Jogging with dogs
Dogs need exercise.
In fact they should get at least one walk per day. Why not a jog?
Three canines coexist with me right now, and at some point I have tried running with all of them. It hasn’t always gone so well.
Profile: Ancient miniature pinscher
Running style: His legs are short, so he’s always running, even when you’re just walking.
Running gear: Due to his collapsing trachea, he needs to wear a full body harness that doesn’t put any pressure on his neck or throat.
Analysis: Too small, too old and too slow. Not a good running partner. (But a pretty good walker.)
Profile: Middle aged golden retriever
Running style: Likes to run fast, and he would prefer to not be leashed while doing so. Has a tendency to go too hard, too fast and then poop out. Once he got so tired that he had to be picked up in a car.
Running gear: A gentle leader is absolutely necessary to help him maintain a regular pace and not zig zag in front of his human partner.
Analysis: Although an OK running partner, Luke needs a specific partner. That person is not me. (It’s Zach.)
Profile: Young, athletic black lab/chow/pit bull/??? mix
Running style: Not too fast, not too slow. Charlie Machete generally likes to run slightly behind or a hair ahead of his human partner. He’s ready to go anytime. Does not understand the phrase “too tired to run.”
Running gear: A gentle leader provides maximum control and keeps him from getting distacted in case of a passing bunny. (He looks good in his formerly pink, now green gentle leader.)
Analysis: Most awesome running partner ever!
What’s your dog’s running style?
Need an awesome running partner? Charlie Machete is available for adoption through Midwest Adopt-a-Bull.
Come back tomorrow to learn about an event where Charlie Machete and I will be jogging together in public!
Posted on August 26, 2012, in Dogs, Dogtography, Luke, Machete, Scooby and tagged adoptable dog in Kansas City, dogs' running style, Gentle Leader, golden retriever, miniature pinscher, pit bull mix, running with dogs. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.