When we talk about our dogs, their health and their happiness, we talk a lot about exercise. Every dog from the smallest toy breed to the workers and big herders benefit from regular exercise. But while it may be enough to take two daily brisk walks with a Poodle that certainly doesn’t cut it for a Boxer or a Husky. Some dogs were born to run – Greyhounds and Whippets are the best examples of animals whose very bone structure evolved for ground speed. Is your dog getting in the run that they require?
Why Run With Your Dog?
Everyone agrees that having a pet can make you healthier. One of the main rationales here is that a pet keeps you more active and more stimulated. If you’ve got a running dog why not try going out on a run with your speedy pooch? You will both benefit from the prolonged cardiovascular workout while your dog fulfills their instinct to run. Playing fetch in the park is a great way to work their speed, but nothing tests their endurance and discipline like a good run.
What is Professional Dog Running?
If you can’t run at the same level as your pooch (and really no one can match a running dog’s speed or endurance) consider treating your pet to a running experience with someone else and check out a dog running service. Similar to dog walking, dog running is a service that pairs an experienced dog runner with your dog to provide them with exercise and mental stimulation. Dog running is growing in popularity across the country as pet parents continue to develop a better understanding of the needs of their loved ones.
Make Sure Your Dog Gets Their Fill
If you think your dog can benefit from some more exercise search online for a local dog running service or go guerrilla and ask friends and colleagues who run if they have any interest in taking a motivating companion along for the trek. The benefits of running speak for themselves but human and dog speeding along a trail together is a beautiful thing indeed.
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