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PostSubject: How far to walk my Luna?   Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:58 pm

Hi!

My 14 week old puppy Luna, has been allowed out today for the first time.
How far are you supposed to walk puppies of this age?
People keep saying I have to be careful as not to give her joint problems in the future.
Any advice is very welcome as I think she would run forever if I let her lol Smile)

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PostSubject: Re: How far to walk my Luna?   Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:42 pm

A really good rule of thumb for walking puppies is 5 minutes per month of age. So since Luna is 14 weeks, 15-17 minutes would be an appropriate length and no structured runs until she's around a year. Just make sure you supplement walks with romps in the yard and training sessions, and Luna will do great Smile

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PostSubject: Re: How far to walk my Luna?   Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:46 pm

That's brilliant advice thank you very much, I'll defo follow that, and if you don't mind me asking how many times a day would you recommend I walk her?
Thank you for getting back to me!
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PostSubject: Re: How far to walk my Luna?   Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:22 pm

No advice here just saying Luna is gorgeous!! I really want a red one day, especially with the dark eye patches Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How far to walk my Luna?   Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:28 pm

Aw thank you she's gorgeous & has an amazing temperament Smile) They are such a beautiful breed
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PostSubject: Re: How far to walk my Luna?   Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:34 pm

2-3 times per day really is plenty, I wouldn't do any more than that.

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PostSubject: Re: How far to walk my Luna?   Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:36 pm

That's great!
Thanks so much rendeer
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PostSubject: Re: How far to walk my Luna?   Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:41 pm

You're welcome santa

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PostSubject: Re: How far to walk my Luna?   Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:05 pm

Meredith gave you good advice. SHe is beautiful love her forhead. She would fit in with my two lol! except we don't want to do potty training at our house.
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