Running with Dogs – What a Great Way to Multitask!




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Running with dogs can be a fun and rewarding way to exercise and bond with your pup while getting your exercise.

Running with Dogs

Finally, we’re back to spring and ready to go running again. Interested in running with your dog? Here are some of the highlights of a great Jack Rabbit class we went to on how to run with your dog:

Running With Dogs

It was an evening with dog “runner” Jerry Sticker on how to run with your furry friend and get him to love the miles as much as you do! 

We got some amazing tips on how to run with your dogs:

  • Don’t run with your dog if it goes over 85-90 degrees
  • Bring water on your run for your dog
  • Don’t use a retractable leash
  • Use a short leash (6 ft). It will help you to better control your dog. He’s less likely to zig zag on a shorter leash.
  • If your dog likes to stop/sniff/pee a lot when he’s outside, make sure to use the leash to guide his attention back to the run
  • If your dog gets distracted by birds, squirrels, etc. when he’s outside, make sure to use the leash to guide his attention back to the run
  • If your dog gets easily distracted, bring a favorite ball or toy with you on the run. Use it to regain his attention. At the end of the run let your dog play with the favorite ball or toy
  • If your dog is a beginner runner, make sure to start slowly and work up to longer distances overtime
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Jerry also recommended a leash that was round. It looked similar to the leash left, except this Nite Bright leash has the added benefit that it is also reflective which is great for safety.

One of our favorite, award winning, active dog products brands, EzyDog, also has a hands-free running leash for your dog.


The Road Runner is the ultimate hands free dog walking/running experience. The sliding side-release buckle allows you to alter the length of the leash or unclip to wear it around your waist, shoulder or hand.

The incorporated Zero Shock Technology is the advanced shock absorbing component in the center of the leash that cushions and eases the pressure for both the owner and the dog.

It also incorporates reflective trim for night-time safety and the hands-free adjustments make it perfect for running with your dog.





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10 responses to “Running with Dogs – What a Great Way to Multitask!”

  1. Kelley Avatar

    WOW! I feel so . . . inspired. Thanks. I have never heard of that leash before either. On my to check it out now. Again, thanks.
    Kelley’s Dog Blog – The A to Z of Dog Shows

  2. FiveSibesMom Avatar

    Great tips! Love that night leash! And thank you for joining in our Flashback Friday blog hop!

  3. Barbara Rivers Avatar
    Barbara Rivers

    Running with dogs is one of the ultimate energy-burning exercises! Way to go, and great tips! I would definitely NEVER run with a dog on a retractable leash ~ those things are the worst leashes ever. The only usage I got out of it was to practice our pups’ recall.

  4. Hawk aka BrownDog Avatar
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    Hi Y’all!

    My Human tries to keep me from running when the temps reach the high 60’s.

    Y’all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  5. Earl Lover Avatar
    Earl Lover

    Hi there!

    Running is brilliant when you have dogs by your side. With dogs by your side, you feel so much more inclined to reach your fitness goals. They are our furry fitness companions!!

    We’d love it if your could check us out sometime!

  6. Talent Hounds Avatar
    Talent Hounds

    Im not a runner myself but I can see the amazing benefits it has, maybe Ill start for the summer.

  7. Emma Avatar

    Mom is a runner and her favorite way to run is with dogs. My older sister Katie ran up to 15 miles helping her train for a marathon. Now my younger sister runs 3-5 miles with her. Running with dogs is simply the best and Mom says if you have a fear of hills, dogs will teach you to charge and love them!

  8. Kari Avatar

    Great post! My boyfriend just started running with our reactive shepherd Leo, and it’s working out great!

  9. Diane @ To Dog With Love Avatar
    Diane @ To Dog With Love

    Sounds like a cool class and some useful tips! Thanks for joining the hop today. Happy weekend!
    Diane and Rocco

  10. Slimdoggy Avatar

    Thanks for joining our Blog Hop – great tips on running with your dog. Such great exercise and great for keeping them fit!

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