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!

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Whew! That’s a lot of work to subscribe to a newsletter, isn’t it? It just makes sure that you really do want to hear from us, and that we won’t be spamming you.

We advise that you see your doctor for a check-up, and have your dog examined by your vet before you start any exercise program.

If you haven’t already downloaded them, here are the training programs to help you and your dog run 5km safely.

Pooch To 5k Training Program – Metric Distance

Pooch To 5k Training Program – Imperial Distance

Pooch To 5k Training Program – Timed

These files are pdf’s, and to view them, you’ll need Adobe Reader, which you can download for free here.

Here is a guide to keeping your dog safe this Christmas. Click to open, or right click and choose “save as”.

Keep Your Dog Safe at Christmas