Run with the dog

Long distance dash requires a simple workout. It’s necessary for you and your pet. Simple exercises can prevent injuries. If you aren't sure about your pet's health see the vet. The vet will examine the dog and tell you what exercise is allowed for it. Also, the vet will help you choose proper feed for your four-legged pet. Running on the asphalt, you and your pet can injure the joints. It is better to run on the ground. Choosing a place to run, give preference to parks and woods. These places aren't always crowded and the dog can run around without a leash there. Don't forget parks and forests are inhabited by ticks. Protect yourself and your pet from them with the help of aerosols. Also protective clothing such as jacket, long trousers, socks and trainers would be great. After jogging check yourself and your pet for ticks. If you found a tick, urgently go to the hospital. If the dog misbehaves on walks without a leash, so it isn't ready for such walks. Encourage it to "free" walks slowly. The dog must obey your commands. If you have problems with this, contact the experts. During the run, the dog shouldn't run away far from you. Keep it on a leash, on a short distance from you. Be sure to bring the water for yourself and the dog. In hot sunny weather stop every 10 minutes and let your pet to drink. Remember, water should always be at hand. The dog shouldn't feel thirsty. Don’t run with the pet in the torrid weather. Dogs overheat more quickly than men. Dog's hair, even short, extremely hots up the body. Because of this they can get heat stroke. Don't walk with your dog on hot asphalt or sand. Dogs can easily tan the paws. To measure the temperature of the land suitable for the pet stand bare feet on the ground. If the ground is very warm for you, almost hot, then there is a serious risk your pet tans its paws. After jogging check your dog's paws. Make sure there are no cuts, abrasions and burns. In the winter, avoid trails sprinkled with salt. If the salt accidentally gets the dog's stomach, it will have symptoms of poisoning. To avoid such problems, put on its paws pet special booties. They'll protect the feet and provide comfortable movement for your pet. If the dog feels uncomfortable in it treat its paws with a special wax or other ointments that protect the feet from injuries. During the run watch your pet. Make sure there are no symptoms of heat stroke, overwork, lethargy, weakness, vomiting, short wind and poisoning. If you notice something is wrong, immediately stop. Give your pet water and get it into the shade. In case of serious problems, see the vet. After you train your pet to a stable, long runs, you get a good running partner. Make sure the dog likes to run with you. The main features are a wagging tail and a sonorous barking when you are going for a jog. In the future, running with a pet will help you to keep yourself fit, stay healthy and happy. The same is about your four-legged friend. Run in good health!