Angie H Posted October 1, 2007 Report Share Posted October 1, 2007 I am fostering my first Border Collie. He is almost 6 months old and has never had a family before; I put a collar and leash on him for the very first time on Saturday I've been taking him on a 15-20 minute walk in the early morning and then another walk in the evening for about an hour. He doesn't pull forward (I stop moving the few times he has), but he does keep cutting me off and circling - LOL - I guess that's the breed, huh? The walks are taken in the neighborhood behind me: Is it ok to WALK on concrete at his age or should I try to keep him on the grass? How long and how many walks should he get at this age? I know there are concerns about joints and bones that are still developing in pups. I saw a post today about not using Frisbees and such to exercise young dogs because of the jumping, and I began to wonder about the surfaces we are walking on due to his age. Also, for those of you with LOTS of BC puppy experience...how much energy should I expect from this guy at this age. He's about 30 lb and almost 6 months old. I don't want to over do it, but I want to keep him mentally and physically exercised enough so that I can teach him an OFF switch for inside the house. All suggestions and insights are welcome - thanks in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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