No forced exercise before 6 months of age. To me that means no walks on leash. That's not to say you can't walk with him off leash around your property or let him run in the park, or train basic obedience and early jump training. Right after 6 months, most of his exercise would need to be strength exercises, like fetch games, tug, jumping, scent games, stationary strength training exercises. I do not think about taking my dogs on a leash walk of greater than 20 minutes until they are after 14 months of age. And only would start leash walks at all after about 9 months, gradually building up to 20 min at 14 months of age.
Okay thanks! I'm still a new boxer mom and a bit of a worrywart when it comes to the health of my BeckhamHannaBanana\";p=\"22390 said:No need to freak, its just a guideline. They dont want you running a mile or walking 5 with a pup whos joints are still growing.
Boxers play hard, burn all the time most likey everything will be fine, if it was a major issue, then you would have heard many of horror stories about boxers getting injured from a long leash walk.
So I would not panic, but just use it as a guideline for exercise in young developing pups! :lol: