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21 Days of healthy choices!

By October 20, 2017 The All American Dog Runner Girl's Blog

21 Days of Healthy Choices

DHC pack members making some healthy choices.

Over the next 21 days we here at DHC’s we will be going live on Facebook and Periscope hoping that others will join our lead, we will be doing a round of 21 Day Fix and doing some of the workouts live across the web, we will be here at DHC to help you become a member of Beachbody on Demand (a workout you can take with you and do whenever you chose) I mean you don’t have to get to the gym during open hours, you can workout at 1 am or at noon time, , you can workout at home, the beach, or if you belong to a gym you can bring your own trainers and coach along with you! what can be better? And I will be here coach you every step of the way for FREE after becoming that member. I will be providing all the motivational support you will need, I have been at the starting point. I have started seeing results and continuing to workout hope to see more.

They say it takes 21 days create new healthy habits in your life, will you be the next one to create a healthy lifestyle?

21 Day Fix Program and more

Besides participating in the 21 Day Fix, I will be participating in a lot more physical activities to get me to my goal. They will not be to time consuming. And they will not only help burn calories but calm the mind, body, and soul!

Other activates we will be bringing you along with are our doga practice, our dog runs or even walks. We will blog as well at least every Friday for #FitFriday. We want you to be in great health and make those healthy choices Doggone it! But we also want your dogs- your canine friends and pals to be making those healthy choices right alongside you. Remember our dogs are prone to health issues just as we are- obesity, diabetes, heart disease, to name a few.

The originiators

My three first workout doga and running partners that started me on a road to health Sandy, Candycane, and Skyler

December challenge being planned

In the month of December I will be offering up a challenge for you and your dog. The challenge will be meant to bring us into a calmer, more peaceful, healthier, more flexible lifestyle with your dog by your side. Doga style.

Where else to find us:

To watch us live you can go to Periscope, or Facebook and follow us to be able to find us live or catch the replays when you can’t catch us live. In the meantime get ready for the challenge- I hope to release the challenge the last week of November! Here and on our Facebook page.


Facebook business page link:
Instagram page link:
Periscope or Twitter handle to follow along with:


Until next time, have a happy and healthy tail waggin day,

The All American Dog Runner Girl and her Four American Dogs


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Leashed vs unleashed

By September 19, 2017 The 4 American Dogs Blog, The All American Dog Runner Girl's Blog

To leash or unleash your dog that is the question?

Scout and Liberty kept Pam running on this cool autumn morning September 1, 2017.

A friend posted something on Facebook yesterday, so I thought I’d go with it today! And dwelve into the subject more, breaking it down and talking about all possibilities. The Pros and cons, the when to leash and when not to, etc. How to handle walks or runs with your dog. You get the idea!

My main subject today was being seen while out for a walk or run with your dog, so we will talk about both which go hand in hand as it goes.

Going for a walk or run with your dog.

While going for a walk with your dog, you should consider purchasing a reflective vest for your dog. I purchased my dogs vests through . If you go out at night I urge you to get one,  although day use is helpful too. The reflective vests I have allow my dogs to carry their own doggy poop bags empty and full! And my keys!

Week of firsts

Out turnaround point for our first run back after a few weeks.

Correct side of the road to walk or run on.

Walking or running on the side of the street opposite on coming traffic allows traffic and you to see each other without having to waste precious moments turning around.  Actually here in NYS, it is the correct way to walk on the street and is in the NYS driving manual!

Walking or running on the opposite side will allow you to see the oncoming traffic IMMEDIATELY and allow you to move over on to the curb, sidewalk (which I recommend you use in the first place if available), or just plain out of the way of a driver who lost control. Today there are drivers that still text and drive, etc so be forewarned!

If everyone is on the correct side you will not have to worry or worry less, about approaching unfamiliar dogs and risk any dogs becoming aggressive or wrapped in the leashes.

Get Your Leash On!

Getting your leash on will ensure the safety of your dog and you as well. First the obvious- your dog will not be able to run into traffic while chasing that “SQUIRREL!”.  It will also protect the wildlife from having to run away from your dog.  Even if you have perfect voice recall with your dog, if your dog sees something more attractive to them, they can be drawn to it and not care about coming back to you. So having a leash on your dog is protecting you, your dog, and all other animals around the two of you.

