Walking my 4 month old pit bull puppy


When walking my 4 month old pit bull puppy, he seems to be able to go for an hour + with no problems. How long should our walks be? He loves it and sleeps really well after.

Gale's Reply:

Hi

Walking is great for dogs (and humans). And just as we build up our stamina through regular work outs--so do dogs.

I've never heard of a set standard in terms of amount of time or distance for walking a puppy. That's probably because there are so many variables like the pup's size, health, the pace of the walk and weather conditions that would come in to play.

Essentially, as long as your pup seems comfortable you should be fine. Just remember that dogs can't sweat, so they pant. Be sure to bring water for both you and your puppy to stay hydrated.

Enjoy your beautiful buddy.

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Walking my 4 month old pit bull puppy

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Mar 09, 2011
GOOD JOB
by: Anonymous

Good for you. It is my opinion that the more you excersise/play with your pitbull the happier and healthier they will be and so will you. I also believe firmly that this time you spend with your dog will help to create a bond that will be lifelong and will be ever so rewarding. So keep doing what your doing, it good for you, it's good for your puppy. A tired puppy is a good puppy. Enjoy and good luck with your new baby bully.

Mar 09, 2011
Walking my 4 month old pit bull puppy
by: Felice

Your responses have been very positive and kind. Thanks very much!
We've been walking at the state parks near my house and it's just wonderful to be out in the woods with Baylee. I can't wait until the days are longer so that we can stay out longer after my work day! For now, he's on a 30ft lead dragging behind, just in case...I've been practising recall with his favorite treat-chicken breast and he's doing great.

Mar 10, 2011
Exercise
by: Anonymous

Walks are fine, just watch the distance and the pace till he is at least 1 year. I also would not run him till then either. If he runs around the yard at his own pace thats fine, but do not take him jogging or something.

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