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08 Dec 2009

Exercising with Boston Terrier: Good/bad?
We have a 4 year old, energetic, well-behaved, very loving and healthy Boston Terrier.

Both my husband and I am avid runners and we' d like to take our baby running with us but first want to make sure it won' t be detrimental to his health in any way. I can imagine the basic precautions would be not to let him overheat or overexert himself and to obviously slowly build up his fitness level. He is trained to stay next to me when on a leash and he isn' t aggressive towards other people or dogs so I don' t think there' ll be a problem in that regard. I just want to make sure we won' t be doing any damage to his health.

What precautions do we need to take? Is his bone structure, feet, back etc equipped to handle running? Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Loving Owner

They can overheat quickly and as far as I know they are not the best runners. Unless you go very slow or are over 70 I suspect a good run will be a little bit to much.
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