I would also like to mention, that leashes- although a safe way to walk your dog and something I am a fan of- can be a negative thing when meeting new dogs. Not all dogs will be friendly on leash, it can make a friendly dog lunge out at other dogs to get to them. Leashes can be inhibitors to being able to sniff another dog and be friends with a new dog. Not having their freedom to meet and greet a dog correctly can result in aggressive acts. So when walking or running with your dog please refrain from letting your dog meet new dogs. Also when your dog is attached to you they could go into a protective mode and any other dog or person who comes close to you could be in danger, and be a considered threat to the two of you. So PLEASE use caution when approaching other dogs- if on the road, walking or running in different directions. You should be ok, as you pass each other by being on opposite sides!

Lights, reflective gear

As I mentioned above lights and reflective gear will help be seen at night, you can buy clip on little lights for collars and clothing that you can place on each of you to help be seen. Reflective gear can work with those lights as well as oncoming cars lights. Reflective gear also help during the day time. I noticed years ago that UPS uses reflective vests for their employees and requires them to wear their vests at all times when they exit the truck to deliver a package to you! Day and night people will see that vest and look twice to avoid hitting you!

Ok, so bottom line, being seen by oncoming traffic is so important to the safety of you and your dog while out and about. Also when using a leash keep your dog safe from harm, use it wisely!

On that note, until next time, have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day.

The All American Dog Runner and the 4 American Dogs


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Who am I?

By September 18, 2017 Six Legged Companion Coach Blog, The 4 American Dogs Blog, The All American Dog Runner Girl's Blog

Who am I?

The originiators

My three first workout doga and running partners that started me on a road to health Sandy, Candycane, and Skyler


Ok, I’m taking some prompts from a past Blogtember for some of my blogs for the rest of September, just to get me up and writing more and more.  I did feel like I need more of an introduction to here is  a real “introduction” post for all to get to know us. At times I think what can I write about, so I’m just gonna do a couple of lists. Everybody likes lists, right?
5 Names You Should Know About on this Site
1. Pamela Schmidlin- that’s me, my real name
2. The All American Dog Runner. All American because I have followed the American path, growing up going to school, with two great parents as my support system, then continuing in college, grad school, enlisting in the Army to solely defend her country.Dog Runner because I love running and for years would rather run and just love running with my dog.
3. The 4 American Dogs- First there was Candy, Sammy, Kelso, and Candycane. Then Candycane was joined by Skyler, Sandy, and Scout. Now Scout is joined by Liberty, Freedom, and Justice. American because they are true blue Americans. And because Scout and Liberty are mostly American Foxhounds I kept that in their overall title here!
4. Six Legged Companion Coach- As a certified health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN), and a professional dog trainer and professional dogographer,  Pam wanted to combine all these into one title, and since she wants to include her dogs in her work she gives credit to them always. Her two legs and their four legs give you the six legs in 6 legged. Pam refuses to call her dogs her babies, furbabies, etc, she is not a pet parent, but a companion to her dogs. So you have the companion part of the title. Finally Coach, being a health coach- officially certified, and a dog trainer- trained as such. You have the Coach.
5 General Things You Should Know
1. I am a dog lover.
2. I love photography, computer graphics, videography, running(with my dogs), doga, and beach body, and writing.
3. I’m VEGAN and I have a high respect and treat animals with that high respect.
4. I love being outdoors but there are times I have a hard time leaving my house and it takes every cell in my body to leave the house and yard.
5. I have PTSD, and had suffered Strokes which the drs are puzzled as to why I did suffer them.
5 Strange Things About Me
1. I do go to bed early, and wake up early- usually as my dogs jump all over me!
2. I’m an introvert so I thrive on alone time. I’m not antisocial, but I need a little time to recover after social events.
3. I love classic black and white movies.
4. I’m a Disney fanatic.
5. I am a planner and need to plan my day and make my list of things to do every night, things can be added but carefully and they need to be things I really need to be doing!
5 of My Very Favorite Things
1. Doga
2. Animal and Nature Photography.
3. Writing lists and setting goals
4. Writing (blogs and my novel)
5. Calm days- overcast days in the morning when I run, then rainy days. I don’t mind running in the rain, as long as my phone is safe as I run with my apps! (I rarely use my headphones, if at all anymore)
5 of My Very LEAST Favorite Things
1. People
2. Not having control of things in my life
3. Clutter
4.  Mess
5. When people are jealous and put others down, particularly me!
5 Things on My Bucket List
1. Train my dogs to be Service Dogs
2. Build my blog and be a PROFESSIONAL BLOGGER and offer up help to others and their dogs to live the happiest and healthiest tail waggin’ life ever!
3. Take at least one great professional photo everyday for a year
4. Buy 6 properties around my house and make it one property, etc!
5. Finish my novel and have it turn into a movie (also write the screenplay to go along with it), Oh and meet the First Family!
We want you to subscribe, once you subscribe we will have freebies that will come your way for you and your dog to live that happy and healthy lifestyle TOGETHER!!
Until tomorrow have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day.

