I am an energetic Retriever dog that LOVES to RUN. Yesterday I showed you this photo …
Just finished a 1.5 mile run/walk with my mom.
We are finishing up by running up the hill.
Why run with your dog?
Most dogs love to run. They were born to run and the best running partners.
Running is a great cardiovascular workout that helps maintain your dog’s weight.
It also helps improves muscle tone and definitely builds endurance.
Running makes me joyful and certainly helps release all my energy.
Have you tried to run with your dog?
First, I do recommend to check with your vet, if running is suitable for your dog. Also your dog must have an understanding and responds well on commands such as heel, side, sit, slow and back. Most importantly the “no” and “leave it” commands as your dog will encounter many distractions on your run.
If you walk with your dog that’s a good start.
As walking is the beginning stage of running.
Start with a 5 minutes brisk walk.
Then you can gradually proceed, 2mins of walk and 1min of run.
Increase your running minutes as you feel comfortable.
Always end with 5 minutes (or more) cool down walk.
Truly no strings attached on my purple PAWZ.
Many of you I’ve asked WHY? am I still wearing PAWZ, click here to read my previous post.
I guess doing agility when I was young, helped out with my jumping skills.
Yes I am a senior dog but have an energy of a pup.
My family has been so creative in keeping up with my energy.
Where am I in these photos? It’s my favorite park. I was just gone for a year and lots of great changes happened to this park. There’s a story/history behind this beautiful park. I will share it with you on Friday, April 26th as my friends Gizmo and Finn are hosting Park Day.
Give RUNNING with your dog a try … and always keep in mind to have FUN!
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs