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Old 06-19-2013, 09:19 PM
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Wesley is a great running buddy, he really loves running in general and it's nice to have the company, and he's not like a person in that he's never too tired to go. It's also nice to have him when I'm alone, he's so big that it makes me feel safe to be out running at night. eta a normal run is anywhere from 3-6 miles, he's got pretty nice endurance.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:23 PM
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I "run" with my dogs. I use the term loosely. I more shuffle.

Mostly I trail run with them. There's a great 3.07 mile loop around the reservoir that I like - just got home a couple of hours ago, in fact. They can be off-leash, which means they probably run 10 miles while I do my 3.07 (the .07 matters, because I run more than 3 miles!).

When it is too muddy for that path, I will "run" with them in the neighborhood. They are shockingly good to take together. Both trot just a bit ahead of me, one one each side.

I actually find it demotivating to run with them on leash. I mean, I'm sweating and snorting and wanting to die, and they are barely trotting, and Gusto gets home and wants to know when we are going to go play.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:55 PM
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If we're basing this on whether the dogs get a good workout, I am a failure as a runner!! Penn's longest run has been 9.29k in just under 50 minutes ..when we finished, I curled up on the deck with a strong drink& a book. She chased a ball with my boyfriend for another hour.

My greatest wish is to have her energy from day to day!! I also am SO impressed when I see people running their dogs in a regular collar. I can't even imagine doing that. Penn's heel is sorely lacking& she gets treated to a Lupi harness for our runs. Otherwise, it's like running with a bull moose.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:07 PM
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Henry is a great jogging buddy. He stays right by my side in a loose heel. He's also great beside the bike. My favorite thing is to hike with him though; I let him pull ahead of me and he is a great 'trailblazer'.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:13 PM
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Starting Monday, I'm borrowing a JRT to run with
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:21 PM
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Oh, Wesley runs in a regular collar, it's loose-leash so no worries there.

If you try to have him wear a harness, he pretends he forgot how to walk, let alone run.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:36 PM
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I trail run with all three, separately and together. Where we used to live they could be off-leash, now they have to be on leash, but we still run.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:40 PM
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Yes and no. Mostly I just go to the gym and use the treadmill, and Logan lays next to it with his head on the not-moving part and watches I have run with him, but this year it went from way too cold to run outside, to way too hot to run outside, with no nice weather in the middle. Gavroche has gone running (outside), too, but he doesn't like it as much as Logan does.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:54 PM
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I used to run with Ollie, and for a short time, Pris. Kobe is a terrible running partner. He doesn't want to move, he wants to play.

I'd love to have a running partner again.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:18 AM
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I'm really hoping that Onyx enjoys running, because both my boys suck as running partners!

Jasper is pretty gung ho to begin with, but always starts lagging way back by the end, and often ends up pretty sore afterwards, so he doesn't come any more.

Yarrow I keep on leash (I run on the "road" but it is a dirt road with very little traffic - Jasper is really reliable offleash and has a nice offleash heel, Yarrow less so, so I keep him on leash) and he just loathes it. I'm not sure if he'd like it way better offleash, or if he just finds the whole idea boring. It's not like he gets tired - he can run forever if we're out hiking or something. I guess he just thinks it's dumb and monotonous?

So here's hoping Onyx will enjoy it and can be my running partner. I feel kinda bad dragging Yarrow out with me, but running without a dog would be just...wrong!
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