Pam the All American Dog Runner

and the 4 American Dogs

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Wag time!

By September 14, 2017 The All American Dog Runner Girl's Blog

Wag time!

A early morning run with Freedom!

I heard you I’m waiting to go further on …..let’s go already, Pam!

Wag your dogs way to a healthy day!

As we all know exercise and keeping our minds and bodies active throughout the day is so important! So why not help your dog to TOTAL health?!?! Go out and hire, you can do it on the go to. If you don’t have that 1/2 hour or hour to get home and walk your dog, get on your phone and help your dog.

Wag! Made it so easy for you to earn your income while thinking and acting healthy for your dog. You can do it all at once now!

They can themselves the Uber of Dog walking. All the dog walkers/ sitters are insured and bonded!

I love animals so much I decided to add myself to the Wag! list of dog walkers in my area. I’ve done dog walking before, I run your dog as well, I talk to your dog, I leave the headset behind. I only take on clients between 1 and 4 pm due to other commitments I have made. But I have been walking dogs for over ten years and can’t wait to meet your furry friend.

Wag Info

walk or run your dog!


I want to be sure you don’t come home to a mess, and more importantly that your dogs walk or run themselves to a happy and healthy day. So if your in the Smithtown area and your dog is home waiting for a walk, hire a Wag walker, if your anywhere in the USA hire a Wag walker for your dog! Think of your dogs happiness and health today!

You too can get a report card on your dogs walk  for the day, and know when your dog poops or pees so you know they’re not doing so in the house or apartment!


Download the Wag app today and at a moments notice you can schedule a Wag walker to come walk your dog, or you can schedule a recurring dog walk so your dog can get into a routine with that dog walker.

To make leaving your key to your home for the walker safe Wag will send you a lock box, that has a code that only you and your walk know!…..


Wag! app

Okay, so now that you know how to have it all for your dog. Until our next blog, have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day!

The All American Dog Runner, Pam

Wearing her  US Army  dog tags  that clang along on their walks.

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Canicross vs Running with your dog

By September 13, 2017 The 4 American Dogs Blog, The All American Dog Runner Girl's Blog

Running with Your Dog

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Fats and Vitamins can provide alot for a healthy dog and human to move and be alive!

Running with your dog is simple and easy to do. Right? You can do it whenever you want, your dog will always be ready to go. All you have to do is put your running shoes and clothes on, and your get your dog’s collar and leash on them and head out the door. OK, you may need to grab those doggy bags, water, any reflective gear or lights, paw protection, but within an easy 10-15 minutes maximum you can be heading our the door with your dog!



Canicross is basically going for a run with your dog. With the exception of the fact that is all done on soft trails- not paved trails but actual trails. By the way, this is nicer for your dogs because pavement can be tough on your dogs paws. Have you ever tried to run barefoot on pavement before? I have – it’s not pretty…….Imagine what your dog’s paws go through as you run together down the road. My feet were only able to take so much, so if you opt to run with your dog do so with shorter distances and switch to canicross for your dog’s paws! Another thing canicross differs with is the fact the leash is usually a stretchy leash like a bungee cord type leash to absorb the pulling your dog will be doing.

Other than what is mentioned above the two activities are fairly similar, and in the colder months, we intend on taking to the trails and participating in canicross again, until then we will stay safe and keep our distance down.

Ok, so we just had to talk about both activities because our first race is a run with your dog race with us, and our second is on trails and can be treated more like a canicross event.

Until tomorrow, have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day.

The 4 American Dogs- Scout, Liberty, Freedom, and Justice

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Free for you!

By September 7, 2017 The All American Dog Runner Girl's Blog

Back to School!

Waiting to train

waiting for promises to be kept- come on Pam, let’s shoot these videos and train!!

It’s not just Back to School time for people anymore, it’s time to get your dogs back in the classroom, or Back to School. They too have to learn some basic behaviors to be happy and healthy and live a great life alongside you and be in society!

Okay so the long awaited training guide, is available for you to start your training with your dog. All you have to do is sign up for it over to the right on this page! So subscribe here and you will get your free guide! It’s a short ebook, with step by step directions on training your dog (and you). Keep in mind even when you train your dog, your dog does end up training you as well. You and your dog will end up bonding over any training you do together, heck anything you do together. Let’s try to keep all the bonding positive and upbeat.


What it’s all about

The guide will offer the basic behaviors every dog should know. This is only the first of many free guides that will be offered here on our site/ blog.  So signup and subscribe to us here and you too will get this and more coming your way!

