other Dogs and People: Be aware of other dogs and people on your running route and keep your dog under control at all times.
  10. Have Fun: Running with your dog should be a fun and enjoyable experience for both of you. Take breaks when needed and enjoy the time spent together.

Christy Avery has worked as a veterinary technician for more than five years, caring for both domestic and exotic animals. She has received training as a Fear Free Certified Professional to prevent and treat pet anxiety, fear, and stress.