5 Tips for Running with Dogs
|Post-race Pics with Zoe|
- Start out with low mileage and gradually add more, just like you do for yourself.
- I use the Gentle Leader collar, which decreases pulling. Because even though you think you'd like someone to pull you up the hill, you really don't.
- If your dog lags behind, it's probably time to rest.
- In hot weather during long runs, carry a small, collapsible bowl for water. Carry it between a fuel belt and your waist.
- I allow my dog to choose how much to drink rather than coax her to drink. I think dogs probably know to "drink to thirst"!
Yesterday, I ran 9 miles. I ran the first and the last few miles with my 8 year old Weimaraner, Zoe. This was the first time that I took her out twice during a run, but since our new backyard backs up to the park where I run, it was easy to pick her up for my cool-down mile.
Special thanks to my husband for the photo collage!
Do you run with your dog? Have any tips?