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!


Our Accredited Athletics Coach!


You may have read how one of the founders of Pooch to 5k, Francis, is an experienced ultra marathon runner. It is official, he has completed his athletics coaching course and is now an accredited athletics coach. You can be even more confident that you’ll get great running advice for both you and your dog on Pooch to 5k.

Thanks to Tim Miller from Dreamcoat Photography for the mug shot :-)

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