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Running with your dog

Getting out there and exercising is always easier when you are not alone. For those of you that have dogs, sometimes running or walking them can be a hassle and you might decide to skip your run altogether. Here are a few tips that can make running with your pet less difficult and a lot more enjoyable. Just like all us, some dogs are not healthy enough to run or run long distances. Check with your vet and make sure they think its okay to take your dog with you. Along with this, some breeds of dogs are better suited to running and don’t forget to consider the age of your dog as older dogs may be problems like arthritis. You also have to consider the environment that your are putting your dog in such as the surfaces that you will be running on and the temperature outside. Most experts state that if the temperature is above 80 degrees or its excessively humid, then it might be a good idea to leave your dog at home. When you first start running with your pet, remember to ease them into it by starting with shorter distances until their endurance is built up. Lastly, make sure your dog is socialized to other dogs and is up to date on their vaccinations. Running with dog is a great way to stay motivated as they will not let your forget to get out there and go. Just remember to consider some of these tips in order to have an enjoyable run for you and your dog.