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Old 14-06-2011, 13:02   #2
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Originally Posted by yukidomari View Post
I was always told that large breed puppies should not have strenuous exercise until they are grown up and their bones have matured. Including dogs that compete in agility, because a lot of running or jumping with young joints could cause damage.

I am wondering what is the right age to start bicycling with Vlcaks. I would like to train with our Vlcak, but obviously not too soon if it might harm him.

What are people's thoughts about this? It seems like walking is not enough for him anymore and the park is not always an option.
Well, I am not a specialist, but... I think you can simply start introducing the dog with the bicycle. It doesn't mean that you have to ride 20km first time you sit on it, but training a dog to run nicely near it, maybe for a km or so would not make harm But it is just my opinion. Also try to allow dog to run on the grass while you are riding - soft surface is better than the hard one...
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