jogging with your dog

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  1. TapRackBang73

    TapRackBang73 Packin Preacher

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    I recently started jogging and I would like to take my GSD along with me. Any idea what would be an appropriate age for the GSD before i take him with me? I dont want to start too early, i heard it could cause problems for him later. He is now 4 months old. thanks
     
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    Hey, one I can answer! You don't want to take him with you until he's fully grown. The jarring of running (especially on pavement) more than a short sprint -- i.e., playing -- is harmful to puppies whose growth plates haven't closed yet.

    Your vet can tell you when his growth plates are closed, but it generally isn't until at least 10 months or 1 year of age.