Teaching Jet to go Jogging

Silly Jet
What a silly picture this is. LOL. Jet is such a goof. I just completely adore him. He is a happy boy isn’t he!?

So I want to go jogging with Jet. I know he’s still young, and a lot of repetitive running isn’t good for him yet, but I’m want to do it eventually and I want him to jog nicely on a loose leash by my side. Loose Leash Walking is one of the hardest things to teach a dog, and one of the most important too. Because who wants to go for a walk with a dog who is darting to the end of the leash, pulling like crazy, barking and yapping? No no that is not fun. And dogs like that don’t get to go out on walks, either. And when I start taking him jogging on a regular basis, I really want him to be by my side. He’ll have lots of opportunities to go on sniffy goofy walks too.

So today I took him out with a clicker and treats, on his collar and leash, and we went a lot further than I thought we would. He did really well. When he’d pull on the leash, we would stop. When it went loose, I would click and treat. It’ll take some work but he’s really getting it nicely. I even did a little bit of jogging and he stayed with me. I was thrilled. Dang Jet is a smart boy! I knew the Danish Swedish Farmdog was for me… but every day he seems to surprise me even more with how amazing he is.

I have to get back into shape. I was on my feet the last couple of days and I was beat when I got home. Maybe an acne light would warm me up, but I don’t know about that. I think the older I get, the more important exercising is going to be. Bleh. I wish I liked it more.

Oh, and no Q for Chase on Saturday either. He did great, but he laid down on his long sit, which is an NQ. So we’ll be trying again in June for that last leg!

Jogging With The Boys

Chase and Levi love to go jogging. I still wish that I loved to just run and run like my dogs to. But I don’t. It’s more of a chore than anything… LOL. But this weekend I decided to start jogging again and pulled out their harnesses and off we went.

Levi and Chase
Levi and Chase

I went on Friday and took Levi and Chase. On Saturday I took Tatum and Chase. Tatum thought that was great fun, too. Since Levi is 10 years old now I won’t be taking him every time. I want to keep him in good shape though. And I don’t really go that far. Just a couple of miles for about a half an our. So I don’t think that’s really too much for Levi. A couple of times a week. He’s a good boy and he doesn’t really show his age.

Sunday I took Tatum and Jet on a nice long walk. About 45 minutes, also a couple of miles. They both loved it. I strapped on my disposable shoe covers and off we went. Jet has so much energy… I do make sure we take it easy because he is so young and I don’t want to stress his bones. But at the same time he does have a lot of energy and so I want him to get the exercise he needs.

So I’m going to try to switch off between going on walks with Jet and going running with Chase and Tatum and Levi. Chase will get to go on all the runs. Tatum and Levi some of the runs. And Jet will get to go on walks.

My husband takes care of the rest of the dogs’ exercising so I only have to do the four. Thank goodness because I don’t have time for the other three dogs! 🙂 I love them all, though!