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How to Turn Your Dog into a Running Partner (Whistle Review)

Have you ever wanted to turn your dog into a running partner? Use these tips (hey, they might apply to more than just your dog’s fitness!) and the Whistle GPS Dog Tracker to gain a new running buddy and link up with Running Coaches Corner for more awesome running links!

Have you entered my “Sweeten Election Day” giveaway yet? I know that many of us could use a bit of destressing from last night. So grab your pooch, and go for a walk or run. Here is how to turn your dog into your running partner safely.

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I received a Whistle GPS Pet Tracker in through my partnership with Sweat Pink in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own!

Dog’s are man’s best friend, and don’t we all want to run with our best friends? Find out how to turn your dog into your running partner while also making sure that they stay fit, happy, healthy, and safe as you develop their running endurance.

How to Turn Your Dog into a Running Partner

Turn your dog into your running partner with these helpful tips to keep them safe, fit, and healthy! Whistle Pet Tracker Review at http://suzlyfe.com/how-turn-dog-running-partner-whistle-review-coaches-corner-34/

1) Patience and Consistency are the Keys to Success

When training your dog or training yourself, you must be patient and consistent. Especially when starting out and developing the right behaviors, there are going to be bad runs (for either of you!), and you have to learn to move on from them. You must also be consistent, so that your pet knows what is expect of him or her. Create a pre-run ritual and a language/set of commands that you both associate with running.

2) Increase Your Mileage Gradually

Remember: even if your dog can play for hours on end, they may not be in “running” shape right out of the gate, just like a sprinter starting at endurance running. Furthermore, their paws need time to acclimate to various surfaces! Gradually increasing their mileage and runs will help decrease injury and, yes, burnout!

 

3) Don’t Forget Your Warm Up and Post Run Recovery

Just like you can’t be expected to have a good workout if you do nothing but start running, you cannot expect your pooch to do the same. Incorporate a warm up into their pre-run ritual: walk around the house with them (if it is super chilly out), and even help them loosen up their joints. Afterwards, depending on the weather, they might need a bath or even some liniment (particularly for the older runners), and make sure to pay attention to next point.

4) Work on Proper Hydration and Nutrition Before, During, and After

If you are increasing your dog’s activity level, you need to make sure that you are fueling them appropriately as well! Keep a collapsible water bowl with you, and let them drink periodically during your run, and monitor their hydration after. Make sure that their weight is staying steady as well–they might need a bit more food or extra treats to keep them in good health! 

5) Invest in the Right Equipment

If you want the most from your training and your running, you need to invest a little bit in equipment that will go the distance. For your pet, that means suitable harnesses and collars, layers for the extreme cold, and even footwear in extreme conditions. That also may very well mean investing in a GPS and activity tracker.

The Whistle Pet Tracker helps you keep your dog safe and fit by monitoring their daily activity and alerting you when they stray! Find out more and check out the Whistle Pet Tracker Review at http://suzlyfe.com/how-turn-dog-running-partner-whistle-review-coaches-corner-34/

The Whistle GPS Pet Tracker provides GPS location services with activity tracking for your pet. That means that you can track your 

6) Track Their Progress

Do you keep track of your mileage to make sure that you are increasing safely and not risking injury (hint hint see above!). Well, you should do the same for your pet. 

The Whistle Pet Tracker helps you keep your dog safe and fit by monitoring their daily activity and alerting you when they stray! Find out more and check out the Whistle Pet Tracker Review at http://suzlyfe.com/how-turn-dog-running-partner-whistle-review-coaches-corner-34/

Ridley and I have just started using it, but I’m already impressed! Here are the stats from another dog so that you can see a more complete profile.

The Whistle Dog Tracker has an integrated activity monitor (think a FitBit for dogs!) that allows you to see how active your dog is day after day so that you can compare and detract trends in activity over time and make informed decisions regarding your dog’s fitness. Per the website

Whistle captures this activity though a three-axis accelerometer, and processes the data using our proprietary machine-learning algorithms. The time your pet spends walking, playing or simply being active all count toward your pet’s overall activity, as well as towards your pet’s daily activity goal.

