What's good for Fido and for you too? Running. Just as there's an epidemic of human obesity, many dogs carry around a few too many pounds as well. Training for a 5K race together is a chance for both of you to get into tip-top shape - together.
There are benefits to training with your favorite canine companion. For one, you always have a willing partner. Unlike humans who want to stay in bed on a cold winter morning rather than train, dogs are a willing running partner anytime. If you plan on training with your dog, here are some tips to keep both of you safe.
Have Your Dog Checked Out By a Vet First
Make sure your dog is in shape for training before taking them out on their first run. Problems like arthritis or orthopedic issues may limit how fast or long your dog can run. Get your vet's okay before starting a training program with your dog.
It's important to know your dog's limitations. A dog with a heavy coat of fur or a pushed-in nose like a bulldog or pugRead More »from Train for a 5K Race With Your Dog