If you were in the store on our grand opening just over a month ago, you probably got to meet Lucy. Lucy is our three year-old, fully-grown, six-pound malti-poo. My wife Jenna and I don't have kids yet, but Lucy might as well be. She sleeps in our bed, she has a ton of toys and my wife dresses her up with a myriad of colorful bows. Lucy loves sleeping in, walks around the neighborhood and chicks, but one thing Lucy does not like is running. Sure, she is good for a 30 second sprint around the couch here and there, but when I take her to the track, she is lucky to make it 200m before rolling over on her side in the grass. Lucy is a sprinter, not a long distance runner. Lucy is also one of the driving reasons we want our store to be dog friendly (treats behind the counter, water bowl out front, etc.).
Another thing that Lucy is not good at is listening. I guess she figures she's so cute she can get away with whatever she wants. I see this especially on walks when she tangles up Jenna and I or falls behind to catch a final whiff of the neighbor's freshly cut grass. A dog's life is only so long, so we figure we'll let her have her way.
Anyway, it's the history of Lucy that made me interested in bringing in Jill Morstand, PhD to the 605 Running Company for a workshop on exercising with your dog. The workshop will give you and your dog the information and skills you need to get the most out of your regular walk/run. So, mark your calendars for Saturday, October 4th for our workshop that will take place from 9am - 2pm. This initial class will be capped at 15, so we are asking people to pay $10 to reserve their spot. Lunch and a $5 gift certificate to the store will be included for all attendees of the class. Just stop by the store to get you and your dog signed up!
At the very least, you'll probably get to meet Lucy, but beware, she likes people way more than she likes dogs.
Happy Running (with your dog)!
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