Running is one of the best ways to stay in shape but it can be a little...what's the word? Horrible? Yeah, that's it. Horrible. But with your dog by your side, keeping pace with you and wagging the whole way, it's much easier to get motivated and to push yourself further and further. Here are some pawsome products that will make jogging with your dog feel more like a walk in the park.
1. Fuel Up
First things first, you fuel to go for your runs don't you? Your dog should be no different. Be sure to supplement your dog's active lifestyle with protein-packed treats to help their muscles stay strong.
All of these treats are available in the BarkShop
2. Stick Together
Your legs are already cramping up, the last thing you need is to worry about getting tangled in your dog's leash. A hands-free option is invaluable when doing the dog jog.
This rendition from Go Dog Glo
is not only convenient and flexible (the connector stretches from 35 to 51 inches), it is also reflective up to 500 feet for safer late afternoon and evening runs.
For dogs with room to roam who spend a lot of time off-leash, this Release N Run
double-duty dog collar by Rad Dog gives the antiquated retractable leash a much-needed makeover. Now when you're in the clear and it's okay to explore, your dog can carry their own stinkin' leash.
If you've got a puller on your hands and a collar simply won't suffice, a harness is the way to go. This Ruffwear Front Range Harness
is a stellar option that features a comfortable, fully-customizable fit, an ID pocket, and a reflective trim.
3. Dress For The Weather
Some people don't let inclement weather stand in the way of getting fit, if you and your dog don't mind a little rain, a slicker like this Ruffwear Sun Shower Coat
might help stave off the shivers.
If the terrain you're going to be trekking on is snowy, salty, or otherwise gnarly, you can protect your pup's paws with some fancy footwear like these Ruffwear Grip Trex Boots
If you run at night or early in the morning, make sure you and your dog can be easily seen. Orvis makes this Reflective Safety Jacket
which gives your dog maximum visibility.
4. Stay Hydrated
Traveling light is key, but not at the risk of overheating. Be sure both you and your dog get plenty to drink before, during, and after your run. Check out these awesome collapsible Nomad Travel Bowls
5. Leave No Trace
Don't poop on anyone else's parade. We all live here together, so when out in nature and nature calls, clean up after your dog. An entertaining bunch of doggy doodoo bags if there ever was one, you can get these punny poop bags
made from eco-friendly materials by BARK.
Now just cool down and chill out, remember to Treat Yoself
. You done good, kid, you done real good.
Featured image via @Matejh