Hey! Want tips on running with your pup? You can read my guest post on the Ruffwear dog blog!
How To Train Your Dog to Be Your Long-Distance Running Companion in 6 Simple Steps
Story and Photos Contributed by Becca Marx
Before I get into how to train your dog to be your long-run running buddy, I want to point out that the title of the article says “Simple” steps, not “Easy” steps. Training Barley, my 2-year-old, hyper-active Golden Retriever, to run the Columbia Gorge Half Marathon with me, was not an easy process. But looking back, it was simple.
I dreamed about going on runs with Barley the day we brought him home as an 8-week old pup. It was one of the things I looked forward to most, even before we had decided on Barley. I wanted a medium-large dog that could accompany me on runs in the early mornings and evenings, especially in the winter months when there are so few hours of daylight.
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