Top 10 Tips for Running with Your Dog


Socialize Your Dog

A friendly, laid-back dog is easier to control and more fun to have around. It's never too late to start socializing your dog to accept the presence of other animals and strangers, but the younger he is, the more effortless the task will be. Start by teaching him to trust and obey you, and invest the time and effort to take some professional training lessons with him. Knowing that your dog is reliable and obedient will make running less stressful for you and safer for him.

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Top 10 Tips for Running with Your Significant Other

Top 10 Tips for Running with Your Significant Other

These tips for running with your significant other can help bring you closer. Visit HowStuffWorks to find tips for running with your significant other.