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9/4/15 11:06 P

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I couldn't take my miniature schnauzer running - no way. She's such a bad walker! She just wears out too quickly and STOPS.

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8/30/15 1:45 P

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I can relate, and thanks for starting this thread! My SO wants so badly for me to take our husky running with me! Our dog loves walking, exploring, and just being outside, but he's not trained for it. He is semi-obedient when SO has the leash, but a complete wild child when I have it. He pulls on the leash (walking us, basically, instead of the other way around), changes direction, tries to take off after cats, birds, and insects, and stops constantly. My SO is doing some training walks with him, but frankly, I'm not seeing a lot of progress.

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8/16/15 12:05 A

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It takes training. If they really need to stop to go to the bathroom, they will literally stop and go. Other wise, keep the leash tight to your side and make them run. Be cautious of your pace and theirs. It will take a little time. I think it is easier with the bigger dogs. IMO

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8/12/15 2:20 P

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I have a 14 inch tall, 25 pound cocker spaniel who both loves to run and loves to sniff and pee on basically everything. I only run with her on trails where traffic isn't an issue. I got a shoulder harness for her and an extendable leash. That way, I can pass her when she stops to sniff, but I can also tug her along safely when it's time to keep moving. I have to hold the handle of the leash while we run, but I find that I got used to it pretty easily. Also, having the leash in my hand rather than attached to my waist is easier for me because I can simply switch the side the leash is on if she crosses over my footpath. She doesn't seem to mind, because the shoulder harness distributes the tug evenly, so it doesn't hurt her. She's my favorite running buddy. :)

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8/12/15 12:31 P

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I used to run/walk with my rotweiler. At first I had the same problem it took some training to get her to follow.

I got a leash that hooks to the waist so the dog has less power to destabilize you. Then I started training her by going out to walks where I wouldn't let her pull me and I would abruptly turn right, turn left, come to a stop, start running, being as unpredictable as possible. the trick is also to never go around the dog. bump into the dog until it moves from your path. After a while of those exercises, the dog starts to pay attention to your movements and it becomes easier and easier to control it.

It worked with mine and she was 105 pounds and quite stubborn at first.



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8/12/15 12:12 P

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My dog *LOVES* going for walks, like, I walk near the leash and he starts bouncing. The issue is that he stops and smells everything. It feels like a constant fight to get him to keep up with me, which makes it hard to keep a steady pace. It's a little better when I'm running vs when I'm walking, but not much.

Does anyone else run/walk with their dog? Any tips?

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