Use a well-fitted harness and leash designed for running. Consider a waist leash for handsfree convenience.
Avoid running with dogs in extreme heat or cold. Watch for signs of overheating, dehydration or sore paws.
Mind the Temperature
Gradually increase mileage together as your dog's conditioning improves. Start with short distances.
Build Up Distance
Teach verbal cues and proper leash manners through positive training before running together.
Training Is Key
Steer clear of slick surfaces and stick to softer ground while running with a dog to avoid paw injuries.
Mind the Terrain
Bring water and collapsible bowls to keep your dog hydrated during runs. Offer water breaks.
When passing people or dogs, move aside and shorten the leash. Announce "Passing on your left!"
Be Etiquette Minded