02-20-2011, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Staffylover70
Quote from the puppy guide
The amount of exercise needed for a puppy will depend on her age and the breed - whether it is an active breed or less active breed.
Puppies can develop hip and joint problems when they are older if they are over walked as puppies.
To calculate a very general guideline for walking, walk the pup for 5 minutes for every month of its age. For example a 4 month old puppy will be 5 minutes X 4 months, which equals 20 minutes.
See how Lola reacts during and after walks - if she seems to get very tired and lags behind it is probably too much for her. If, however, she is very active on the walk and at home then she may need a little more.
This is very helpful! Thank you!