How to walk puppy?

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lovemydog301 Tue 24-Mar-20 10:46:58

I have a puppy which I'm supposed to walk twice a day for 20 minutes. This is the official guidance (5 mins per month of age, twice a day).

I'm worried about taking her for one long walk, as it might affect her hips in the long run (she's a Labrador, so prone to displasia). If I only take her for one short walk she'll destroy my house and likely put on weight.

What are others doing in this situation?

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Roweeeeena Tue 24-Mar-20 11:12:56

She'll be fine with one walk. Cut down food slightly if concerned about weight gain. Brain games in the house will prevent boredom trashing.

AutumnDragon Tue 24-Mar-20 11:14:06

I would walk her as per usual. Don't let her off lead, don't let anyone touch her and try and stop other dogs coming up to her.

We have a stir crazy 6 month old Husky. We're his third home so we've some catching up to do with socialising - people and other dogs - so we're worried what he's going to be like when this is all over and whether we'll be able to undo the lack of socialising then.

Have you got a garden? We've found that we can play football with him for 30 minutes and it tires him more than a walk.

GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman Tue 24-Mar-20 14:22:59

There is no scientific backing for the 5 minute 'rule' so there is no reason why you can't do one longer walk and brain games at home as well.

adaline Wed 25-Mar-20 14:19:39

Just walk her once and do brain games with her.

You don't need to walk her twice a day at all.

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