New Owner - How many miles?
This is my first post. I'm getting my first dog since I was a kid. I'm pretty excited.
One of the main reasons I wanted a GSD was an exercise partner.
I'm trying to learn some guidelines in my head do I don't over work him and cause hip / bone damage.
Typically I may run 3 miles, hike 7, or mountain bike 12 - 25 miles. I do this 3 times a week any random combination. I know the dog needs daily exercise but above is the most strenuous I will do.
For the first year do I only walk him while his bones develope? If so how many miles at a time?
After a year how much activity is ok? Is it ok to take him on 3 15mile MTB rides a week?