|Barked: Thu Oct 11, '12 4:11pm PST |
|I think I've posted about this before, but not specifically about small dogs. Does anybody out there go jogging with their small (under 15 pounds) dog, or do you know anybody who does?
I'm set on getting a very small dog for various practical reasons (and they're cute, which is a bonus), but I also recently took up jogging and am training for a couple of running/jogging events next year. Is it impractical to think that a toy-sized dog might be able to train with me?
I get nervous about this, because it doesn't seem to be a common thing. People sometimes recommend a high-energy dog that might make a good agility prospect for this kind of exercise, but I think running at a steady pace for a couple miles at a time places different physical demands on a dog than running an obstacle course.
Is running regularly with a tiny dog a realistic hope? If so, what should I look for? Are there particular breeds or physical types that lend themselves to regular jogging?
I would of course build up slowly, and if I end up having to leave the dog at home for longer runs then that's fine. But it would be really nice to have best of both worlds on this one.
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