ZEPING, on 17th Sep 2008 - 11:34 PM, said:
thanks heaps for the info coz i have a 11wk old GSD and theres stairs i take it i should definatly carry him
another question is can i take him for walks??
and what other exersise can i use to wear him out other than training?
thanks so much everyone!!
(is the damage done is there anything i can do to reverse it?
Best exercise for a growing GSD puppy is free running, it enables the puppy to go at its own leisure, speed and it can stop and rest if need be....careful not to throw toys etc as the stopping, fallinf and twisting movement can also create problems in a growing pup...
Nice calm free exercise is the way to go
puppies will generally wear them selves out without much exercise and take themselves off and have a rest...
As your puppy grows you can increase the time of free exercise....
A lot of people will not reccomend lead walking for a growing GSD puppy as it can cause stress on the growing joints. because the puppy will naturally be trying to keep up with you and push itself to keep up
Join us in the GSD thread, its a great place to learn and their are lots of knowledgable breeders in there who can help you on your way to a well exercised/socialised happy puppy!