• Just something I have been wondering. The fam moved from MA to VA this weekend and I have been trying to keep the puppy happy. We have been going for long walks in the morning and afternoon and then to the dog park in the evening. Now all he does is sleep in between. When I talked to the vet he said there was precious little I could do to over exercise this guy but what do you all think? Is he alright or no?

    He has plenty of access to water, one bowl inside and one outside both always filled. At the dog park there are bowls with water so only on our walks does he not get access to it right away. We usually walk until he is panting a little bit and then head back home (45mins ish).

    When we come home, he munches drinks some water and then goes and passes out. Is this alright or should i back off on the exercise?

    Oh ya: He is 8m


  • Because it's a puppy, the long walks may be a little long (probably not at 45 min. though). Other than that, there isn't really a too much, when it comes to exercise. As long as the dog is happy, and wants to run around, let him keep at it.


  • At 8 months I would not worry about over doing it… I would not back off on the exercise... Just be careful of things like hot pavement/sidewalks in the heat of the day.. will burn their pads... just like you walking in barefeet


  • @tanza:

    At 8 months I would not worry about over doing it… I would not back off on the exercise... Just be careful of things like hot pavement/sidewalks in the heat of the day.. will burn their pads... just like you walking in barefeet

    I agree…in my experience the pup will let you know if he has had enough. If he is still happily walking, keep walking 🙂 Only once have I had a pup say 'enough'..it was Querk, and he was about eight months. We had done a 10K...and I didn't realize that his paws weren't hardened enough for that distance and I had to carry him for about the last K.


  • @rnasto:

    We have been going for long walks in the morning and afternoon and then to the dog park in the evening…

    When we come home, he munches drinks some water and then goes and passes out.

    Bet that's one happy pup. Walk, eat, sleep. That's why we call it a dog's life, right?:D

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