Aug 7, 2003, 2:44 PM
Post #4 of 65
I also jog a few km with my adult Rottie and play retrieve with them. I even bring them to swim in the sea for a long while, like say more than an hour. Therefore, conditioning and training is important, before doing all those long run or heavy exercise.
Regarding Dino who is a puppy, I will advise you to slowly build it up. Otherwise, you will have all kind of hip or elbow problem, and it will takes a lot of medication or surgery to "repair". Again, the underlying assumption is that you do not have a strong genetic bloodline, and even if you do, it is always better to be safe than to be sorry. For a start, let the puppy play in the garden or a grass patch and not a smooth floor, then walk short distance, moving to longer distance before starting your run.