My friend brought her awesome German Shepherd, Szarik with us the last couple of times we went running. The first day she brought him out he had begged to come with, so she leashed him up and he joined us. It was nice to have some protection while running along our usual dark foliage covered path. While we were running our usual pace Szarik looked as if he was just leisurely walking along side of us. I could hear him thinking “Hey ladies, can’t you go any faster? It’s cold out here.”
On the second day my friend said that Szarik didn’t want to join us, but she leashed him up any way. I just told him, “Szarik we all have days we feel like staying in bed. But you will find that it’s definitely worth being out here once you’ve finished.” Good advice for any runner really. Now I wonder if he didn’t want to come with because we wore him out or because he thought we were so slow that it wasn’t worth his time.
I hope you keep running with us boy.
Do you bring your dog along on runs?