Anyone who has had a hyperactive dog knows that if you don’t give them something constructive to do with their energy, chances are they may find something destructive to do with it. Examples include unruliness (digging, chewing), investigative behaviors (garbage raiding), excessive barking and rough play with humans and other dogs. It’s needless to say that a tired dog is a well behaved dog.
Benefits of On and Off Leash Running
- Helps to reduce or eliminate the common behavior problems listed above, such as digging, excessive barking, chewing and hyperactivity
- Helps to control a dog's weight, which reduces joint stress and diabetes risk
- Helps to reduce digestive problems and constipation.
- Helps timid or fearful dogs build confidence and trust.
- Helps dogs feel sleepy, rather than restless, at bedtime or when you’re relaxing.
Free Canine Consultation
Dogs have personalities just like people do. Our team wants to make sure there is a mutual connection that can build trust with you and with your dog.
This first meeting will give us an idea of your dog’s fitness level and recall. The off leash group mainly takes place on wooded trails in non fenced in areas, so excellent recall and listening skills are a must. Dogs that have a lot of off-leash experience are the best candidates. We can work on recall with call words and treats, but previous off-leash walking experience is required.
Typical Workout Day
- Pickup: Your Canine Cardio Athlete will come by and pick up your dog(s) for their run. We can do runs in your neighborhood, but can also drive your dog(s) to local parks and trails.
- The Run: The first five minutes of our run is usually for “taking care of business.” Once that is out of the way, we’re off! All dogs run at different speeds, so we always let your dog dictate our pace. If your dog pulls, we have humane equipment that ensures the safety of both your dog and our athletes. We always do our best to run off of pavement whenever possible.
- Return Home: Once our 30 or 60 minute run has been completed, your pooch will come back dog-tired and ready to relax, allowing you to do the same.
We're a Health-Conscious Company
Before contacting Canine Cardio, it’s always a good idea to talk with your vet to make sure your best friend is healthy enough and the appropriate age for distance running. Let us know what they say, we always run at a comfortable pace for the dog to get them into the best shape they can be.
Prevent Bloat: It is recommended that you don’t feed your pup one hour prior to or one hour after a run. This is to reduce the risk of bloat – a dangerous stomach condition.