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A&E and five stitches later!!!!!!!!!

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Purdey loved her first Jog with me the other night so I thought we would do it again - Well my second experience of jogging with Purdey didn't exactly go to plan! Unfortunately I kept her on a shorter lead which was a bad choice as she went in front of me and I kicked her-all In a split second I tried to slow down so I wouldn't kick her a second time and BANG -I hit the deck- my legs had slowed down but my head hadn't resulting in me splitting open my chin......with me on all fours in the road and Purdey looking at me with that "what on earth is mum doing now!" look ....and the only things i could find in my pockets were treats and poo bags ( no tissues for my very bleeding chin by this time) with shock or adrenalin kicking in I couldn't help but laugh ....what a sight I must of been!!!!

Well looking at the positives of that night-
1, Purdey came back to me instantly
2, No one saw me in that very unladylike position
3, fours hours in A&E I realized how lucky I am it could of been alot worse
4, I can still have a laugh at my own expense
5, I saved Purdey from me landing on her or kicking her again

Has anyone got any good tips for running with their vizzies as I am now abit scared of doing it again

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I was eager to take Penny jogging, especially since it is something I can do every morning before work to help tire her out. But it took until about 18-20 months to get there. We had the same issues of her going crazy on the leash, actually she would instantly get wound up and grab the leash in her mouth and pull, which is very annoying and then hard to get her to calm down. The key was lots and lots of practice walking. Once we got her to be a really good walker (we use a harness) at our side, loose leash, etc. we started practicing transitioning from a walk to a run for a few steps. At first starting straight into the jog was too exciting for some reason. By sometime around 16-18 months she was getting the hang of it. We even tried roller blades and bikes a few times, but then winter snow and ice stopped the efforts. This spring I was very eager to finally do the morning jog and she was wonderful. We use the harness and a retractable leash. I keep her at my side in the neighborhood and then give her full length on the trails, where she keeps pace with me. More or less. The mistake I made was pushing her too hard. We quickly worked up to a few miles and did up to 5 mile runs on weekends. The poor girl got blisters. (See previous posts) The vet said this is common and hopefully the calluses will be tough, but we are now slowly working our way back.
But overall, she is a pure joy to jog with. (Her willingness is a different topic.)
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