Why should my dog run?
First, any exercise is better than no exercise, but many dog breeds require more physical exercise–like running. Specifically, large, sporting and working class breeds that are highly-active, energetic dogs.
Should I have my dog checked by my veterinarian first?
Yes! It is important that your veterinarian assess your dog’s fitness level before starting a rigorous exercise program. Have your pet’s heart, lungs, joints and ligaments checked as well as weight. Keep in mind that walking may be the best exercise for your pet. We will walk or run your dog based on their abilities or to work up to the running level. All dogs benefit from daily activity.
What are the benefits of exercising my dog?
Basically, the same benefits of exercise for humans also apply to dogs; helps prevent obesity, tones muscles, strengthens the cardiovascular system and bones and improves sleeping habits and behavior. Regular exercise and a healthy diet will help your pet live a long and happy life.
At what age can my dog start a running program?
Because younger puppies are growing fast, jogging or running for long periods is hard on their joints. We recommend your dog be at least 8 months old before starting a running program. Check out our Puppy Paws program on the services page if your pet is under 8 months of age.