If you workout to improve and maintain your fitness level, why not include your pups? Believe it or not, dogs can run too! Now we aren’t saying that a little Chihuahua should go run a marathon but brisk walks and even the occasional run can do a lot for your fur-baby. Exercise helps the mental/physical balance that dogs strive for JUST like we humans. Playing outside may seem like enough for your dog, but moving forward towards a common goal creates a mental calm in your pup as well. Along with meeting their physical needs, it promotes a respect level and pack leader mentality that we all know is crucial for balanced dogs.
Both of us run with our dogs. We think that everyone should at least walk their best friends a few days a week. But if you are a runner, why not run with the best running buddy you can imagine? Sure it takes some getting used to, but once it becomes natural you will never want to go without. Below are some links to learn more about exercising with your pouch.