It’s just a dog, right? 

“Dogs teach us a very important lesson in life: The mail man is not to be trusted”    -Sian Ford

For as long as I can remember, I have hated running! I was never athletic, nor had the desire to run a marathon or even do track & field. However, now I LOVE running! Its not the only thing I have grown fond of lately. In October 2016, we adopted our ADDA!

She is beagle/Australian Cattle dog, and LOVES TO RUN. So a few days a week after work I put on some running shoes and head outside. At first I was only doing it for this puppy who would otherwise go crazy without a good energy burn. I didn’t know what it was doing for me.

There are so many benefits to exercising outside, and even more benefits exercising with your dogs.

According to Whole Dog Journal, running with your dog improves your health as well as your puppy’s health. It can increase your bond, and you also get an accountability partner. Dogs will keep you motivated while running, and act as a distraction from discomfort allowing you to run for a longer period of time. Sometimes proper training and practice will need to take place before getting a good rhythm, but all the hard work is worth it! Your dog will thank you for it. I recommend a Hands free leash, which makes running easy.

We had no idea what this dog would do for our family dynamic! She’s brought us so much excitement, energy and joy to our lives. She has influenced all of us to love and embrace the great outdoors!

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