We are surrounded by articles, news, social media accounts, and blogs that share the benefits of healthy lifestyles and exercise for humans. Trends of the next new, latest and greatest exercise and diets are always evolving with individuals ready to test them as they look for new additions and changes to connect to a healthy lifestyle.
While society has come to accept the benefits that exercise extends to humans, this brings a question to all of us dog owners: are there benefits to exercise for our dogs?
According to the Pedigree Foundation, “like humans, dogs need to stay active to live a long and healthy life.” Just how much exercise your dog needs will depend on the breed, age, and current physical/mental health. An active, working dog breed is among the breeds who benefit the most from a consistent routine of running. Brachycephalic dogs are among those who benefit more specifically from short, slow walks rather than long endurance runs.
How do you know if running might benefit your dog? If your dog has increased energy, stress, or anxiety that leads to destructive behavior, your dog might benefit from increasing his/her exercise routine.
The benefits of running include (but are not limited to):
With the average American working 44 hours a week, it can be tough to manage our schedules to accommodate our own exercise needs, and even tougher to accommodate the exercise needs for our pets. This is where the idea of Dogs Who Jog LLC was created. We, the founders of Dogs Who Jog LLC, live in Metro Detroit where we are surrounded by a dog-loving community that is also hard-working and committed to full-time careers. We found a gap in the community demanding a service that provides increased and customized exercise for dogs who would benefit more greatly from running rather than walking. Prior to starting our business, we witnessed the benefits of dog running with our two Australian Shepherds and wanted to share those benefits with the community of Metro Detroit.
To get your dog out the door running, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and to schedule your dog’s trial run!