When Dogs Love To Run!
Dog running services are becoming more common these days. With many urban professionals working long hours, they come home too tired to walk let alone run their dogs. One of the oldest existing dog running services called Running Paws started in New York City in 2002. It started when one of the owners took a friend's yellow lab for a run in Central Park. Amber the lab loved it, and jogging with the dog, broke up the monotony in his exercise routine.
How Dog Running Works
Most dog walking companies will offer dog running as a service. Other places offer dog running exclusively. It costs about twice as much as a regular walk (even though prices vary). Dog runners will run a dog for 4 to 7 miles (6.5 to 11km). The one bright side is that a client will only need this done two to three times a week compared to walking dogs every day.
Many of the running programs are customized to accommodate the weight, size and age of a dog. Some of the benefits of doing this is that it decreases separation anxiety, helps to keep destructive behavior at bay and calms aggression.
Dog Running Services ReferenceHere is a list of places that have dog running websites. Most of these are in America but you will find a couple abroad.
|Company Name||Website Link||Location|
|Abby Loves Dogs||abbylovesdogs.com||Austin, TX|
|Atlanta Dog Runner||atlantadogrunner.com||Atlanta, GA|
|Austin Dog Runners||austindogrunners.com||Austin, TX|
|Bark, Get Set, Go||barkgetsetgo.com||Boulder, CO|
|Brooklyn Dog Runners||brooklyndogrunners.com||Brooklyn, NY|
|Cape K-9 Cardio||capek9cardio.com||Cape Cod, MA|
|Chicago Dog Runners||chicagodogrunners.com||Chicago, IL|
|Dash Dog Running||dashdogrunning.com||Buffalo, NY|
|DC Dog Care||dcdogcare.com||Washington, DC|
|D Jog||djogmydog.com||Seattle, WA|
|Dog And Runner||www.dogandrunner.com||Chicago, IL|
|Dogs On The Run||dogsontherun.com||Phoenix, AZ |
San Diego, CA
Orange County, CA
Palm Springs, CA
Fort Collins, CO
|Donna's Dog Walking||donnasdogwalking.co.uk||Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK|
|Green Bay Dog Runner||greenbaydogrunner.com||Green Bay, WI|
|Happy Trails Dog Running||happytrailspdx.com||Portland, OR|
|KC Dog Runners||kcdogrunners.com||Kansas City, MO|
|Mainline Dog Runners||mainlinedogrunners.com||Philadelphia, PA|
|Marathon Dogs||marathondogs.com||Flagstaff, AZ|
|NYC Dog Runners||nycdogrunners.com||New York, NY|
|Paw Joggers||pawjoggers.com||Cincinnati, OH|
|Run That Mutt||runthatmutt.com||Fargo, ND|
|Running Paws||runningpaws.com||New York, NY|
|Running The Pack||runningthepack.com||Boston, MA|
|Santa Barbara Dog Runner||sbdogrunner.com||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Trailblazing Tails||trailblazingtails.com||Los Angeles, CA|
|Walks With Zara||walkswithzara.com||Chicago, IL|
|We Run Spot||werunspot.com||Dallas, TX|
|Zoot||zootpets.com||Georgetown, TX |
(north of Austin)
Do you use dog running services or prefer a simple walk?
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