Run With Your Bestie - Coming July 2023
Fun & Enriching For You Both!
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Running or walking with your dog sounds easy, but if you’ve tried it, you know, like me, how clumsy and incompatible the two of you may seem traipsing and tripping along. It doesn’t look right, and it certainly doesn’t feel right. Running with your dog shouldn’t be stressful or seem like a chore, nor should the goal be mindless exercise to tire out the family pet and give you a chance to post on Facebook. Exercising with your bestie can be, and should be, so much more!
Just like anything worthwhile, it takes time and practice to synchronize all the moving parts. With careful management, you can learn how to safely walk and run with your dog. “Running with my Bestie” is designed for the pet parent who wants to create a rewarding running experience that is fun, physically conditioning, and mentally enriching for both parent and pup. It is an opportunity to take the relationship you have with your furry best friend to a new level.
In this program we will cover
What is Running with Your Dog?
- Introduction to the sport
- What it is and what it is not
- Candidate suitability
- Starting point
The Basics of Your Running Mechanics
- Establishing your starting point
- ChiRunning technique
- Introduction to ChiRunning
- Lessons 1-6 on the technique
- Effective training using a heart rate monitor
- Becoming fat adaptive
- Moving through a running program
Your Best Friend’s Running Mechanics
- Candidate suitability and goals
- Locomotion and gait
- Physiology & Musculoskeletal
- Role of nutrition
- Conditioning exercises
- Building duration, distance, and speed
Leash and Movement Skills
- Running on leash
- Key skills for your dog
- Key skills for you
- Building behavior chains
- Reinforcement areas
- Management approach
- Skills and tactics for mutual enrichment
- Games to build behaviors
- Running on leash
Your Equipment for You & Your Bestie
- What equipment you need
- What equipment your dog needs
- It’s all about enrichment
- Adventure and fun for you both not just for one
Compromising For Fun and Safety
- Mechanics for you
- Mechanics for your dog
- Suitable run types
- Rules of the road
- It must be fun
- Playing Jess
Building Your Condition
- Run types
Merging Your Running Plans and Goals
- Long slow runs
- Repetitions and Repeats
- Success that is fun
I have always been a passionate runner and over the past 25 years running has been a continual but sometimes interrupted hobby of mine. Don’t misunderstand what I mean by runner. I am a slow runner. Sometimes I run faster but I always run for pleasure. I run to meditate. I run for ‘me time’. I run to meet my goals. I run to enjoy nature. I run to generate ideas and yes, I also run to keep healthy and ahead of my second passion, eating and exploring food.
My professional credentials include; International Sports Science Association (ISSA) certified fitness trainer, ISSA certified transformation specialist, nutritional coach and ISSA elite trainer. I am also a certified ChiWalking and ChiRunning coach and I have completed the MAF Foundations’ certificate course.
On another note, and for those who know me from my other coaching roles, i am an Accredited Dog Behavior Consultant and Professional Dog Trainer. This enables me to help coach you to run and walk safely with your pet.