Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Best Running Companion Ever

You may laugh, but this girl has got some speed.
Daisy is our family dog. She isabout one and a half years old and is a pure bread miniature long-haired dachshund (Weiner Dog). About twice a month I take her down to the high school track to wear her out. WhenI run with her she can usually keep up at about a 8:30-9:00 pace for about 2 miles. After that she will hang back at the end of each lap at the starting line, wait about 60 seconds and then catch up with me by cutting across the field. It is pretty comical to watch her run in front of me and I usually don't do as well time wise when she's around, but she definitely breaks the monotony of running on a track. 
    I take her on the track because she isn't always the most polite to larger dogs. She could care less about the ones her size. I don't know if she gets the whole concept that if she pissed off a Lab (which has happened) she wouldn't last 2 seconds by herself, unless she got a hold of his jugular or something. On the track though there aren't usually many people around so she doesn't get distracted.
    When I have more time I will most likely get a dog of my own. I'm really interested in getting an Australian Shepard. They are really beautiful dogs and I hear they have a lots of energy, so at least I would have someone nudging me to go out and run on those lazy days. In my Opinion aside from running, dogs are just the best pets to have hands down. There just full of unconditional love and loyalty. 
    I posted a quick movie of our day at the track today along with some pics of another run we had. Sorry about the camera shaking around when I'm recording her running, but its really hard to take a steady shot whilst in motion.


  1. She's adorable! Looks like she's enjoying herself, though.

    I haven't had any experience running with a dog; I always wonder if I'd get caught up in the leash...

  2. I've never had any problems with the leash. I trained her when she was young to stay slightly ahead and to the right of me. Also when She's on her leash she won't try and run off to chase a squirrel or a small child, but once you unhook her shes like a bird out of a cage. Luckily she comes back when I call her...eventually

  3. I have 2 small dogs and have always wondered if i should take them running with me. But if your tiny dog can keep up for 2 miles I have hope for my schnoodles yet!