Hello! I have been browsing this forum and appreciate reading all of the information I have learned so far. Here is my question. My pup, Bogie, is 4 months old. How long of a walk can he go on, half a mile, mile?? Thanks for any help.[/b]
there is not set or even rule of thumb guide. it depends on the dog an his fitness level. a health pup in relative good fitness should have no trouble with a mile. Then again another factor is how fast. A 10 minute mile jog would hard/impossible for the but but a 20 to 30 minute mile should be OK Also the terrain is a factor. A well worn path is going to be easier for a pup with short legs to keep up than one with a lot of obstacles to negotiate.
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