5 tips for running with your dog

1. DON’T START TO EARLY

If you just got a puppy, make sure he or she is old enough to run with you. The earliest time to start running with your puppy is at about nine months of age. Muscles of a younger puppy cannot support the bones that are still developing and you could actually do damage to your puppy.

2. DON’T STRESS YOUR PUPPY

Dogs are loyal and they love their owners, so they will run for as long as they are able. Take frequent breaks while running to let your dog rest and rehydrate, preferably in shade. Mornings and evenings when temperatures are cooler are the best times to run with your pal.

3. FEEDING

Like humans, dogs don`t like to run with a stomach full of food. Don’t feed your dog for an hour before and after you run.

4. LEASH YOUR DOG

Running with your dog should not ever turn into running after your dog. A leash takes care of the problem, and in most places, it is the law.

5. AFTER THE RUNNING

After a hard workout, wait a few minutes for the dog to calm down and then give him fresh water to drink. If you were running in woods, check your dog for ticks or any other parasites.