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    Default5 miles okay for 17month old?

    i was wondering if a 5 mile leashed walk harm jayson's joints?
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    I took Bentley on 5 mile hikes but I worked his way up I just didn't decided I was going to take him for a 5 mile hike and it was also on flatter ground not so hilly. I started with 1/2 mile. Then 1 mile then 1 1/2 mile then 3 1/2(in-between i would take him on harder trails with more swimming ponds also ) then 4 1/2 then 5 miles. I also make sure there is brake times and there is also creeks and ponds he can get drinks out of and swim in a little. If i see him getting to tired I leash him and we wait a little while and then head back to the car to go home
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    I would not suggest going from short walks to 5 miles without building up. What kind of surface will it be? Pavement can be hard on the pads and nails after a while.
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    well its a walk for animals to raise money for the humane society, its through a park and then back. so i am thinking its pavement
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    I have hiked with my 15 week male lab pup since he was 8 1/2 wks or so. I started with 1/2 mile and went from there always paying attention to the dog's behaviour. At a year and a half you should be able to walk 5 miles with any dog unless it hasn't had any sort of exercise at all or is injured. Have fun and it's for a great cause.

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    I'd go for it! Not like it's a hard core joint-pounding run, right? He should be just fine. Have fun!
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    okay thanks ya its just a walk. i just didnt want to hurt his joints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaykay View Post
    well its a walk for animals to raise money for the humane society, its through a park and then back. so i am thinking its pavement
    That should be fine. It will be a more leisurely thing, not a fast walk, and you'll have a blast with all the other dogs!
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    I would go. I used to do those sort of walks with Kassa and she loved it.

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    I would definitely go! It is for a great cause and sounds like you and Jayson will have a blast!
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