Walking & Exercise

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Just wondering once my pup has had his second injection and I start venturing outside on a lead with him how far initially do you go? Once he is comfortable on a lead properly and walking confidently to the big wide world I don't want to go to far and push his immature bones. I completely understand about conformation, bone deformaties that could become damaged if exercised to much to young and this worries me.
All your feedback and guidance is very much appreciated.

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Hi Carla, no more than 5 min per month of age, twice a day :) assuming shes about 12-14 weeks probably 15 min twice a day. Do take care when walking on pavement as her pads will be very soft, and if there's any grit about make sure to wash her feet when you come in as the rock salt can burn the paws especially if it gets stuck between the pads.

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Thank you so much Konkie for your reply. It gives me guidelines to work with rather than guessing. I know it's all different with individual puppies and a learning curve you travel together but it's reassuring to have a rough idea initally. X

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Thank you so much Konkie for your reply. It gives me guidelines to work with rather than guessing. I know it's all different with individual puppies and a learning curve you travel together but it's reassuring to have a rough idea initally. X

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Thank you so much Konkie for your reply. It gives me guidelines to work with rather than guessing. I know it's all different with individual puppies and a learning curve you travel together but it's reassuring to have a rough idea initally. X

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No problem :) These are the guidelines issued by the Kennel Club. I'm dying to run with mine being a cross country runner but have been advised not to run until 18 months due to soft bones and growth plates not being stable enough for the impact until then :( 10 months to go! x

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Ah it must be a little frustrating for you Konkie. Still you will soon be out running together and clocking up a few miles.

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I am not sure what's happened to the rest of my post?
I did also add on there...
going for a nice through walk/run when the lighter evenings start to appear is going to great for us when they are ready. Burn off that extra Christmas pudding. Hehehe.
I was just looking through you puppies photos. Wow what a gorgeous pup. You have some beautiful photograph's there. I can't wait to build my profile up and get clicking with my camera.

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Aww thank you! yes you'll have to take loads of pictures, it's cliche but they really do grow so fast! My girl is currently going though her first heat, makes me feel shes not so much a pup any more :'(