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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Am I over exercising/under exercising my puppy

Hi all, I just got a 13 week old shepherd and I take her on walks 3 times a day each ranging from 35-60 minutes each totalling roughly 3.5-4 kms (2.17 - 2.5 miles) I just wanna make sure that I’m exercising her correctly don’t want to mess up her hips or making her work to hard for no reason.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 04:06 PM
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If she's going at her own pace and mostly on grass with plenty of opportunities to sniff around and do doggy things,you're good!
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Don't know how driven your puppy is but recommend taking it easy with fetch, short tosses, until your pup turns 1. Made that mistake. Frolicking around happy in a safe, open space is great for puppies as long as they're not eating harmful things.

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It does sound like a lot for a pup, maybe you could make the second walk some playtime on grass?

I don't know how old you are, but that's a lot of mileage for a human too! (6-7 miles a day)

Be sure to wear good sneakers with good arch support...I learned that the hard way...I wore my ancient Nikes for about 6 months and developed some plantar fasciitis in my left heel! It went away after I bought new sneakers.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-28-2019, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Hey sorry i worded that wrong we so roughly 2.5-3 miles a day not each.

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It does sound like a lot for a pup, maybe you could make the second walk some playtime on grass?

I don't know how old you are, but that's a lot of mileage for a human too! (6-7 miles a day)

Be sure to wear good sneakers with good arch support...I learned that the hard way...I wore my ancient Nikes for about 6 months and developed some plantar fasciitis in my left heel! It went away after I bought new sneakers.
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