Brighter days, warmer weather and frolicking with our favourite four-legged friends all mean one thing – spring has arrived! What does this mean for us Dog Joggers? Here are five reasons spring gets our tails wagging…

    1. Calm after the storm

A wise man once said: “You never appreciate Spring until you’ve been through a tough winter.” – and it’s the months of battling inclement conditions and being cooped up indoors more that makes the longer days and lighter nights all the more sweet for us when they finally come round.

    1. Combine walkies with playtime

This is a great time to dust away those cobwebs and for you both to get more active on a daily basis. Why not begin taking longer walks or integrating some jogging when playing catch and watch your fitness gradually move to the next level?

When starting to take longer walks or jogs with your dog remember to build up both of your exercise routines gradually as like us our four-legged friends may need to take it a little bit easier initially and not do too much too soon.

    1. Grace the great outdoors

While treadmills make a great alternative to outdoor jogging for us humans when winter really bites, there’s no substitute for getting out in the great outdoors. The changing of the seasons is a great time to get out in the fresh spring air and explore new routes around your local area with your canine chum!

    1. Time to Train

Spring marks the start of the events calendar. So whether you’ve got a 5k or other challenge event planned that you are looking ahead to; it’s the perfect time to kick start some training and in no time you will be harvesting the fruits of your labour, scooping up some well deserved medals and most importantly some memories that will last a lifetime!

    1. Flower like a spring pansy

It’s time for you to come into your own, just like a spring flower. Once you’ve been motivated to get moving and your confidence grows, be prepared to blossom with pride at your progress.

If you’re looking to get more active with your dog in 2018, Dog Jog is a brilliant opportunity to accomplish your personal goals with your four-legged friend by your side as well as meeting like-minded dog owners in your local area. Find your local event at www.dogjog.co.uk.