You know all of those FitBit head to head challenges? Enter one with your pup πŸ˜€

7) Make Safety a Priority

Accidents happen, and it is best to be prepared for emergency situations. What if your dog gets loose while you are out on a run? Or simply gets loose at home (they might be letting their newfound fitness go to their heads). 

The Whistle Pet Tracker helps you keep your dog safe and fit by monitoring their daily activity and alerting you when they stray! Find out more and check out the Whistle Pet Tracker Review at http://suzlyfe.com/how-turn-dog-running-partner-whistle-review-coaches-corner-34/

The Whistle Dog Tracker alerts you when your pooch leaves their designated Whistle zone (which you can change to where you need) and helps you find them using cellular and GPS technology. You can even feel safer yourself knowing that your friends and family can find you when you are out on the run by consulting the mobile app! Super helpful if you like to hit the trails!

So cool! The @Whistlelabs Pet GPS will be perfect for keeping my pooch fit! #sweatpink #whistlefit #ad Click To Tweet

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149 Comments

  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    That is so cool!!!
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    November 9, 2016 at 5:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know, right??

      November 11, 2016 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Heather @Lunging Through Life

    I’m not a huge dog person. I like them when other people have them but not for me. However, I always said if I got a dog, it had to be able to run with me!!
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    November 9, 2016 at 5:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think that is how many people feel about having kids lol

      November 11, 2016 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Jen

    How freaking cool! Your new pup is so cute. Oscar as gone on a couple jogs with me and he just walks briskly…I don’t know if he will ever be a full on running dog buddy! πŸ™‚

    November 9, 2016 at 6:55 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! She is kind of my life πŸ˜€

      November 11, 2016 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    I don’t have a dog but what a fun idea to get them going! Love the idea
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    November 9, 2016 at 7:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Health for all!

      November 11, 2016 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    What a fun post! I def am training Makena to run with me when she gets old enough. She’s already excited about it :-)) Love this tracker!!! Pick me πŸ™‚
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    November 9, 2016 at 7:40 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Maybe I will ;D

      November 11, 2016 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    Yeah, Cocoa won’t be running with me….
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    November 9, 2016 at 7:57 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      But she will be involved with your yoga…

      November 11, 2016 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply kat

    I have a maltipoo so she isn’t exactly athletic but DANG that girl likes to run with mama! I used to run with her a lot [for only like 30 minutes a day] and she never complained one bit! Had a smile on her face the entire time. Although there was one time when an older woman totally berated me for “torturing” my little puppy. And let me tell you – its not like I run fast at ALL! It was more of a speed walk haha Anyway I was so afraid that she was right that I didn’t run Opie for weeks. But she started acting crazy so I started again and she of course just loved it!
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    November 9, 2016 at 8:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I love it (NOT) when people harass you like that. I’m sure Opie is happy to be back at it!

      November 11, 2016 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Jen @ Pretty Little Grub

    The fact that we have apps for our dogs makes me laugh! What will be thought up next?
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    November 9, 2016 at 8:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      As long as they don’t have their own phones….

      November 11, 2016 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Jessica Marie @ FlashFitTrainer

    I have always loved my pit bull running partner, especially when I would run in questionable neighborhoods. Hubby and I even took him along on a 5k once. But now that he’s an old man (13), he can’t do it any more. I miss it:(
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    November 9, 2016 at 8:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Awwwww I remember when my lab got too old to run. It broke my heart!

      November 11, 2016 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Patricia @Sweet and Strong

    This is so neat, unfortunately though my dog is not a runner, I’ve tried. She just likes to walk fast which makes it kind of difficult for me to really run. But I do enjoy going on an afternoon walk with her everyday. And I would be curious to see how much she moves around the house when we’re gone.
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    November 9, 2016 at 8:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well this would be the way to find out!

