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Do you run with your dog?

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#1 Robert Bateman

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 01:33 PM

Does anyone trail run with their dogs ?


If so what age was the dog when you took it on some proper mileage?


Also what breed ?



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Posted 03 February 2016 - 03:19 PM

The guy that tried to break into my house ran with my dogs.


was a short trail though

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#3 slow-runner

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 07:39 PM

The guy that tried to break into my house ran with my dogs.


was a short trail though

For him or the dogs?  ;)

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 07:53 PM

Yes.  I run with my Jack Russel and African dog.  They are great companions and love the running.  the only thing is I hate running them on a leash.  Sometimes they sepecially the Jack Russel gets lost running after Dassies or even the ocasional Rooikat...

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 01:05 PM

Only recently started running with mine and she's loving it. We'll shoot up into the mountain shortly. She's a Ridgeback, about... 3 or 4. 


I won't start with mileage before 18 months on large breed dogs. Then again, if I look at how they play, they obviously don't think their hips may be vulnerable!


My Choc lab is just over a year and will definitely run with him as well - but later.

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 09:46 PM

Would like to run with my dog, but it is a sausage dog with his own mind.

What i call trail running .... would be a hunting trip for him.

That is just trouble for everyone, and so he better stay at home.

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 12:06 PM

I run with my border collies and they're loving it! In fact, I have to run with them or else my garden pays the price...


Started when they were about 1 year old and by now there's no distance that's too far for them, their only problem is overheating. In general, I'd say if you're not going somewhere where there is water for them to drink and cool down in, you'de better take some water along if going far/fast.


It's funny how running with dogs can be completely different from one dog to the next. With my two border collies, the one I can let loose as soon as we reach the trails, but the other would simply run away, so I use a special running harness, bungee leash and waist band. Btw, you can find this gear at http://trailhounds.net/#equipment :)

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 05:45 PM


......     Btw, you can find this gear at http://trailhounds.net/#equipment


Good idea and a nice side.

#9 Riaanoster

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 09:23 AM

I run and bike with my 4 year old weimaraner!!!! Believe me......HE NEVER GETS TIRED!!!!!!!

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 12:14 PM

I love running with my dog, he is a bulldog X jack russell and very well behaved. Feel much safer running with him because I run alone and he is my early warning guard dog. :wub:

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#11 wiledog_x

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 02:18 PM

Some helpful infographics on dog hydration. They feel the heat much more acutely than us humans.

I just walk around our neighbourhood with our dogs - about 2km, with a short little jog worked in.

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