Summer has gone and cooler weather has arrived. Unfortunately fleas and ticks are here to stay. In most areas, they are a threat year-round. Keep your dog's prevention active all year and stay worry free!
Limit your dog's water intake during and immediately before a run. Let them drink their fill (slowly) after the run.
Like Pokemon GO? Consider walking a shelter dog while you play. You would be making his life so much better!
Dogs usually don't like fireworks. Enjoy your celebration of the 4th but keep yours pets indoors.
Don't forget how hot the asphalt can get. Stick to trails or test the road temperature before taking your dog for a walk on it.
Beat the heat this summer and take your dog for a swim!
Any breed of dog can participate in canicross. However, some will be better suited to it than others.
Socialize your dog to as many people, places, and things as you can as young as possible.
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone who's sitting on the couch!
Many health issues can have early warning signs that show on your dogs tongue. Know what normal looks like and see a vet if you notice any changes in color size or texture.
If you're going to hang out in the cold after a run, bring a dog coat. His body will expel heat quickly after exercise.
Running data is a great tool, but don't obsess over it.
Rainy day? Try cross training with a workout like Insanity. Plenty of cardio plus strength training.
"If someone says, 'Hey, I ran 100 miles this week; how far did you run?' Ignore him! What the hell difference does it make? The magic is in the man, not the 100 miles." --BILL BOWERMAN
Having trouble finding the motivation to run? Join a local running group or find a running partner. You can keep each other accountable.
If you have trouble with your dogs chewing things while you're away from the house, try adding a morning run or walk into your daily routine. A tired dog is a happy dog.
Mix up your training between trails and roads. Trails give you strength and agility, while roads give you speed.
A good pair of running shoes is the best investment a runner (or aspiring runner) can make. You will instantly be able to run further faster with less joint pain and blistering.
Be sure to take care of your dogs paws when there is snow on the ground. Limit exposure and check for ice build up between toes.
Keep your dog's nails trimmed nice and short. Nails that are too long will cause a lot of pain in his feet.
Warm up with a walk then a light jog. Cool down with a walk then a deep stretch!
Don't let the fear of being slow stop you from running your first race. Don't set a goat for your time. Set a goal to GET IT DONE!
Learn to recognize when your dog is tired and give him brakes appropriately. Don't push him too far too fast.
After a long run, let your dog cool down and stretch with a walk before hopping back in the car.
Try listening to a running podcast on those long training runs. They can give motivation and take your mind off any discomfort. MTA is one of my favorites.
Peanut butter is a delicious (and HILARIOUS) treat for a dog. Just remember to give in moderation.
A headlamp is a great tool for those night runs! Stay hands free for safety and dog control.
Keep training sessions short but frequent. Prevent boredom for faster learning.
Try to limit the distance your dog runs on hard surfaces, like asphalt. Its easier on his joints to run on a trail than a road.
Your dog should be at least one year of age before running further than one mile at a time.