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Puppy Walking Distance

Discussion in 'Puppy Forum' started by iainw77, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. iainw77

    iainw77 New Member Registered

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    I have a 5 month old Collie and a mature Collie. I want to take them out together but the older dog needs more exercise. I have read that 25mins is about right for a pup of this age. Does any one have advice on this?

    I'd like to take her out for longer but obviously don't want to cause any damage.

    Thanks
    Iain
     
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  3. JudyN

    JudyN Moderator Moderator Registered

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    Yes, 5 minutes per month of age is the rule of thumb. But I suspect this is similar to the guidance that we should eat 5 portions of fruit & veg, or walk 10,000 steps, numbers selected pretty much at random. This is also enforced, 'proper' walking - so if the actual walking is interspersed with plenty of mooching and sniffing, a bit of training, a short game of fetch and so on, then you can stay out longer.
     
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    iainw77 New Member Registered

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    Thank you Judy, I take my eldest dog for an hour each morning and that is usually a lot of ball throwing and sniffing about.
     
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    I'd have thought an hour would be fine if there's plenty of sniffing about. Careful with the ball throwing though - running to chase the ball, stopping to grab it and then twisting round to come back can put a strain on the joints so you'd probably want to limit that.
     

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