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FEEL THE BURN
Here are 5 need-to-know
things about Dog Jogging:
1. It’ll keep you fit as a butcher’s dog
All this idling around in isolation can play havoc
with your daily workout. Take a Dog Jog, rather
than a simple stroll, and you’ll expend more
energy, strengthen your tendons, muscles and heart
– and keep that waistline nicely trim.
2. You’ll feel more in tune with your owner
It’s all about “connection” these days, isn’t it?
Beyond the physical benefits you and your owner
will enjoy, pounding the ground beside them really
feels like a bonding experience. Just make sure
that ground is grass or soft compound. Unlike your
owner, you don’t have a pair of the latest trainers
to protect your little paws.
3. Warm up, cool down – stay in your lane
Start with a gentle amble, build up to a brisk stroll;
you can always get your body going with a
downward dog – before the real work begins. Right
or left, just remember to run on the same side of
your owner each day, rather than crossing their
path. Take it from experience; humans are really
no good at flying.
DOG JOGGING TIPS TO MAX-OUT
YOUR DAILY EXERCISE QUOTA.
You want to be out in the park, playing with your friends. Instead, your daily dose of
exercise just never feels enough – and isolation is getting you down.
Dog Jogging delivers your very own “exit strategy”: you’ll leave the house and feel the wind
in your ears as you bound alongside your owner. We bet our best ever bone that together,
you’ll be feeling happier and healthier in no time.
By Barry Karacostas
The Dog Jogger & Founder of Urban Mutts
4. Start slow – it’s not a race
We know you’re keen to get out of the starting
blocks – but let’s do things right. Follow a nice
interval routine (jog for 2-3 minutes, walk for 5 –
then gradually reverse the balance). Just remember,
if you’re lucky enough to be running off lead, while
your owner completes their 5K for the NHS, you’re
likely to be lapping around 25-30k. So, give yourself
a paw pat on the back.
5. Take the lead
A bungee lead, to be precise. We put our owners
on the Ruffwear leashes: they’re kind on our necks
and keep our owners close by – even when they
stop, swerve or trip over their own shoelaces now
and then. www.ruffwear.co.uk