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taking my puppy for a walk??

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by staffy_missy, Apr 30, 2011.


  1. staffy_missy

    staffy_missy PetForums Member

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    my puppy will soon be ready to start going for walks she will be 14 weeks old when she can as shes had her injections. She is a staffy cross labrador how many times a day do i need to walk her for? And how many times a day??
     
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    portiaa PetForums VIP

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    There a rule saying '5 mins per month of age' until mature.

    3months- 15 mins
    4months-20 mins
    Etc etc..

    But this is only for on lead walking. I don't count off lead playing as they are not being 'forced' to walk, they can go at their pace. :)

    This is just my opinion,obviously it doesn't work for everyone. :eek::)
     
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    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    And the 5 minute rule is for the whole day, not per walk, so if you want to take her out more than once a day it needs to be two short ones.

    I didn't stick rigidly to this but I did use it as a guide. You need to be careful of their joints especially with bigger dogs. No stairs either.
     
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    staffy_missy PetForums Member

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    thank you u guys :D just didnt wanna over walk her. I cant wait to take her for her first propa walk :p
     
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    Good luck with the first walk as outside is a very scary place.
     
  6. staffy_missy

    staffy_missy PetForums Member

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    thank you :) im sure she will love it shes a very friendly puppy and loves being around people. Il make sure i take her favourite toys too so she will be very occupied :D
     
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