The dog is very experienced with running on the leash, because she was excellent about stopping at the crosswalks.
For the past week, I’ve been hosting my son’s dog while he’s on a vacation. The dog is only three years old, 60 pounds and an abundance of energy. She continually brings me a ball to play catch with or a rope for tug-of-war. She also interrupts my exercise sessions. She paws at me whenever I start warming up, stretching or doing my ab crunches. She tugs on my sleeves and pant legs if I attempt to lunge or squat. I finally figured out that taking the dog on a run might help get rid of some of her energy. My son regularly jogs with her. He told me that they complete eight-minute miles. I’m not that fast. Although I run long distances on a regular basis, I am rather slow. I am 5r years old and 5’ 1” tall. My son is 29 years old and over six feet tall. When the dog and I first started out, she literally dragged me down the road. She wouldn’t settle down at a comfortable pace. I finally had to change to a walk. After we’d kept that pace for several miles, the dog began to look a bit tired. I slowly sped up until she and I reached the ideal speed for me to run. It was such a pleasure to run with the dog. It was a warm, sunny morning, and we chose a paved path that travels through the woods. The dog is very experienced with running on the leash, because she was excellent about stopping at the crosswalks. We put in a little over three miles. When we eventually returned home, the dog and I were both thirsty, panting and tired. We drank a lot of water.