At what age can they start going on walks with you?
Lucy is getting used to the leash. I put it on her at home a lot, partly to keep her near me and partly to get her used to it. Also, my DD takes her out in the front yard everyday when my younger DS catches the school bus.
We love to go for walks and jogs and I was wondering when Lucy would be able to join us.
dont run/jog with your dog on a leash until she is at least 2 years old. it can cause joint and growth problems.
Personally i wouldnt take a puppy on a walk until it has all of it's shots and vaccines.
Fetching is okay because she can stop when she wants. Jogging, where either you're encouraging her to keep up OR her prey drive/play drive kicks in and she WANTS to run w/you, is much more stressful on the still-forming joints. Especially on asphalt and sidewalks.
Biking just makes the problem worse.
YES to plenty of exercise. NO (at this age) to strenuous running/jogging. So the exercise should be more play like fetch, swimming, hide-n-seek, etc.