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!


Safe Lace – No More Tripping


Safe Lace closedIt’s not always easy to run with a dog. Stopping to sniff, stopping to pee, running from one side of you to the other to smell the latest aroma on a passing tree. That’s unless your dog runs nicely at heel. Guinness doesn’t at first, and I’m ok with him having a bit of an explore when we first head out. After a few kilometres, he’s neatly at my side and pretty much stays there for the rest of the run.

With all that going on, the last thing I want to do is add a loose shoelace to the mix. I’m watching where the dog is, avoiding an ankle tap that will send me flying, only to trip over a loose shoelace. Fortunately, I discovered Safe Lace. This clever yet very simply designed item secures my laces so I don’t have to worry about them coming undone.

I just put the laces through the holes of the Safe Lace, tie my laces over it, and then lock them in place by putting the tab on the top over the bottom lock. No more worry about having to pause in my run to tie up shoelaces. No more worry about tripping over loose laces, all I have to do is worry about tripping over my dog!

Are there kids in your family? Perhaps the man of the house works in construction or other industry. Both will benefit from Safe Lace. Children can go to school with their laces tightly secured, and won’t need to figure out how to re-tie them during the course of the day. Workers who wear lace up boots will be safer without the trip hazard of loose laces.

There are no negatives about using Safe Lace. It’s easy to use and does exactly what it says it does. They’re very affordable, and come in a range of colours to suit anyone’s shoe shade or style.

You can find out more and purchase online at Safe Lace.

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