Re: Proper Exercise for puppies
I too have read and wondered about restricted exercise, but I trust my breeder and she said to let Zuzu do what she could, and let her rest when she was tired. I did and still do avoid paved roads, but at an early age, she was going on long off-leash strolls in the woods, learning to swim and playing with other pups.
She rarely slowed down during a walk or romp, but would snooze in the car and be pooped at home before recharging her batteries. we also played on playground equipment to get her used to surfaces and unfamiliar objects. She loved it all.
She started the carpeted stairs at about 9 weeks, slowly.
Now at five months, she's fit, muscular and has amazing stamina. She runs and runs on the beach after birds, swims like an otter and is calm and happy the rest of the day---mostly.
I'm lucky to have access to great off-leash areas to romp, not sure what I'd do without them!
Aik vom Haus Gold "The Rock" Age 11
Zuzu--gsd DOB 4-21-09. Naughty n' nice
Lucy, Black GSD 2/1997-12-25-2008.
" T'was Heaven with you Here."
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Shining found treasures both.