OK, so I've got a puppy (Patterdale / Lab cross) and we're taking it out for walks now she's vaccinated. We want to make sure we do the right think to make sure our dog doesn't overdo it. So, what's everyones views on time out walking?
I've had a few different views ranging from 5 mins for every month of age - 3 months = 15mins a day to Patterdales don't conform to this rule and you can walk them for longer. I've also heard the 5mins rule relating to twice a day.
But, the issue I have is if the dog is charging round the house, then going for a walk of 15 mins does this add up to more?
What about if the dog is on a lead v off the lead and if the surface is grass v tarmac?
Then there is a round the block walk (300m) which takes about 20mins because the dog stops to sniff everything v the woodland walk where we can cover 1km in 15mins.
We're trying not to walk her too much but at the sametime the 5 min rule is a bit swiss cheese in it's application so I'm wondering what those with Dogs or dog experience would recommend?