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 So how much exercise does a husky really require?

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PostSubject: Re: So how much exercise does a husky really require?   Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:55 pm

When I got Sasha she was 2 months old and someone had abandoned her. As far as walking her when she was this age it was about 1/2 mile every other day and 1 mile every other day when she was between 3-4 months. I gradually increased the distance as she got older. Right now she is about 7 months and we walk 3-4 x per week and average about 45-90 minutes per walk (2-4 miles). Usually it depends on the weather. I live in Southern California so in the summer we would go early in the mornings or late evenings. Now that its cooler she likes the longer walks. I also make sure she gets a break for one day between walks. I feel its important that when they are growing to get the much needed rest they need. Huskies have a lot of energy so on her days off I play fetch with her in the yard and keep her active. She has brown into a beautiful dog and is already around 20" at her shoulders. I'm sure she still has some more growing to do, but maybe not much? I also waited until she was 5 months before I spayed her. The vet said she still had plenty of growth hormones left in her as well.
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PostSubject: Re: So how much exercise does a husky really require?   Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:42 am

The usual accepted guideline here for continuous walking is 5 minutes per month of age. At 7 months that translates to no more than 35 minutes in one walk, particularly on hard surfaces. This is to protect growing joints and their growth plates.
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