Why Run With Your Dog?

Personal training for dogs. You’re kidding, right? Actually, no, we’re not. Research suggests up to 40% of our dogs are overweight, and they suffer from the same health complications that overweight people do. Veterinarians (including myself) are becoming more and more concerned about the increase in joint pain, heart disease and other obesity related illnesses in dogs. Hence, Pooch to 5k. Dogs can’t lift weights, or use the gym. If you’re going to increase their fat burning, you need to increase the intensity of their exercise. This means that a daily stroll just won’t cut it any more, it’s too laid back. The Pooch to 5k program will help you get your dog from doing nothing much to comfortably running 5km, over a period of 12 weeks.

Because you’ll be running with your dog, you’ll also get a great workout three times a week, as you train yourself to run 5km. Why not subscribe to our dog health and fitness newsletter and grab your dog, and you’re ready to go!


Linc – Running Buddy of the Month for August 2010


Introducing Linc, the Hungarian Visla who runs with El Fischer, from Queeensland, Australia.

This isn’t his best look (look at those flying flews!), but Linc is a lean mean running machine. He’s had quite a bit of time off in the last 12 months, as his family has been adapting to life with new babe Myla. Both Linc and El are looking forward to getting back out there and getting their fitness back.

What a great looking Running Buddy of the Month.

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