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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

Vegan Dogs and People

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

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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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Introduction to the Dog Runner

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

Introduction to the Dog Runner

the new America!

A Girl and Her Dog!

The Dog Runner has recently changed her title to be more specific so her title is now the All American Dog Runner Girl.

Let’s break it down:

ALL AMERICAN because Pam is as All American as one can get, she tried to follow the American path as much as possible. She graduated from primary school and went directly to college, graduate school, etc and in between had jobs to get experience. She enlisted in the US Army to serve and protect her country and the land she loves.

Dog Runner because Pam loves and has loved running with her dog for years. To this day she has a hard time running without her dog or dogs. In fact, she has had to make her own event to raise money for the charity of their choosing  to be able to run a course with her dogs. You can read more about that event on the event page and updating blogs in the next few weeks, and all. There are two races that the pack will be running in as well!!

Girl because Pam is a well, GIRL, not GAL, not just a person but gender specifically a GIRL! And she has GIRL POWER on her side!

What she wants to do:

Pam wants to bring information on her website/ blogs along with her 4 American Dogs about living a happy and healthy lifestyle together.

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

Where she can be found outside this blog:

You can also follow Pam on Instagram @thehealthydogrunner

on Twitter@the dogrunner

and on Youtube @PamelaSchm2


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Event Update……

By August 17, 2017 The All American Dog Runner Girl's Blog

Update on the September Event

Due to training only on weekdays, the last few weeks and the fact that we have to put a hold on the first weekend due to the All American Dog Runner Girls schedule. We will run a 5k each weekday in September, starting after labor day weekend and ending on October 8th. So We will continue to train throughout the month of September and include two 5k’s as well on Sept 23 (Saturday) in Smithtown, NY and on October 8th (Sunday) in PA! Otherwise the 5k’s on Mon thru Friday will resume more as training runs for these two races. And on October 8- the All American Dog Runner Girl will attempt to run with 3 to 4 dogs in the race! Can she do it? That is of course with all the other dogs around them! YIKES!

So slight changes have been made and all but the event has not been stopped and we are still going to be raising money for Paws for War!

Paws for War....

Justice sits outside the door of Paws for War. Yes our 4 legged friends are the true definition of all those words behind her.

TO donate for a great cause you can go to this link:


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Running with your dog

By August 1, 2017 The All American Dog Runner Girl's Blog

Running with Your Dog

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One of my favorite topics to talk about and do in life! I started running with my dogs years ago. And to this day I cannot run without my dog. However doing so safely is important. And hopefully today I will give you somethings to think about as you head out the door.

Safely Running with Your Dog

Before you head out the door with your dog PLEASE consider these things to keep you and your dog safe.

Keep a leash on your dog. Keeping a leash on your dog, no matter how well they are trained to stay by your side will keep them safe from harm. Whether that means the one time chase of the “SQUIRREL!” that brings them to cross the road in front of potential traffic. Or running up to that deer infested with deer ticks. Or simply running up to the stranger with their dog who is simply walking with their dog the proper way- one dog off leash can antagonize the other and a fight can result. So many things can happen so why not keep you, your dog, other dogs, other animals, the environment and anything/ one else I forgot safe and sound!

Which brings me to the Environment, if your dog is off leash and needs to go, your dog can be far ahead of you and you may not see where they go and someone may not just see it as “SH…..I….T…..Happens!” No one likes to step in the loads left behind, I know it annoys me… please be responsible and PICK UP THE POOP!

Leashes should be a comfortable length of 4 to 6 ft, not to short, not to long. Okay if your insistent on letting your dog off leash, let them drag a long line of 20 ft as they run with you, so they are in fact on leash but you are hands free. BUT make sure they are good no GREAT at voice control. And please be sure you are in an area where others will not be bothered. Or your dog cannot run into traffic. And watch your dog 100% of the time, not 90%, not 95%, BUT 100%!

Protect your feet with the proper running shoe of course- you can go into your running store and they can custom fit you for the proper shoe for you. Also protect your dogs paws from the elements- be it the hot pavement or freezing snow or ice. You can put dog boots on your dog. This can be funny at first as your dog may walk funny- hey they’re probably no used to wearing anything on their paws! OR you can get paw wax such as Mushers Wax or some other paw protection there are more and more coming out on the market everyday. But this can be rubbed on their paws and your set to go out and run!

Supplies Needed

Here is a list of supplies you will need before you head out the door:

Leash/ Collar

Paw/ Foot protection


Treats (optional)

Knowledge of basic training

You and your dog should know some basic commands

Time of Day

What time of day are you going to be running? Running in the morning especially in the summer months will reduce the risk of overheating of you and your dog. It will keep the risk of paw damage due to hot pavement down as well.

Running at night and you and your dog will need reflective gear and or lights to lead the way. This is so that you do not trip and fall over or on your dog. Your dog will be fine as they are able to see in low light situations and can detect movement! Yes, they are your built in motion detectors. Although if you must run in the dark, I do highly suggest you bring your dog- especially any ladies out there, as you will have that added protection from attackers- few attackers will mess with someone with a dog because even the smallest of dogs can be a huge protector of their humans!

Ok, these are just some of the things to think about when you go out running with your dog. May I suggest getting my book “Get Your Leash On!” to read up on everything about Running with your dog! Here is the link: You can click on the image below to bring you there as well.

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


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