Two more weeks until GlowDogGlow! Are you ready? If you want a refresher and review all the progress you’ve made with Dr. Lauren Talarico and We Ruff DC‘s Walking Training regiment, visit previous sessions on our blog.

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.

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Week 8

Workout 1

  • Warm up for 5-10 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 35 minutes
  • Slow it down and allow your pooch to catch their breath for 5 minutes

Workout 2

  • Warm up for 5-10 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 35 minutes
  • Slow it down and allow your pooch to catch their breath for 5 minutes

Workout 3

  • Warm up for 5-10 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 40 minutes
  • Slow it down and allow your pooch to catch their breath for 5 minutes

Keep it up and see you next week!


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)