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pets4life 12-06-2013 02:09 PM

is it okay to do this
 
I have such a small crappy yard now but my dog really loves to do this every day, the space is small she doesnt care she loves it the most her fave thing to do.

I dont wanna do it in public because I don't wanna get in trouble unless we are far out. Is it okay on the joints? my dog is 4.


IMG_0335-1_zps03f9af0f.mp4 Video by animals1981 | Photobucket

boomer11 12-06-2013 02:21 PM

i think you posted the wrong video because your dog isnt doing anything?

pets4life 12-06-2013 02:29 PM

yeah playing fetch for like an hour or so

IMG_0336_zps5f285c12.mp4 Video by animals1981 | Photobucket

IMG_0334-1_zps9085a674.mp4 Video by animals1981 | Photobucket

boomer11 12-06-2013 02:38 PM

lol i didnt see the ball in her mouth in the first video. why wouldnt it be ok? its not like she's running full speed on a hard surface. that doesnt look like it's really going to tire her out though. i too have a small yard and i never play fetch in it. i'd rather play in the front yard and throw it into my neighbors yard

why would you get in trouble for playing fetch in public?

Harry and Lola 12-06-2013 05:30 PM

Imo looks OK, if it were me I wouldn't encourage full speed towards the fence which will require him to put on the brakes quickly. Fence running like this (where there is speed and sudden stops) can be detriment to joints, when Lola was diagnosed with HD, we were advised by an expert to cease all high speed runs where she is required to stop suddenly. However, your dog looks fine, he is not running with top speed and stopping suddenly.

Baillif 12-06-2013 05:45 PM

Looks good to me. Shes quick I like it.


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