Every healthy puppy and dog needs daily exercise. It strengthens the muscles, gets blood circulating, releases endorphins that make a dog feel good, and uses up excess energy. Exercise will also help your puppy learn how to control and coordinate his growing body.

A young puppy (2 to 3 months of age) can go for walks around the neighborhood, chase a tennis ball in the backyard, and play with toys in the house. Three- to six-month-old puppies can do things that are a little more vigorous. They can go for short jogs along with their walks. The puppy can also be introduced to swimming. Seven- to twelve-month-old puppies can walk longer distances and do some short jogs on various surfaces (grass, dirt, asphalt), but avoid long runs on concrete, as they can be damaging to growing bones. The puppy can do a little bit of climbing, such as on a small agility course or on playground equipment. After about 14 to 18 months of age, a dog can run farther and faster and can jump more. A dog that age can also begin pulling weight (such as a wagon).

Pit Bulls as Pets

Pit Bulls as Pets

Are You Under The Negative Influence Of Hyped Media Stereotypes When It Comes To Your Knowledge Of Pit Bulls? What is the image that immediately comes into your mind when you think of the words Pit Bull? I can almost guarantee that they would be somewhere close to fierce, ferouscious, vicious, killer, unstoppable, uncontrollable, or locking jawed man-eaters.

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