      November 11, 2016 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply Annmarie

    I am not sure my pugs would even last 100 meters…might trade them in for a dog that could actually join me πŸ™‚
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    November 9, 2016 at 8:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahahaha I bet they might have something to say about that!

      November 11, 2016 at 8:10 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    Both Charlie and Ollie are runners and it makes me so happy to see the sheer joy on their faces when they run!
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    November 9, 2016 at 8:56 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      They would love to have this on πŸ˜€

      November 11, 2016 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Suzy

    I’ve never run with a dog before! It sounds ruff.
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    November 9, 2016 at 9:40 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You ain’t kitten. ;D

      November 11, 2016 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    One quick pointer if you didn’t know already….it is recommended that you don’t feed your dog about 1-2 hours before they run. Dogs running with a full belly of food can get inverted stomachs and that can be life threatening.
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    November 9, 2016 at 9:56 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      VERY good point!

      November 11, 2016 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    I’ve never ran with my dog, he gets too distracted, LOL. This sounds cool!
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    November 9, 2016 at 10:23 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I bet you could teach him!

      November 11, 2016 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Julie

    I run with my dog sometimes, but the biggest problem I have is when she tries to run faster than me, ha! But she has definitely improved and gotten used to my 2-legged pace πŸ™‚

    November 9, 2016 at 12:29 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It takes some practice, doesn’t it?

      November 11, 2016 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Kimberly Hatting

    Interesting product! I saw it come through my emails recently and took a pass because Max is not a running companion (his legs are too short LOL). He loves his power walks around the block (with frequent “sniff & smell” stops), though.
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    November 9, 2016 at 12:53 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      But this is pretty cool because they don’t have to be runners–you can even see how much they play!

      November 11, 2016 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday

    This is so cool! Unfortunately, my short dog was not made for running longer than the length of a field, but she is so damn cute when she does that I’ll forgive that. πŸ™‚
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    November 9, 2016 at 12:53 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahaha Sounds like myself πŸ˜€

      November 11, 2016 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands

    A doggie tracker, that’s awesome! I forwarded this to my hubby. Although our puppies are getting too old to run with us anymore. πŸ™

    November 9, 2016 at 12:59 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Put it on the kiddos?

      November 11, 2016 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Michelle @ Fruition Fitness

    So cool! I do t have a dog, but I love when I see runner dogs and these seem like great tips. That tracker looks awesome!

    November 9, 2016 at 1:08 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I love excited the dogs are to run πŸ˜€

      November 11, 2016 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Gretchen

    I love running with Selma! She’s the best running partner ever. I need to get going with her more often πŸ™‚
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    November 9, 2016 at 1:17 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I can’t wait for Ridley to be a runner dog!

      November 11, 2016 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Jess @ run pink

    Brilliant product idea!! Our boxer rarely makes it past 3 miles before getting slow and tired lol any tips on getting a canine to run on one side of your body instead of constantly switching up sides causing me to trip?
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    November 9, 2016 at 3:32 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Something that we learned in training class was to lead them with a treat on the side that you want them to stay and reward them when they do it correctly (always on the same side). They will associate running on that side with the reward!

      November 11, 2016 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply Kerri Olkjer

    Wow, this is amazing! I had no idea such a thing existed. Brilliant.

    November 9, 2016 at 3:39 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Isn’t it so cool?

      November 11, 2016 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Chrissy

    That’s pretty cool and really a great idea for including your dog into your runs in a safe and fun way.
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    November 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Pooch safety is so important!

      November 11, 2016 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply Lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    I used to run with my lab all the time when she was younger, but now that she is getting older, we go on long walks instead. That gps tracker sounds like a great idea. I will have to remember that if I ever get a puppy in the near future. I don’t see my dog getting very far away from the house these days. She is too lazy….lol.
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    November 9, 2016 at 3:51 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahahahaha My dog is still a crazy crazy puppy!

      November 11, 2016 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    I’m really not a dog person, but I do think it would be nice to be able to run with a dog for safety reasons! This looks great!
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    November 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Isn’t it so cool!

