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    Default How Far to Walk???

    I absolutely love walking!!!! How far is it safe to walk my 12 month Rottie??? I want to bulk her up a little bit but do not want to exhaust her or put any stress on her joints. At the moment we walk 2 times 30-40 minutes a day. Hubby and I are planning 5 hour walks for our pleasure on the weekends. I definately think that is way too long for her and I will take her for a short walk when we get home.

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    Rotties are tricky, best to ask a Rottie Breeder or vet.

    I knew one at 3 months wasn't allowed more than a 10 minute walk. And we were trying to wear it out so it would sleep and wouldn't get car sick on the way home - not going to happen.

    I could ask her what her rule is for 12 month old.

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    That would be great thanks!! I will call our breeder tomorrow to ask what she thinks. Silly me I never thought of that!!!

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    When i first got my Sasha i took her for an evening walk,my bad luck to have a graveyard nearby with still open land beside it,so we cut thru there on the way home.
    Lesson #1 - NEVER cut thru a graveyard on dusk with a new dog who jumps at waving grass
    We stuck to the footpaths and football grounds after that

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    You so so so should have got a Kelpie if you do that much exercise!!! I drool at the fact you do so much, I love it! Good on you, spesh with your dog.
    Anyway, I'd say a 5 hour walk for a Rottie less than 18 months old is too long. You can attempt it, but as soon as she starts to tire, stop.
    Even an hour to 80 minutes a day is a long time for her age.
    Did I mention you should get a Kelpie?
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