thx kzoppa,.. my problem is that i cant take him more than once outside.. anyway i will make the one hour walk 4 days a week and on the 3 other days just a short walk.. i also give him daily jumping and playing with the ball exercises and keeps him in a big place where he can run and walk whenever he wants..i think a few shorter walks would be best as the added time on the walk could stress the joints almost like a puppy weighing more than they should as they grow. Shasta is almost 6 months old and does fine with 2-3 15-20 minute walks a day and some play time.
so you dont believe in that theory of 5 minutes walking per time for each month of the puppy's age ).. i too dont believe in it because according to this mine should walk only 30 minutes per time while i see him walking an hour with no problem..6 months old and only an hour? thats like you only eating 1/8th of your dinner. not satisfying
thx for all your answers..
actually one hour early in the morning (from 6 am to 7 am) is perfectly fine with me.. i would like to go with him for another walk in the evening but unfortunately the area i live in is full of cars and ppl and walking a dog after 8 am wouldnt be interesting!!..
i live in egypt and we dont have dogs parks as most of you have..
I do 2-5 mile trail off leash hikes with my 3 month old long coat GSD 5-6 days a week... The other 1-2 days are usually an hour or two on the beach of walking and playing. She does really well and usually has even more energy to burn afterwords. I would think 1 hour even on pavement at a slower pace would be perfectly fine.
Im with Ace on this, ive heard alot of horror stories on to much exercise with young pups still developing. I waited to take mine for walks til he was 5 months old and that was barely 1/2 mile. To paranoid for me i guess.A 2-5 mile trail with a 3 month old pup??? That is a lot. May want to be careful about those hips on the pup at such a young age. That is a lot o stress on thos young and still forming hips. I would think a 1/2 mile is good enough and of course you have normal in house/yard play time.