Our guide to responsible 

running with your dog

 You wouldn't necessarily think it, but there is actually quite a bit to learn and factor in when it comes to getting ready to pound the pavement with your furry sidekick for the first time.

Because there are so many variables, it is always our advice to seek the professional opinion of a veterinarian however, since opinions can differ somewhat between the professionals on ‘when the best time to start running your dog via forced exercise is’; from member consensus and independent research, we put together some helpful recommendations for you

to consider.

AGE READINESS

IS YOUR DOG THE RIGHT AGE TO START RUNNING WITH YOU?

CONSIDERATIONS

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED YOUR DOG'S BREED, HEALTH & BUILD?

BASIC COMMANDS

ENSURE YOUR DOG KNOWS THE BASIC COMMANDS

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FEEDING

KNOW THE RIGHT TIME TO FEED YOUR DOG BEFORE UNDERTAKING INTENSIVE EXERCISE

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EQUIPMENT

THERE IS AWESOME EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE THESE DAYS TO HELP KEEP YOU & YOUR RUNNING  BUDDY SAFE & COMFORTABLE 

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RUNNING SURFACES

PLAN YOUR ROUTE TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF YOU AND YOUR DOG.

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WARMING UP

WARM-UP CORRECTLY TO  REDUCE THE RISK OF PHYSICAL INJURY

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THE WEATHER

KNOW THE RIGHT CONDITIONS FOR YOUR DOG TO RUN IN

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WATER BREAKS

HYDRATION IS VITAL FOR YOU & YOUR DOG. PLAN & MANAGE YOUR WATER BREAKS

STARTING OUT

ARE YOU READY TO RUN? GO THROUGH OUR CHECKLIST TO SEE IF YOU ARE READY TO TAKE OFF! 

COOLING DOWN

LEARN HOW TO COOL YOUR DOG DOWN APPROPRIATELY AFTER YOUR RUN

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