Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Yeah...he is a probably little young to maintain the focus it takes to stay in that traveling mode and not want to stop for anything.
I started jogging with Marshall at about 1 year. We did a little before that too...but I jogged slower and not too far at that point. If you're going to be running marathons though I'd wait until 18-24 months like Amaruq suggested. If you're jogging at a pace where the dog can just gait and you're only going a couple of miles, you can probably start a little earlier.
Now I jog with both the boys next to each other on my left, military style lol. Jack picked it up so quick since Marshall was already trained too so that made it easy. If I'm going for a longer run (over 2 miles) I don't bring Jack because he's still a bit little.
Marshall on the other hand...lol...makes me keep up my pace. If I start to slow down, he's in a heel position looking up at me like "move it or lose it human!!!"
Focus on getting him trained to follow you while walking first and then move on to a faster pace.
The Brat Pack:
- GSD Marshall (10/2007)
- Adopted Collie/Terrier Jack (8/2008)
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