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Offline 2Criminals

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Running with a Husky
« on: December 20, 2008, 02:25:51 pm »
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Re: Running
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008, 03:15:22 pm »
Long walks are great.  It gets all that energy out of both dog and person. 
Tell you SIL to talk to her vet about the jogging.  I get so mad when I see people jogging with their large breeds.  i was told it's not good on their joints.  I've seen people jogging with GSD's, Labs, etc. and I can just see a train wreck waiting to happen.  Vets have told me a few times that it's just not a good idea. 
But please check with the vet on that.

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Re: Running
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008, 03:46:17 pm »
Since huskies were bred to basically jog at a quick clip, personally I think they should be able to start building endurance by 6 mo old or so.  if i remember correctly, Keiko was pretty much full grown by then anyway, just hadn't built up any muscle yet.

Of course I would not recommend putting them behind a sled at that age but jogging should be fine.  Huskies are a lighter breed that were bred for just that.  I would however have her hips checked previous to make sure they won't be a problem.

For a young puppy, short walks are best.  At least until they are properly leash trained.  And she should start right away b/c as you know huskies have a propensity for pulling.  I figure a couple of blocks at a time should be good until she gets what walks are all about.

By 4 months old, I was taking Keiko on mile long walks or though not every day.  By the time she's 6 mo old she should be able to handle several miles at a time provided her endurance has been increased.

I can't wait to see some pix.  I love husky puppies and all their fluffiness!

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Re: Running with a Husky
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 05:33:18 am »
What a pretty little Husky!  I want her!!  Huskies hold a special place in my heart, too, since I had so many during my childhood.

I feel a little guilty that I switched my first place love to Newfies...  As much as I love Huskies, it's all Newf, all the time for me now.

Tell you SIL we are very jealous of her!!!
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Re: Running with a Husky
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 01:23:48 pm »
Love the husky pup and I also love the new avatar!  Who is the 3rd brindle and how did you get them to lay together and look so cute?
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Re: Running with a Husky
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 12:49:36 pm »
Hi guys,
I am the SIL with the husky. 
Just wanted to give an update with running with my baby girl. Well my running is just a fast walk for her. I really did not need to worry about anything. I have taken her out for a run 4 times last week and gradually we are increasing the distance.  She loves it.
Soon she will be dragging me behind her ;)