      November 11, 2016 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Emily Holdorf

    This is such a cool post! I know so many people who I could recommend this to!!

    November 9, 2016 at 5:16 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Send them over!

      November 11, 2016 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    This looks so neat! My doggies need this!

    November 9, 2016 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Nikki Fahey

    yes and the dog ran in front of a truck and I was the one pulled under the truck and ran over. needless to say i am a little hesitant to do that again…

    November 9, 2016 at 8:04 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is understandable!

      November 11, 2016 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Abbey Sharp

    Woah, this is genius! Such a cool idea.
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    November 9, 2016 at 9:09 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Isn’t this so cool!

      November 11, 2016 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Kate @KateMovingForward

    Interesting! I’ve genuinely never heard of anything like this before, but it is intriguing. I don’t have a dog, but I think training your dog to become your running buddy is a fun idea!

    November 9, 2016 at 9:22 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I can’t wait to run with Ridley!

      November 11, 2016 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Jessica @ Nutritioulicious

    Dogs can be surprisingly hard to run with! These are great tips!

    November 9, 2016 at 9:43 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It takes a lot to train them how!

      November 11, 2016 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply angela

    I have not run with a dog but I do worry about dog safety

    November 9, 2016 at 10:15 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Whistle is great for that!

      November 11, 2016 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Mary Beth Jackson

    I hope we get another dog one day- this is super cool! Great review! Is there really a better running buddy? I bet not!

    November 10, 2016 at 4:46 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      My husband would beg to differ lol

      November 11, 2016 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    I hope to have a puppy running partner soon!
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    November 10, 2016 at 6:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEee

      November 11, 2016 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Bri

    I soooo want this for Gus when he sold enough to run with me!
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    November 10, 2016 at 7:39 am
  • Reply Rachel

    Love it! If my dog wasn’t such a running weirdo, I would love to have one of these!
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    November 10, 2016 at 9:38 am
  • Reply Taylor Closet

    Yes, I live in a rural area and love running with my dog. She’s always running ahead of me and it’s tough to catch up, but that motivates me.

    November 10, 2016 at 10:20 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That definitely will get you going! You would love this!

      November 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Ilka

    One of my pugs is a speedy, can you believe it? πŸ™‚
    Your Inlinkz didn’t accept my post Susie, even though I had all your links, as usual πŸ™
    It says visible after approval.
    Have a great week!!
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    November 10, 2016 at 10:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Weird! I will let Rachel know!

      November 11, 2016 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    So many great tips- thanks for sharing! I currently live in a building that doesn’t allow renters to have dogs (terrible, right?). The minute we move we’re getting a dog so I’ll be referring back here when we do πŸ™‚
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    November 10, 2016 at 12:45 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Our other building didn’t allow dogs until right before we left, so I made sure that our new place did!

      November 11, 2016 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply Brea

    I would so love to win one of these whistle fit collars!! Since I have two dogs, it would be much easier on the pocketbook (who even says that anymore??) to buy one instead of two πŸ™‚

    We always warm up with a walk around the block. They boys are super poopers, and it’s always better to get that out of the way before we actually start running.
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    November 10, 2016 at 10:33 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I love a good pocketbook πŸ˜€
      and hahahaha I know what you mean. But Ridley is usually way too distracted to do her dooty

      November 11, 2016 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Rebecca | NOURISHED. the blog

    Love this post!! I’ve always wanted a dog to go running with – I feel like a dog would be the most understanding and encouraging running buddy.

    November 11, 2016 at 8:30 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And always happy to go with you!

      November 11, 2016 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Whenever it’s dark in the mornings I wish I had a big dog to protect me! πŸ˜‰ But for me, pepper spray will have to do instead! πŸ˜‰
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    November 11, 2016 at 8:34 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Ugh I hate running in the dark!

