No one was trying to turn this thread into a debate. Just trying to educate you in a nice way since this is supposed to be an educational forum also. Since you know about it, great, but for the ordinary puppy owner exercise like you are talking about is a no no. That should be made plain for the rest of the new puppy owners.Dont want this thread to be turned into a forced exercise debate. Its been discussed all over the place already. She is never forced... if anything, she is forcing me. If she wants to run 1 block or a mile, its up to her. I almost always stop before she wants to stop because of lack of time.
That's not what is meant by "forced" exercise. It doesn't mean you have to force her to do it. It means she is on leash and going at your pace or a pace you design vs say running off leash playing at the park. Jogging vs romping. Does that make more sense?Dont want this thread to be turned into a forced exercise debate. Its been discussed all over the place already. She is never forced... if anything, she is forcing me. If she wants to run 1 block or a mile, its up to her. I almost always stop before she wants to stop because of lack of time.
Welcome to the forum! She is very cute.Dont want this thread to be turned into a forced exercise debate. Its been discussed all over the place already. She is never forced... if anything, she is forcing me. If she wants to run 1 block or a mile, its up to her. I almost always stop before she wants to stop because of lack of time.
Hey....you can do anything you want with your puppy! We are just trying to help you raise her. I don't need to find a study on forced exercise to know what problems it causes in humans. Being older....I've personally seen lots of people now having surgeries for repetitive motions. Knees and hips replaced, shoulder surgeries, etc. I can apply what I've learned with humans to my own dogs. Common sense tells me personally not to do any repetitive motion on a hard surface with my growing puppy. Dobe's grow so fast that I don't think at any given time their joints, muscles and bones are all stable at the same time. I am raising my second Dobe puppy in only 3 years time. They go from this soft floppy puppy to this massively muscled beast in one short year. Maybe there aren't many examples/studies out there...because....most people don't do repetitive forced exercise with their growing puppies? I don't know one person who would do that. I meet up with a large group of dog/puppy owners a few days of the week, not one has ever done forced exercise with their growing puppies. They let them free run to their hearts content. I also go to training classes, and the same information is given to puppy owners. I used to be a runner....and adopted my Weim at a year and a half old instead of a puppy...because I didn't want to wait to run with a dog. In the running world...it was just known you don't run on the road with a puppy.Will the forced exercise crowd please post scientific studies to support their assertions please. I looked for a long time and I smell a potentially damaging myth/urban-legend.
This sounded reasonable
Exercise in Puppies-Are there rules? The SkeptVet Blog
Yeah I guess you are right about that, I am going to listen to my vet, trainer and breeder....and despite no concrete evidence continue to err on the side of caution with my new baby. You said your pup comes from a reputable breeder, what does she/he think about the forced exercise issue? I'm going to guess that 99.99 % of the breeders on this forum don't support forced exercise.The very same claim can be made of you. Your mind seems set on upholding unsupported hearsay.
My mind is wide open, I simply require real evidence, real studies, something, not unsupported hearsay. Otherwise, I might as well believe in bigfoot
We both hold positions, but I have at least provided SOME evidence for mine.
I am still waiting for a single person to post something other than hearsay for this hypothesis. Until then, I rationally cannot take it seriously and group thought does not qualify as its been shown numerous times to be completely flawed.
Where are your supporting facts for large breeds in specific?Vets, trainers and breeders are also susceptible to hearsay/myths.
Ive had them tell me things I knew for a fact are not true. For example, Ive given my vet, who is really good over all, 30 pages of printed out scientific studies on a point we disagreed on, and she was like whoa, I was totally wrong.
You HAVE to check your facts. Ill error on the side of science/reason instead of hearsay.