|Monday 30th September, 2024
|Anywhere, United Kingdom
If you and your four-legged friend are just beginning your journey to being more active and improving your fitness, and are looking for a relaxed, friendly and fun challenge to help motivate you, then Dog Jog is for you!
You might be asking, is jogging suitable for me and my dog? Are you new to exercising with your canine companion? If so, there are lots of things to consider when exercising with your dog, and the Dog Jog is no different! Keep hydrated! It’s important that your dog drinks small amounts regularly – it’s not good for your dog to gulp large volumes of water while exercising, so it’s better to allow him or her to drink a small amount and then come back for some more later.
Consider when you plan to eat in advance of the Dog Jog, you and your dog will feel more comfortable if you aren’t exercising on a full stomach. We anticipate that you will perhaps want to walk a bit, jog a bit and for those pooches who are demanding, maybe even carrying for a bit – this is fine, take as long as you like! However, if you plan to run with your dog, then remember to run at a pace that you and your dog are comfortable with. Also, keep in mind that running on tarmac can be quite stressful for your dog’s joints and paws, so please remember that you can run on the grass rather than a path whenever you like.
If you do plan to run, consider using an appropriate harness on your dog to ensure that their breathing is not restricted during vigorous exercise and so that they are comfortable and safe when they are running.