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A Running Holiday Gift Guide For Your Dog

If you rack up miles with your canine friend on the regular, why not add some pup gifts to your list this year?

Wagging their tail and ready to run, your four-legged friend is ready to hit the ground running with you.

Dogs make a great running mate—if you can get over the first quarter-mile of sniffing and marking. They provide loyal companionship and protection and love being by your side. This holiday season, show your canine friend how much you appreciate their endless love and running support: Find The pawfect gift for them!

Activity Tracker

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You track your miles, speed and heart rate, so it only makes sense to track your pup’s too. Meet FitBark, the latest and greatest activity tracker for your dog. Some may think an activity tracker is too much for their Fido, but it’s actually neat to see how much movement he does throughout the day, whether home alone or out on a run with you. Simply attach the FitBark to the collar and set out for your run. After you run, check out the data on its health and wellness iPhone app. You can even compare your dog’s activity to others’ on the dog-friendly social network. Save the information and show your vet to have them stay on top of your dog’s health. Weighing less than 1 oz., it’s waterproof and comes in a wide array bright colors—so you can match your dog’s personality to its tracker. $100

Collar

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Waterproof, stink-proof and visible, the Go Dog Glo Dry Collar is lightweight and easy to put on and off when you’re ready to take your favorite four-legged friend out for a quick run. Since the weather can be iffy during the fall, winter and spring, this collar is ideal for all conditions: wet, dry, sunny or dark. $26

Leash

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A great running leash gives you full control while allowing a little give and take to adjust for varying running speeds, sniff stops, etc. The Roamer Leash’s wavelength webbing stretches to allow for a little extra range, while the leash can be handheld or waist-worn. The Ruffwear-designed Talon Clip easily and securely clips to the collar, while the traffic handle allows for quick restraint. Perfect to keep your running form in tact while you and your four-legged friend enjoy your run together. $35

Power Bones

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No wheat, corn or soy; only the best for your furry running friend. Zuke’s Power Bones is the perfect treat to keep your pooch energized and ready to run. This energy booster is filled with nutrients to keep Fido’s joints healthy.

Booties

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Out running the roads during winter? Protect Fido’s paws from ice melt chemicals and snow build-up in between pads with the Grip Trex Boots. Rugged Vibram outsoles provide traction and flexibility, plus they have reflective trim and adjustable Velcro closure. $70

Hydration Pack

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You make sure you’re well hydrated for long runs, so why not make sure Fido is covered too? The Singletrak Pack, a streamlined pack with .6L collapsible water bottles in each side pocket, is perfect to take with you on hikes or runs. Easy to put on and out of your way, your furry running buddy is covered when water needs are calling. Bonus: There are smaller pockets for poop bags and treats. $90