I did a quick search but couldnt find anything so I hope this hasnt been covered...
You would think its one of the more simple things.... but something that I'm quite confused about is how much exercise I should be allowing my pup. As he is a large breed and prone to hip dysplacia and other joint issues if over exercised while young, I'm very cautious as to not give him too little or too much... I just dont know how much is the right amount though?
One person says minimum 1k a day walk, not too much running and no jumping, another vet says a couple blocks and a run in the park once or twice a week, another vet says about an hours worth a day and it goes on and on
He's 7 months now. At the moment Id say im walking him about 30-45 mins a day (short one in the morning, longer one at night) at an average pace and he gets taken to the dog park two times a week at least. I have been limiting it because I'm waiting for X-rays to confirm that he does not have hip dysplacia (fingers crossed!)
So how much should I be walking him!? wheres the embarrasment smiley!!