      November 11, 2016 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    That dog tracker is SO smart! I could never run with our pups as they’re too little and would probably insist I carry them after five minutes πŸ˜›
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    November 11, 2016 at 1:56 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You should put it on the hubs πŸ˜€

      November 11, 2016 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply Austin Baroudi

    I have a few times but she’s so small she can’t really keep up πŸ˜›

    November 11, 2016 at 10:56 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Awwww but I bet she is adorable.

      November 17, 2016 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply Sam

    I need one of these for my dog, she’s struggling in the exercise department and is more in love with the couch lately.

    November 12, 2016 at 10:28 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And now you could hold her accountable πŸ˜€

      November 17, 2016 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    Number 2 is so key – if my dog was in charge of our runs we would be dashing full speed for a minute, then plopping in the grass for a minute, repeat until the human forces you to go home πŸ˜‰ Keeping to my slow and steady pace wears her out a lot more quickly!
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    November 12, 2016 at 2:02 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      For sure–otherwise, they just start back up again!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Jamie Williams

    I have run with my dog who is a siberian husky. They can run for 3 days straight. So it was really hard when we both took a tumble and he got away with the leash attached. So yes I worry so much about my furry baby’s safety.

    November 13, 2016 at 7:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh no! That is terrible! So glad that he is ok!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Heather D

    I have run with my dog. She likes the exercise and apparently the smells.

    November 13, 2016 at 11:17 am
  • Reply Taylor Kiser

    So many great tips! The Whistle Dog Tracker sounds like a cool device to have!
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    November 13, 2016 at 6:32 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Can you believe what we have come up with?

      November 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Corey Olomon

    I’ve really only walked with her.

    November 13, 2016 at 8:13 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Maybe soon you will run with her!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Sarah @ BucketListTummy

    I can’t wait to take little Tater running! The things I have to look forward to πŸ™‚
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    November 14, 2016 at 7:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE SO MUCH FUN

      November 17, 2016 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Marty

    I don’t run with my dog — he’s 12 years old, for one thing, and his stubby little legs are about two inches long, for another — but we generally walk him off-leash and I can definitely see the advantages of having a way to track him with GPS if he darts after a squirrel and gets lost!

    November 14, 2016 at 9:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Dachshund? If he is a terrier, I know what he is like running after something!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Lesli

    We run with our pup (9) every now and then. I feel like a lot of times in the Midwest it’s either too hot or too cold for him/us to enjoy it! But we love both going to dog parks and playing fetch with him to keep him active!

    November 14, 2016 at 11:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      What would we do without dog parks? My dog would be insufferable (and rightly so!)

      November 17, 2016 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Nawara

    Not any more… he’s 14 years old and slowing down so he only goes for slow walks now.

    November 14, 2016 at 6:06 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Awwww. I remember when I had to retire my dog from running. I used to have to hide from him when I would go for my run!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply wen budro

    I do and I do worry about her safety when we are out and about. This looks like an awesome product to take some of the worry away.

    November 14, 2016 at 6:08 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It definitely helps with the worry!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Mike

    I love the idea of this post, but haven’t made it past step 1 (the being patient bit). My dog always seem to zig zag and trip me up. At 35kg and being distracted by scents, I’ve found that running consistently in a relatively straight line still eludes me! I will give your handy hints a go, thanks for sharing!

    November 14, 2016 at 6:18 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hope that they work!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay Marvin

    I love exercising with my dog Archie! He’s 2 years old, so he’s still pretty energetic. He loves to run. He’s seriously the love of my life!
    I worry about his health/fitness/safety every single day. We recently moved into a very small apartment (327 sq ft), so he doesn’t get to run around as much as he’s used to. Fitness is so important for dogs! I worry about his safety, too. There are so many dogs here, and shady people, plus I live on a busy street. A GPS tracker is exactly what he needs! Great review and giveaway πŸ™‚

    November 15, 2016 at 5:14 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know how much you love your pup πŸ˜€ You are so cute! And yes, you need to make sure that he is safe.

      November 17, 2016 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply jeremy mclaughlin

    walk with my dog, dont usually run with him, it is too much for him.

