We have 5 months old chocolate lab (Alex) that we are fostering and planning to adopt. I am a (slow) runner and was hoping to have him run with me in the future. At what age (of the dog) would it be OK to have him run with me?
I understand I have to build up his mileage, I just want to make sure he is old enough to start.
Thanks for your input.
I just found some older threads addressing this question. Looks like I'll have to wait quite a while before running with him. I guess walks will have to do the trick for now.
walks and free play (i.e. fetching, time offleash, playing with other dogs, etc...) are great for now. As he matures (teenage months) he will likely need more of the free running (ofleash, playing fetch or with other dogs).
no running on leash until they have completed growing which is not until 18+ months
Charlie (foster) and Rocky