Walks for puppy

by Charlotte
(BC Canada )

I have a 15 week old great Pyrenees puppy. I also have a 11 year old blue heeler border collie cross. Both live inside with our family of 5 and 2 cats and a rabbit. We go out for walks once or twice a day between half a mile to 1 and a half miles. We walk pretty slow. It takes us about 21ish minutes to do a mile. I also allow supervised play between the dogs for 10 to 30 minutes in the yard. I feel like he enjoys the walks but am wondering about his growing joints. Any advice for me would be great. I want to provide him with exercise but don't want to compromise his growing body.

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Walking puppy
by: Donna

You sound like a lovely considerate dog person. Play and training is also good for puppy.

Here is a rule of thumb for you:

According to the Kennel Club UK, a good rule of thumb when deciding how much to walk your puppy is a ratio of five minutes of exercise per month of age. For example, when your puppy is three months old, walk them for 15 minutes a day. When they're six months old, you'll be walking 30 minutes a day.

If you're interested, here is a free dog training workshop with Susan Garrett and her team.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/freedogtrainingworkshop/?ref=bookmarks

If you haven't already, here is a fun game that you can increase in challenge as your puppy gets is.

https://susangarrettdogagility.com/2018/06/why-choice-is-the-critical-key-to-a-great-dog/

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