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what is the guide for walking times for pup. he can go out this week and will be a day short of 14 weeks

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WTFwasthat Sun 04-Nov-12 22:46:41

5 mins per what? Surely that refers to activity. I am assuming sniffing and snuffling about is not included in the time?

ruledbyheart Mon 05-Nov-12 02:11:19

Rule of thumb is 5 minutes per month of age however a Jack russell or Lab would need more then say a chihuahua or pug.

PseudoBadger Mon 05-Nov-12 05:50:21

5 minutes per month of age is even more important for a late breed ruledby.
OP It is the total time you can be out IMO, but you can do it as many times a day as you like.

PseudoBadger Mon 05-Nov-12 05:51:52

So you're looking at around 15 mins per walk.

WTFwasthat Mon 05-Nov-12 07:24:30

ok, that does seem quite short. i want to collect ds from school ( 10 mins each way for me) that would be ok surely?

tabulahrasa Mon 05-Nov-12 10:09:28

It'll take you more than that though...well it did me, he didn't walk at walking speed, everything had to be sniffed, suddenly the streets were full of people desperate to stroke a puppy, lol.

Could you carry him there and walk him back?

I don't stick to it exactly, but I try to judge it as how far I'd get in 15 minutes without the puppy.

It's a lab cross you've got eh? They're one of the breeds you need to be careful with.

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