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    Default excercise EB puppy

    wonder if its a good idea to let my 11 wks old pup run up and down the stairs ? to make his legs stronger?
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    Default Re: excercise EB puppy

    I wouldnt...hes too young...growth plates still forming...you dont want him to fall and possibly break a leg or something...my puppy is 4 months old and i only carry him up and down the stairs...not worth the risk imo.
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    Default Re: excercise EB puppy

    I would not either or let him jump off the couch, if he's alowed to get on the couch. The growth plates can take up to a year to harden.
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    Default Re: excercise EB puppy

    Linus is almost 5 months and only decided to do the stairs about a month ago. He does this rarely though and only when I come home from work and go up to change. He certainly doesn't run up and down them continuously or more than once a day... so we let him do it.

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    Default Re: excercise EB puppy

    thanks guys, ill stop. he does run like hes a track star though.

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    Default Re: excercise EB puppy

    Quote Originally Posted by xskyzx View Post
    thanks guys, ill stop. he does run like hes a track star though.

    Would love to see him running on video... they are sooo cute when they run..

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    Default Re: excercise EB puppy

    I wouldn't either. When they are young, you don't want to over stress their joints. Could cause hip displasia later. So I was told, years ago, when I ha a rottie puppy. Always carried him up and down.

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    Default Re: excercise EB puppy

    We have always let our Bully babies go up and down stairs on their own. In our last house my office area was upstairs and the 3 different pups always went up there with me. There was no harm done; I didn't know better!

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    you got the right advice... now where are the pictures of Major??
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    Default Re: excercise EB puppy

    Molly has always loved stairs.. or to be exact, the things she finds upstairs (all the kids rooms are upstairs). We just make sure she comes down slow, or we carry her down.

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