Welcome Back to Dr. T and We RUFF DC's Walking Training Program!

This is Week 2 of Training Tuesdays to get you and your doggies ready for SeeSpotRace’s GlowDogGlow 5K this May! Also, if you missed Week 1 of Training Tuesdays, you can catch up here!

If you and your pooch are currently used to leash walking on average of 20-30 minutes a day 4-5 times a week, this is the plan for you! Please remember to feed your dog their normal scheduled meal 90 minutes or more prior to exercise. It is never a good idea for a dog to exercise on a full stomach.

Note: Before starting any training program, Dr. T recommends that your pooch get checked out by their veterinarian to make sure they are ready to run!

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Week 2

Workout 1

  • Warm up for 5-7 minutes by walking at a very slow pace and allowing your dog to sniff and eliminate as necessary!
  • Pick up those paws and walk at a brisk, continuous pace without stopping for 20 minutes
  • Slow it down and allow your pooch to catch their breath for 5 minutes

Workout 2

  • Warm up for 5-7 minutes by walking at a very slow pace and allowing your dog to sniff and eliminate as necessary!
  • Pick up those paws and walk at a brisk, continuous pace without stopping for 25 minutes
  • Slow it down and allow your pooch to catch their breath for 5 minutes

Workout 3

  • Warm up for 5-7 minutes by walking at a very slow pace and allowing your dog to sniff and eliminate as necessary!
  • Pick up those paws and walk at a brisk, continuous pace without stopping for 30 minutes
  • Slow it down and allow your pooch to catch their breath for 5 minutes

Dr. Lauren Talarico BS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology/Neurosurgery) is a Board certified veterinary neurologist/neurosurgeon, avid marathon runner, cyclist and swimmer. Dr. Talarico is also the founder of We RUFF DC, LLC, a dog specific running group serving the DC/NOVA area. She has been featured in nationally recognized publications, including Runner’s World and Marie Claire. Dr. T is the mother of two Labrador retrievers – Raesynette, the 14-year-old cancer survivor and Prefontaine, DC/NOVA’s newest marathon running Lab puppy. Follow her at @neurovet3 and @weruffdc (www.weruffdc.comwww.theneurovet.com).

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