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When it comes to walking a puppy? I walk Enzo every day it doesn't rain(heck, I'd walk him in the rain if he'd go out in it), and one day we both got into it and I ended up going on about a 2 mile roundtrip trek with him, we kept finding great new trails and both of us wanted to keep going, and I let him take frequent breaks and offered plenty of water. It took us about 4 hours because we did a lot of playing in an open field and relaxing. One of my long distance doggie friends told me this could cause growth problems in the plates of his bones. I heed her advice, she is a great resource, but I really don't walk him that much everyday. Most days we are lucky to go a mile. I usually play fetch with him to get his energy out too.
So how much is too much for a pup?
 

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So how much is too much for a pup?
About as far as you can carry them back...;)

When Eddie was a puppy, we'd take short walks down my driveway (its pretty long) and maybe up the road a little bit and then came back. He expended most of his energy by playing in the yard.

When Uallis was a little puppy, I never really walked him. He played in the yard. Eventually, we worked up to walking down the driveway, then walking down the road a little bit. I tried to avoid walking him on hard surfaces and tried to stay on the grass as much as I could. They were short, slow walks. When he started hitting growth spurts, he didn't go for walks at all.

Really, I just watched for signs of fatigue...slowing gait, etc and and turned back for home.
 
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