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At What Age Is It Safe To Take A Puppy Running?
(Birmingham, AL )
I have a 4 month old Australian Shepherd puppy, Willow. She really wants to run when I take her for walks. I am an avid runner and would love her to go with me as my older dog can only go for very short distances. How old does she need to be before I can take her, how long can she go, and how fast can she go? I read online that puppies in general need to be 1 year old before running as their bones are still growing. I can't imagine holding an active breed like this back for a year, but I don't want to cause long term damage to her.