So, today I decided I would take Cali to a nearby trail for a run. This trail runs through Manhattan Beach and is covered with wood chips, which makes a nice soft surface for lower impact. The trail runs along a road so I couldn’t take Cali off the leash. I had planned for us to run 5 miles, and I was really looking forward to it. I thought Cali was too. Well, I’ve come to the conclusion that Cali is not a good running buddy unless she can be off the leash. About 1/2 mile into our run she stopped and would not move. I proceeded to drag her along for another mile before deciding to turn around. At one point she even dragged me to the grass and I thought she needed to go to the bathroom. Nope, she just wanted to lay flat out on the grass and not move. So, we ended up only running about 3 miles – I was a *bit* irritated with her. Why does she run like a crazy maniac on the trail where she can be off the leash, but not at all when she is on the leash?
Does anyone ever have a similar problem with their dog, or is mine just a stubborn brat?
So, I’m now looking for a new running partner. Any interest?