If your dog is healthy, loves to run, and is capable of running a respectable
If you haven’t done so already, the first step is to teach your dog good on-leash manners during walks. Then proceed to walks interspersed with periods of jogging and finally graduate to full runs. Build distance and time slowly—in increments of 10 minutes, for example—to ensure your dog’s muscles and connective tissue have time to adapt to the challenge without injury. Don’t be discouraged if your dog is distracted or lags behind; give her time to figure out what she’s supposed to do. Running steadily without pause isn’t immediately logical to a dog, but if you’re patient she will catch on soon and likely love it.