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    martymonty is offline Member
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    When did you start walking your puppy, how far did you go and how often did you walk him/her each day.

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    Tanya is offline Senior Member
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    for on leash walking hte rule of thumb is around 5 minutes per month of age. But until they have had all their shots be very careful where you bring them, stay away from highly populated (by dog) areas.
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

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    Dog Paddle is offline Senior Member
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    For us, at 9 weeks but we were off leash and in dog sparse and safe areas. I did follow the 5 minute rule, loosely. The snow was deep so we often followed snowmobile trails, so straight line which is stressful, and I watched for signs the little toesie woesies were getting cold.

    Yep, ditto the vaccination concern.

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    dek is offline Senior Member
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    I started walking my pup a couple days after I got him - the first day I had to go back to work. He was 10 weeks old and it was 5 a.m. We made it less than 2 houses down the street when he collapsed into a pile of sleeping puppy in the middle of the road. I scraped him off the pavement and had to carry him home and back to his bed.

    We got better at walking and I used the 5-10 minutes/month of age rule, but throughout his puppyhood he continued to lie down at random intervals along the walk. I would let him rest and then pry his but up off the ground and lead him home while the neighbors laughed.

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    For us it was after the 12 week vacination. I had walked her around the house and yard to get accustomed to the lead. I walked to the end of the street. She was so excited and so tired I carried her home. Next day I did less as I thought it was too much for her.

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    I started walking hunter as soon as we got him, 5-10 minutes just up the street and back, our 1st lab hated the leash and walking so I wanted to get him used to it early and I hoped it would help with pulling as he got bigger. We go for longer walks now he's 5 months old, yeah it didn't help,with the pulling! Sometimes I find myself walking in circles in an attempt for "loose leash walking!"
    HUNTER 10/15/2012
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    rmcbuckeye is offline Senior Member
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    I walk Ryder between 20-30 minutes couple times a week. He loves it. He even knocks down the leash and brings it to me. In the beginning, we didn't walk him much since it was in the winter (December/January/February)...
    “The more people I meet, the more I love my dog.”

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