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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Walking Puppy at 4 mo.

After reading the post about running a puppy, I thought I'd better ask about walking a puppy. Lucy is almost 4 mo. old. I have been walking her on the sidewalk one to three times a day for 1.4 miles each time. Is this harmful to her?
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So long as she's readily keeping up and has no sign of lameness, there is nothing wrong with what you are doing.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 10:35 AM
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So long as she's readily keeping up and has no sign of lameness, there is nothing wrong with what you are doing.

I agree! For my dogs, the amount you are doing (if it's on leash) wouldn't even tire them out at that age...


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Personally I would not leash walk a puppy on pavement for that distance. The best exercise for puppies is off leash on soft surfaces so they can decide where/when they want to stop or rest.

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