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Old 07-26-2013, 01:18 AM
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Default Those with always on the go but also lanky puppies

Is hiking (in a mountain, but with trails and nothing more difficult than a hill or two) a no no for growing puppies?

Trying to go on a hike this weekend but since I'm probably going solo, I am only taking one dog. And my ok-to-head-to-nature dog choices are limited, lol.

Also, this puppy never rests.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:28 AM
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I've done it. And I've also carried puppies out lol, if my hike goes longer than intended and they seem tired.

Jones went on a hike at six months old, he didn't have to be carried out, and he was still zipping around like an idiot when we got home
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:27 AM
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If you listen to your puppy and take breaks when he needs them, I don't see any harm. All of my dogs have gone on hikes since joining the family, though I certainly build them up gradually (1 mile to 2 miles to 4 miles, etc.) and we don't go on hikes over 4 miles until they are older pups as I don't want to carry a 30lb pup for miles.
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