Those with always on the go but also lanky puppies

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  1. Grab

    Grab Active Member

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    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.
     
  2. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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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 :p
     
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    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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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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