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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2012, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Walk in the Mountains

I took my 10 week old for a walk in the mountains here in New Mexico. After watching MaggieRoseLee's video of her hiking adventure with her pup, I gave it a shot. He loved it, he wasn't eating rocks, dirt, or anything. His attention was on me, and what and where I was going. The only time he stopped was to sit when he saw people or other animals. It was an awesome experience, the little guy got back to the car and fell asleep in literally 30 seconds!!!!
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When I lived in New Mexico I took my dogs hiking in the mountains all of the time. Chama started hiking the minute I brought her home. When she would get tired I would just pick her up and carry her for a while.

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We were in the Santa Fe National Forrest. He had a blast, but he wouldn't eat when we got home, and all he has done since we got back was sleep. I have no idea what's going on.
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Maybe he's just worn out from the activity.. both physical and mental. He's still very young. Maybe after a good sleep he'll be ready to eat. Did he get too hot? It seems like a lot of activity for a ten week old, but I don't know.

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The hike was short, 10-15 minutes, if that. I just wanted something for him to do outside of the house. He is still off and on sleeping, and is still not playing at all. I found pebbles in his poop. I am slowly starting to worry. There is a lot of just laying around with no interest.
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The hike was short, 10-15 minutes, if that. I just wanted something for him to do outside of the house. He is still off and on sleeping, and is still not playing at all. I found pebbles in his poop. I am slowly starting to worry. There is a lot of just laying around with no interest.
Hopefully he'll pass the gravel/rocks, we need to pay attention and discourage that behavior by practicing our 'leave it'.

It sounds like you did an appropriate amount of exercise for his age at 10 or 15 minutes....

I'm hoping it's just the reason I do these hiking trips. To really socialize as well as mentally/physically challenge my puppy. And it IS exhausting for them with the car ride and all the other fun adventures for them.






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Yes it was exhausting. He still wasn't eating until I gave him soft puppy food. Every time I put his hard food down he would spit it out. Very finicky eater I guess. I am going to try again. Maybe he doesn't like this type of hard food?
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Yes it was exhausting. He still wasn't eating until I gave him soft puppy food. Every time I put his hard food down he would spit it out. Very finicky eater I guess. I am going to try again. Maybe he doesn't like this type of hard food?
I'm hoping the food issue is completely different from the walking issue...

Our GSD's can be very picky, we even have a sticky because so many people need help to work it out...

Click this ---> https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...cky-eater.html






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I'm hoping the food issue is completely different from the walking issue...

Our GSD's can be very picky, we even have a sticky because so many people need help to work it out...

Click this ---> https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...cky-eater.html

He ended up having a bacterial infection. He has been on meds, and I have been watching him closely. He is eating more than ever right now.
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Glad you got it checked out and that it wasn't the hike, since he liked it so much!
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