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.

Comments for Walks for puppy

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 06, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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/

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.








Breaking News

  1. Chance

    Mar 31, 20 06:21 PM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* DOB: April 2018 Akbash Cross Chance is a wonderful boy who is great with all the dogs he has met to-date. He's a big boy at 120

    Read More

  2. Dew claws - trimming

    Mar 31, 20 08:06 AM

    How can I trim his claw? It has curled back into his toe

    Read More

  3. Walking a worker

    Mar 29, 20 03:03 PM

    Is it ok to take a working dog for walks outside their fenced perimeter or would that encourage them to stray off. Or to take them in the car with you

    Read More

  4. Eyes

    Mar 21, 20 09:10 AM

    Have a pyredoodle pup 5 mo old, why are her eyes red?

    Read More

  5. Maggie - Courtesy Posting

    Mar 18, 20 04:11 PM

    Maggie is a gorgeous pure white 18 month old white fluffy. My family and I have had to make the tough decision to rehome her as the current situation

    Read More

  6. Socializing Pyr mix

    Mar 18, 20 12:30 PM

    This girl is lovely and we love her, we recently rehomed her, but she is very serious and does not even look at us when we call her name! We don't think

    Read More

  7. Kado - Courtesy Posting

    Mar 16, 20 04:20 PM

    Big sweet Kado is 2.5 years old. He was rescued by his family when they saw him tied up on a short chain. As always, he will only go to a home with a securely

    Read More

  8. Sleeps a lot / Blood shot eyes

    Mar 14, 20 08:39 AM

    Why do her eyes sleep alot and are red and it bloodshot.? Is this normal?

    Read More