The weather is getting hotter and hotter, in order to better show off their bodies, it’s time for the younger brothers and sisters to put the fitness career on the agenda.
Among many exercise programs, running is a very good choice. In addition to running, some friends also like to run with their dogs.
But not all dogs are suitable for running with them. Without prior knowledge of the dog running related information, the shoveling staff will take the dog to run together, which not only wastes time, but also affects the dog’s health.
Read the following points carefully to know more about running with a dog!
Consult a veterinarian
Before officially taking the dog to exercise, you need to consult the veterinarian if it is feasible. It is best to do a physical examination for the dog: the main inspection object is whether the dog’s heart, lungs, respiratory tract and joints can withstand running.
Know whether the dog can run
Before officially starting to run, officials need to know whether their dog is suitable for running, sprinting or long-distance running. We all know that dogs are endurance animals. Except for some special small dogs such as bulldogs and pugs, most of them are more suitable for long-distance running.
In addition, don’t let the puppies run with you. Their bones are still growing. Running is very dangerous for them. Generally, they will be able to join your running army after one and a half years old!
Train dogs to run together
If you want to train your dog to run along, you must first carry out basic follow-up training to ensure that the dog will not suddenly run in front of you and will not be attracted by other things on the road; secondly, train the dog under a relaxed leash Run, because running under a tight leash is very dangerous for the dog.
Teach dogs some key words
When a dog can be a good companion, you can try to run faster. In order to better let the dog run with you, the dog can be familiar with some key commands. When you are ready to accelerate, he can issue a key command “Run”. When the dog catches up, he will get some snacks. When the dung shovel officer is ready to slow down, he can issue a key command of “stop” to slow down.
Exercise your dog’s endurance during a walk
Like humans, dogs can slowly accumulate endurance and physical strength in daily training. You can take your dog for a run in your daily walks, and then slowly increase the running time and reduce the walking time in each subsequent walk, until the dog can adapt to long-distance running.
Safety Tips while running.
Note the dog’s paws safe
Observe the condition of the road, when there is glass slag or other garbage on the side of the road, and the cobblestone sidewalk in the park, you should pay attention to avoid it, so as not to cause harm to the dog.
When the dog limps or stops to lick the foot pads, stop exercising and seek medical treatment in time.
Rehydrate the dog in time
Water is very important for dogs. Let the dog replenish water before or after exercise. If you are running for a long distance, you can choose to bring a water bottle.
Pay attention to the physical condition of the dog
When the dog slows down while running, it means that the dog is tired. At this time, you can have a good rest. When the dog appeared, there was white foam on his mouth, his breathing was heavy, his eyes were dull, and he needed to see a doctor in time.
Choose a loose rope
A qualified owner will definitely wear a leash for his dog when he goes out! In order to facilitate the dog’s movement and the owner’s control, you can try a leash with a chest strap.