More helpful tips

Some more helpful tips: Do not yell when training your dog, Speak clearly in a commanding voice, keep it nice!

Keep a leash on your dog even if in a contained area, keep a loose leash, the leash is only there to help you keep control over your dog and to show your dog it is you and your dog’s time, not the squirrel that just ran by!

If you do need to correct your dog on leash, give your dog a quick tug and release….it’s a snap of the leash and a quick release- taking no more than 2-3 seconds. Do not pull the leash, or it can hurt the dog.

Practice the behaviors 2-3 times a day for no less than 1-2 weeks. Each training session should be 10-15 minutes at a time. Training sessions do not need to be longer than this as your dog can lose focus after that. Keep training consistent and do not give up. Schedule training into your busy schedule so your dog is not ignored!!

More to Come…..

There are more guides, videos, and more to come so subscribe to be the first to get this freebie and more which is being created daily more freebies will be uncovered often. Ebooks, guides, videos, and more. We also want to hear from you.

Don’t forget go to the right and subscribe to get the Free Guide!

Until next time have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day!

The All American Dog Runner Girl

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Another Training Update

By September 2, 2017 The All American Dog Runner Girl's Blog

Another Training Update

Today, we are talking physical training, yes another training update. Our physical training and what we’re training for. The two races that we’re training for are:

the Running of the Bull 5k in Smithtown, Long Island, NY.  To run along and to register yourself today you can click on the picture below or the name of the race above.

Running of the Bull Sept 23rd- Our first chosen race we will use for our fundraiser.


the Dog Day 5k in Doylestown, PA  To find out more about the event or to register for the event you can click on the link above or the picture below.

Dog Day 5k, in PA on October 8th- our second final race we have chosen!

We would love to see you for either race or see you in our training throughout the month of September.We will be running a 5k distance on Monday thru Fridays .

Our First Run

Stopping for a group Selfie before our September 1st training run, to welcome in the new month.

We ran the Running of the Bull 5k course on September 1st and can be found running the course through the month until race day!

And Scout and Liberty (as well as Justice and Freedom) will keep Pam running the whole way, even if they have to drag her behind them!

Scout and Liberty kept Pam running on this cool autumn morning September 1, 2017.

Once the race is over we will take to a different course to be revealed later and continue training for the Dog Day 5k.

If you want to join us in our training and you cannot physically make you can follow along on Twitter everyday to see how we did and the course we did and all.

Follow us on Twitter @thedogrunner

And to make those runs count, you can use the Walk for a Dog App on your phone, when using this app you can walk, run or ride your bike with your dog to raise money for your chosen shelter and the dogs there. I mean how cool is that? Click the link above for more info and to download the app so you join in on the training on your own time, pace , and everything.

How to train

Ok 3 miles might be a daunting distance for the new walker or runner, but I promise anyone in good health can do it. If you decide to run it start with a shorter distance and run maybe a mile nice and slow then walk when you need to. If you need more instruction on how to train at where  you and or your dog are at the present moment you can contact us here and we will help you make a specific training plan for yourself to finish a 5k and improve your health.

Don’t forget to subscribe

Go to the right on this page in the sidebar and scroll down to subscribe and automatically get updates sent to your inbox. It’s Free!

Until tomorrow, have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day. Tomorrow the Six Legged Companion coach will take you through her journey with Beachbody and Shakeology and all these programs have to offer herself and YOU!

How to donate to a great cause

Since we are running and racing to raise money for Paws for War an organization that trains and helps shelter dogs to become service dogs for veterans that fought for all we have in America today. We want to tell you how to donate and help Paws for War. You can donate here:


Just click above and it will bring you to the page to donate and help veterans live their lives a little easier awhile helping save a shelter dog! WIN,WIN, WIN,WIN!!

The All American Dog Runner Girl



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Three Week Yoga Retreat

By August 25, 2017 Six Legged Companion Coach Blog, The All American Dog Runner Girl's Blog

Three Week Yoga Retreat

This week was the start of the Three Week Yoga Retreat. This is one of the many many programs that Beachbody offers. The first week is all about getting to know how to properly do Yoga and some basic basic poses correctly and how to flow from one pose to the next. Upward to Downward Dog for instance. Now to watch my dogs closely as well as they wake and stretch and go from Upward to Downward Dog. It really is a beautiful movement. My goal is to look at beautiful and graceful as my dogs while doing these poses!


Upward dog

The three week journey (actually a lifetime journey with Yoga) you will find yourself getting stronger, more flexible, and improving your balance as you learn different poses and postures.

