Can i over walk my puppy?

Asked By: Leonardo Mertz
Date created: Thu, Apr 29, 2021 3:16 PM
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It's good to lean on the side of caution and not overdo it with a puppy's exercise.

But you should be safe walking your 10 week old puppy for 30 minutes at least once a day, for example.

A half-hour is a safe distance for most puppies at 8 weeks, 10 weeks, 16 weeks, etc.

Answered By: Enid Bartoletti
Date created: Fri, Apr 30, 2021 5:19 PM
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How long do I wait before taking my puppy outside? Vets recommend waiting until 10-14 days after your puppy's last vaccination booster – usually at around 14–16 weeks of age – before introducing them to the wonders of local parks, beaches and walking trails.

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A good rule of thumb is a ratio of five minutes exercise per month of age (up to twice a day) until the puppy is fully grown, i.e.

15 minutes (up to twice a day) when three months old, 20 minutes when four months old etc.

Once they are fully grown, they can go out for much longer.

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By around eight weeks of age your puppy should be eating solid food.

Puppies should be fed three to four times a day therefore if you are currently feeding ΒΎ a cup of puppy food twice a day you should consider spacing it out by feeding Β½ cup three times a day.

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Young puppies have short attention spans but you can expect them to begin to learn simple obedience commands such as "sit," "down," and "stay," as young as 7 to 8 weeks of age.

Formal dog training has traditionally been delayed until 6 months of age.

Actually, this juvenile stage is a very poor time to start.

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Feeding adult food will rob your puppy of important nutrients.

Four feedings a day are usually adequate to meet nutritional demands.

Large breeds should be fed unmoistened dry food by 9 or 10 weeks; small dogs by 12 or 13 weeks.

3–6 months: Sometime during this period, decrease feedings from four to three a day.

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Step 1: Training Your Dog to Walk on a Leash

  1. Introduce him to the collar or harness and leash.
  2. Teach a cue.
  3. Make him come to you.
  4. Practice inside.
  5. Take it outside.
  6. If he pulls: If your dog starts pulling in the other direction, turn yourself into "a tree."
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When you play with your puppy, let him mouth on your hands.

Continue play until he bites especially hard.

When he does, immediately give a high-pitched yelp, as if you're hurt, and let your hand go limp.

This should startle your puppy and cause him to stop mouthing you, at least momentarily.

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