Everything you need to know before you take your four-legged friend on a run.
When looking for a consistent running buddy, it's only natural that you look towards your dog.Who wouldn't want to share a workout with their loyal and energetic canine companion? Plus, there are numerous physical and mental benefits that both you and your four-legged friend can gain from running. But just like humans, dogs need to train properly and build up their fitness before tackling a longer run. Without physical cues to judge from, it can be hard to tell if your dog is ready for a run. Luckily, Bryan Barrera'sbook, The Ultimate Guide to Running with Your Dog contains all the information that you need to safely hit the pavement with your pet.
Founder and owner of one of the nation's first dog-running companies, DC Dog Runner, Barrera is an expert on running with dogs. Weaving in personal experiences, The Ultimate Guide to Running with Your Dog provides a comprehensive look at dog running, including topics such as:
Assessing your dog as a runner
Running in different types of weather
The best terrains to run on
Running with multiple dogs
The best collars and leashes for active dogs
What to do if your dog gets injured
How to hire a professional dog runner
So whether you and your canine are novice harriers or seasoned trail warriors, The Ultimate Guide to Running with Your Dog will help you make your future runs safer and more enjoyable.