>General Running>training a dog to be running companion
"Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)
"The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race."
I will be getting a puppy soon and am thinking about possibly training it to run with me. How old should he be before I start training him? My thought was to do the Couch to 5k program to get him started. Any advice out there?
Oh and to all the people that are going to try and tell me that I shouldn't get a dog for this reason, I am NOT getting my dog specifically for this reason. It was a well thought out and informed decision so please no having a cow on me. Thanks!
Blaine Moore (MM#2867)
Run to Win24 Marathons, 17 Ultras, 16 States (Full List)
"Start with your Head, Finish with your Heart!"
thank you everyone for all the GREAT advice! I will definately/obviously take it slow. To the person who asked....my puppy is a chocolate lab. I am so excited to get him!
i've been told you shouldn't run with a dog until he's 1.5 years old so that his body can take it
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