German Shorthaired Pointer bred for hunting excellent jogging companion, energetic. Labrador Retriever, friendly and good jogging companion.
Border Collies, are very energetic and need plenty of exercise. Excellent jogging companion. Vizsla loves to go on long-distance runs, is energetic, and makes an excellent running partner. Weimaraner, agile and muscular excellent jogging partner. Australian Shepherd, very intelligent and active, thrives on physical activity, excellent jogging partner.
Be sure your dog does not have any health issues before you take it for a run otherwise see a vet. The distance you should run your dog depends on the breed, age, overall health, and fitness level. The dog should be at least a year old before you can run with it. Build up gradually. Start with shorter distances and gradually increase the running distance as the fitness level improves. Monitor your dog during and after each run. Look for signs of discomfort, fatigue, or distress, stop running, and give your dog cool water. Allow the dog to rest. Avoid running your dog during the hottest parts of the day. Hot pavement could injure the paw pad. Check the pavement and place the back of your hand on it if it is hot for you, it's too hot for your pet paws.
Run early in the morning or in the cooler evening.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area