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Do any of you run with not one dog but two?
I have a 4.5 year old dog who i have run wioth since i got him at the age of 2. he loves it and runs very nicely by my side on or off the lead.
Our problems started in May when we had a new addition to the family. A 13 week old Jack russell puppy. She is a little monster (i love her dearly really) the whole dynamic of our relationship has changed. subsequently i haven't been running as much with 'Dom' the older dog. If we leave the puppy behind she is likely to pine and chew the house to pieces and would it really be feasible for me to run with 2 dogs to control.
Well, to cut a long story short my motivation has been lacking a bit of late. I have a new and very busy job. When i get home the dogs are desperate to get out so i take them for a walk but then can't work up the enthusiasm to go out again for a run.
Tonight i thought i'd bite the bullet. I had nothing to lose, if i tried it and it was disasterous at least i'd know. Well. i did 5 miles with both dogs ( they have run that far before but it was off road and off the lead in the lighter nights) Granted i didn't go very fast as i was worried about them getting tangled. They were actually far better behaved than i imagined and only started to cause a bit of trouble in the last 1/2 mile when they were both obviously tired.
I really enjoyed the run and will be taking them out again. It's a way to get me out of the door exercising as well as them. I'm sure they'll trip me up at some point but i generally fall about twice a year so it's par for the course.
Hopefully with practice they'll be like a well trained sled team only running. They've certainly made me enjoy my run today.