    November 15, 2016 at 9:55 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Aw, but I bet he appreciates it!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Janelle @ Run With No Regrets

    This looks really cool, if only I had a dog to run with! Great advice – I think when things settle, we may eventually get a running pooch πŸ™‚
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    November 15, 2016 at 2:46 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I totally understand that. We had to wait until it was the right time when we got Ridley. But she is 10000000% worth it πŸ˜€

      November 17, 2016 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply linda

    i love running with my dog

    November 16, 2016 at 12:24 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That’s awesome!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Tricia Vaughn

    I run with my pup as much as I can. Mostly it’s around the house and he is unleashed but I’ll also take him places with me and after the first 1/2 a mile he does great! We’ve run up to 7 miles. His favorite place is to go to the lake with me where I let him take several dips in the water to cool off if its hot! I think it would be super cool to see the activity level of him during the day. I bet I’d be surprised. He stays inside during the day I bet he just lays around all day until I get home! Thanks for the giveaway!
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    November 16, 2016 at 10:10 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I wish this had been around when I was growing up–our dogs stayed outside, and I know one would have been a sloth, but the other would have been all over!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply julie

    i always run with my pups!

    November 16, 2016 at 2:31 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And now you can know all the things about their running! Congrats!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Karrie

    yes I do..they like to get out there and go at it..and its so good and fun for them

    November 16, 2016 at 3:33 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We all need help wearing them out!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Steve Weber

    I have a chug so she is not a great runner.. she runs out of breath quickly.

    November 16, 2016 at 4:03 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Ha don’t we all

      November 17, 2016 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply pamela j

    I have never had my dog running. I am afraid of her running off.

    November 16, 2016 at 4:33 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      She will get better as you go–it takes practice for sure

      November 17, 2016 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply Gricelda Castro

    Yes I do, I run with my cocker spaniel.

    November 16, 2016 at 6:17 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That sounds like so much fun!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply LeAnn Harbert

    My son runs with our border collie, I do worry about her.

    November 16, 2016 at 6:53 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’d worry about the son πŸ˜€ She might wear him out!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Kelley Roach

    i like running with my dog

    November 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It is so much fun!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Michelle B

    I run with my dogs allllll the time. They are really the reason I got into running into the first place. I’ve even asked my vet if my dogs should be taking supplements or anything like I take multivitamins and protein, lol.

    November 16, 2016 at 10:45 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is awesome! What did your vet say?

      November 17, 2016 at 1:24 pm
      • Reply Michelle B

        My Vet said that as long as they are eating a decent quality of dog food, then they should be getting all the nutrition they need. (We feed them Purina Dog Chow Complete Adult and my vet said that was perfect.)

        November 17, 2016 at 3:21 pm
        • Reply suzlyfe

          Definitely good to know, thanks for telling me!

          November 18, 2016 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Jerry Marquardt

    I run with my pup all the time. I always worry enough to take car of my pup.

    November 16, 2016 at 11:45 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      They are so important and there are so many ways that they can get hurt!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Alisa Fleming

    This is such a great post. It makes me so happy when I see people running with their dogs – it’s such a win-win.
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    November 17, 2016 at 10:08 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I can’t wait to get to running with my girl!

      November 17, 2016 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply Jamie King

    Great tips, Suzy. My FAVE running partner is my dog so I LOVE this! yay to all the WHISTLEFIT pooches!

    November 17, 2016 at 6:18 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Abbie the Viszla was MADE for Whistle!

      November 18, 2016 at 10:56 am
  • Reply MCM Mama Runs

    Sound like great tips. All we have are a cat and a gecko, so I doubt I’ll be able to put them to use LOL.
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    November 17, 2016 at 11:09 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I really want you to put this on the gecko…

      November 18, 2016 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Ilka

    Believe it or not Susie, one of my pugs is a speedy!!
    Love this post! Featuring it at this week’s Sunday Fitness & Food! Congrats!
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    November 20, 2016 at 5:56 am
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