Trail Running with your Dog

Trail running is fun but it can be more fun if you are running with your dog. We run with Badger our dog all the time and i just want to share some of the gear we use when we are out and about .

Badger after a trail run with his friends!

Badgers Gear

We use a harness with badger because he is a bigger dog and he has some pull on him I find you get better control with a harness. We use the Ruffwear Front range which is nice and light and easy to put on . If you are running longer distances and you want to carry water and extra gear for your dog then I recommend the Ruffwear Trail Runner Vest. Another harness that works well is the Ruffwear Webmaster or Flagline which offers the dog a bit more support and has a great carry handle on the top which is good for helping the dog across cattle grids and the like.


The connection between you both is super important you can use a hand leash but I prefer running with a leash that is hands free and is attached around my waist we use the Ruffwear Roamer leash which comes in 2 different lengths and has a great shock absorber section in the middle.


If you are out in bad weather and you want to keep your dog clean or dry then we have found the best coat that works for us is the Ruffwear Cloud Chaser this is a soft-shell jacket that repels rain and keeps the mud off (as much as possible). If you are looking for just a straight rain jacket then the new Ruffwear Sun Shower rain jacket  looks good its a longer length and can be fitted over the harness and attached via a portal to the leash.


 Like what you see? You can keep following Badgers adventures on Instagram @furtherfasternz - he gets up to some fun. 

Let us know if there is any more information you would like and we will get back to you!

Happy running to you and your dog!


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