Re: How much walking for a puppy is ok?
Walks of any length are good for a growing puppy. Walking your dog long distances will absolutely not damage her/his joints! There is not a shred of evidence that suggests that you need to limit the length of walks you take your pups on.
Chama is 14 years old. I adopted her at 5 weeks old. By the time she was 8 weeks old she was walking a total of 5, yes I said FIVE, miles a day. When she was 3 months old she went on a 5 day backpacking trip where we often hiked as much as 6 hours a day.
I have had several dogs with hip dysplasia and although I have limited their high-impact exercise, I have consistently walked and/or hiked with them many miles a day. Vets have told me that the reason my dogs do as well as they do is because they are in such good physical condition.
A one hour walk will be absolutely fine for your pup.
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