Triangle Pose

Triangle Pose Day 1


Plank Day 1

Tree Pose

Tree Pose Day 1

Creasant Pose

Cresant Pose Day 1

Warrior 2

Warrior 2 Pose Day 1

Forward Fold

Forward Fold Day 1

What Beachbody Coaches can earn while completing different programs and becoming better coaches to help others.

Posting these at Day 21 with new final pictures will help me earn a Free Yoga Bracelet. I’m excited, as I’m already on Day 5 on this Friday and things are going well.

Another reason I’m doing 3 week retreat

Another reason I’m doing the 3 week retreat is that I am trying to learn yoga poses well so I can properly bring my dogs into my practice. I can learn how to properly assist each other and train them to do the practice on my mat with me! I will be needing the worlds largest doga mat though as I plan on practicing with ALL 4 of my dogs each and every morning!

Ok, so that is a little about my three week yoga challenge if you check back or better yet subscribe over to the right to get automatic updates as I post them here. Until my next update have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day!




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New Challenges

By August 24, 2017 Six Legged Companion Coach Blog, The All American Dog Runner Girl's Blog

New Challenges

Let’s talk about challenges that we are undertaking for awhile.

Challenge 1- Running

September Running. During the month of September, the 4 American Dogs and the All American Dog Runner Girl are running 5 days a week training for two races in on September 23 and October 8.

Challenge 2- PIYO

During the next 60 days starting last Monday- 8/20/ 17, we will start doing PIYO workouts everyday. Chalene Johnson has devised a program which combines Pilates and Yoga. Since holding poses for some time is not her thing, she goes into the poses and moves through them so one stays active and all! I would love to do a dog assisted PIYO session with her for all to do with their dogs. How fun would that be!


Scout working out! Is this Scout doing a crouching pushup?

Challenge 3- Three week Yoga Retreat

During the next three weeks, once again we started 8/20/ 17. We will be doing the beach body three week yoga retreat. Why am I doing this? You may be asking, ok, as a runner one can become tight and all and we need to help our bodys with proper stretching. Also for balance, yes to work on balance. Balance is really important in life- physically, mentally, and emotionally and yoga will help me with this.

Most importantly learning the poses more and how to properly do them. Will help me in my studies to become a certified DOGA instructor and understand more on how to help me include my dogs in my YOGA or Doga Practice. Studying under‘s Suzi Teitelman.

So those are a few important challenges I have taken on here at Doggone Healthy Choices. As the days go on we will talk more about how they are going and other challenges in our lives! So please check back frequently- if you choose you can go over to the right on this page and subscribe to get the updates automatically!

Until tomorrow have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day!


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Introduction to the Six Legged Companion Coach

By August 21, 2017 The All American Dog Runner Girl's Blog

Introduction to the Six Legged Companion Coach

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The Six Legged Companion Coach and two of her 4 American Dogs

What? Did you say you have never heard of a Six Legged Companion Coach? Well that could be because there is no other one than Pam.

Why and how she came up with the title:

There is a reason behind Pam coming up with her title.

First her real name is Pamela Schmidlin. She is from Long Island, NY. And here we will break down the title and explain why she choose the title name!

Let’s start with Six Legged- no she doesn’t have 6 legs, BUT as a professional dog trainer- yes, she did study and have experience working with canines in the past. So she took her two legs and her dogs four legs and added them because she opted to coach along side her dogs, as her dogs are just as much a great coach to her and others as anyone else could ever be. We can learn so much from our dogs- take Yoga for instance. In Yoga one of the most well known poses is the Downward Dog (you don’t even have to practice Yoga know of this pose). We get the move literally from the dog. It’s the first thing you can find our dogs doing in the morning- immediately followed by an Upward Dog of course. (The probably second most known pose in Yoga). And then you have the Extended Puppy Pose which is taken from well the young dogs i.e. PUPPIES! Most Yoga poses which are so healthy for humans to do are taken from well the animals. Her followers and students are called Six Legged Companion Teams!

Companion- Pam doesn’t  call her dogs her babies or anything so mundane. It actually offends her. She is not a pet parent- she considered them Best Friends, but more over companions to her.

Coach- this is fairly easy to explain. As a dog trainer, she is a coach to those who need to learn how to work and live with their dogs. And as a health coach she took the trainer and turned that into Coach. She prefers to be known as a coach than trainer. She also most recently became a Beachbody coach. Which you will hear more about in the upcoming weeks ahead.

What is she here to do:

The Six Legged Companion Coach is here to help people live a healthy and happy lifestyle with their dogs ALONGSIDE her dogs AKA the 4 American Dogs.

Where can she be found:

She can be found on Instagram @thehealthydogrunner

Twitter@ the dogrunner

So until our next post here have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day.

The Six Legged Companion Coach

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