08-11-2013, 11:02 AM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Hong Kong
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Congratulations to you new puppy!
I'd split up the walk into two/three shorter walks a day.
Besides that, I think "overdoing it" really depends a lot upon his personality and the environment. My Charlie is just 12 weeks and we probably spend more than three hours a day in the public on an average, not going on "formal" walks all that time but in outdoor restaurants, going to the post-office, coffee-shop, on the beach etc. He is as comfortable in the street as he is at home by now, strangers (dogs or humans) don't really bother him. He loves other dogs(except the really big ones which can still be a little bit scary) but he is a bit shy with humans but then again, people really don't interest him that much.
I don't know where you live, the local vaccination/disease situation - check with your vet first to make sure that it's safe for your puppy. Beside that, go with the flow. If your dog likes being outside, no reason to restrict it to just 25 minutes a day, just remember that a "walk" with a puppy is not about going a certain distance, it's more about the puppy just being in the outside world experiencing it. If it seems too much for him, don't push him, let him take his time.