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I walk alot in the nicer weather but my pace is faster than Marley will probably be able to keep up with as her legs are so short.

Any recommendations on a dog stroller? She is a Shih-poo.
 

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Don't let her little size fool you, she'll likely love walking or running with you once she's grown, and I would not bother with a stroller. Some people take their yorkies jogging or running with them.

One thing that I have learned is never underestimate what a person or dog can do with proper training. The most unlikely dogs are able to complete the three-mile race because their owners brought them along at the right pace and either are slower runners themselves or willing to run an appropriate pace for their dog. I was at first concerned when a Yorkshire terrier named “Buster” and a 10 lb. pug named “Stargazer” signed up for the race. When I got the registration form, I called the owners and was assured that the dogs were training. I was still skeptical but they proved me wrong. Stargazer (pug) participated with enthusiasm for the first three years of the event, but had difficulty her fourth year because her body type had changed. Now Stargazer participates in the Paws from the Past dash instead and is a spectator for the three-mile run. Buster (yorkie) ran the first three years but retired from running because of a heart condition at age 12.
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I take my lil one walking for long distances and he's fine with that, I use the stroller for my other dog who has arthritis but yeah maybe try jogging for a short distance and see how she takes it?
 

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Oh okay, maybe I'll try her out walking. She will be bigger by spring anyways when I start really walking outdoors alot.
 

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My 6lb chihuahua runs with me and does 11-mile hikes up mountains, he may have tiny legs but he also doesn't have much body mass to move around.

I would think a stroller would be ok for strolling, but for serious power walking I'm not sure little stroller wheels would roll that smoothly. Maybe a sling or front back carrier in case she gets tired? I've tried a few different ones
 

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My 6lb chihuahua runs with me and does 11-mile hikes up mountains, he may have tiny legs but he also doesn't have much body mass to move around.

I would think a stroller would be ok for strolling, but for serious power walking I'm not sure little stroller wheels would roll that smoothly. Maybe a sling or front back carrier in case she gets tired? I've tried a few different ones

Maybe a carrier would be better. When I leave the house to walk I can be gone for a few hours. So, a carrier might be better if she gets tired.
 
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