Running with your springer spaniel

My springer spaniel is 41/2 months old is it ok to take him running and how far should I go?

Hi there
I too am a runner, and love taking George out for long runs, however at 4.5months old your springer spaniel puppy is too young, his bones are still too soft and you risk damaging him for life if you run him now.

At this stage he needs 2x20min walks a day and 4 to 6 10min training sessions a day to tire him out.

You should not start running him until he is about 12 months old and you should build it up slowly. If you do this you can look forward to years of running. George will now do 10 miles with me, then 10 miles with my husband (we have to swop because of the kids). Then George looks at us as if to say "is that it!!!"

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