Saturday, January 30, 2010

Running with your Dog

Here is an interesting article regarding running with your dog. Though a favorite past-time for some people, there are many who don't find it so enjoyable. Human running is much different from the preferred route by most dogs. Even walking many dogs can be a chore, especially if there are interesting smells of activities going on. And, just like people, dogs need conditioning as well. You can't expect most dogs to be able to keep up on a 3-mile run if they haven't done it before. You also need to pay attention to the weather. If it is hot, dog's easily overheat and damage the pads on their paws. Also, if it is cold, dogs can develop other breathing issues, as well as hurting their paws. The bottom line is, you cannot simply go out for a jog with many dogs unless you train them properly.

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