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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Running Vizsla puppy

I started running with my young V (15 weeks). We ran 5 km (3 mi) on Sunday and 7 km (4.3 mi) today. She loves it (though she gets a bit frustrated as it reduces her opportunity to grab all sorts of things!!). Anyway, my question is... do you think it is safe to run distances up to 5 mi (and even beyondthat) with a puppy?

My vet said that she ran 17 km (10.5 mi) with a 4 months old V. Apparently, specialists seem to say it is no longer true that we should avoid repeated running impacts with young puppies.

Your views?....
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 06:24 PM
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Re: Running Vizsla puppy

I think OrganicThoughts has a good point.
However, you didn't say how you run with your puppy. On leash? Trails/soft underground or pavement, fast run or slow jog? I think those are the most important issues.
Anything that is not off leash and soft ground is a big no for such a young puppy in my opinion. I think that letting your pup run off leash on dirt is great and if you prefer running instead of walking I think that is ok as long as you adjust to your pup's need. He should set the pace and you should monitor him carefully. As soon as he starts showing he is tired, it is time to stop. At four months my guess is an hour off leash play is probably enough.
I am no vet and it's better to be careful and patient when your puppy is young.
Also, pictures of your cute pup would be appreciated
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Re: Running Vizsla puppy

Zero of these mates are built for long borish running and this is also born blood, cell Pre DNA

They are great runners correct cutters '

natural cover sprinters even climbers

Pointers are not long distant runners and this choice will age them and reduce them fast

facts

There cutters there workers like 25 to 50 yards 100 yards max working under me and there turned back out all mother codes they all have and nature has made there plan not just Man who thinks he or she can

A great hunt or push hunt could cover 20 to 30 miles yes if you gauged all the lands they cover and a all day push but a far different process and muscle groups needed as well

Hate it dislike it age matters nothing

they are not human choice long distant runners

Organics spot in

A 2 or 3 miles on grass is fine jogging

and I use Resistant train and gain cardio kites on mine for 40 yards resistant sprints

they same process I used on me pre fight

speed fast Group muscle and core strength almost always wins

speed is power'

speed kills

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those are there keys to Pro ball sports in the Fields and waters they so love

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Fire in the hole?> :P

Hard surfaces take never give
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 07:24 PM
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Re: Running Vizsla puppy

Use the search bar on the right for some great info on proper running progression.

I am a marathon runner, I get it! It's hard to wait! I've got a 22 month old and a 5 month old. The puppy cries every time I take Miles out to run, but I tell him it's in his best interest!

I run Miles now long distances, but >75% of his running is off leash on the trails or beaches, and 90% or more is on soft surfaces. We have a small paved road area we have to take to get to the beach.

I would stop running that puppy. Again, use the search bar for proper progression. I'm shocked your vet condoned that.

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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Running Vizsla puppy

Hummm! Thanks everyone.
I'm doing this because the Vet told me it was OK. In fact she encouraged me to do it. I had planned to wait until she is 1 y-old.
Now, I will have to do a lot more research before I resume my running with her.

By the way, I did the running on a bike path. For most of the run I am on asphalt while she is on grass. She pulled me through most of the run. Yes, she was on leash but I was not pulling (forcing) her in any way. She loved it.

I disagree that dogs are not "built" for long distance running.
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 08:10 PM
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Re: Running Vizsla puppy

I fully believe that Chase could run 6+ miles at this time (5 months.) They are amazing! But body isn't ready yet.

I also am not a fan of leashed long distance running, but I have no problem taking Miles out on a several hour run when he is off leash and free to pace/ roam/ explore as he pleases.

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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 08:49 PM
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Re: Running Vizsla puppy

People have mostly covered it, but I wanted to bring up one additional point for discussion. I'm not sure what your thoughts were on spaying, but it's healthier to wait as long as possible, especially if you are planning on running your pup. I won't go into too much detail here, as there are other threads on here devoted to the spay/neuter question. In short, hormones, especially ones produced in the reproductive organs have quite a bit to do with muscle development and fusing of growth plates. (V's plates don't fully fuse until around 18 months I believe.)
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Re: Running Vizsla puppy

This is how a pointer runs, stop, starts, sprints, climbs, works it out and abound ;D

long distant running breaks down joints and impacts all of it over time humans as well

fact"

Never even load a V (jumping off the Pick Up or Down)

GET A LOADING RAMP

Its not macho its dumb and dull after a big push hunting or just fun it all matters More after working out the mates

By season 5 maybe sooner your choices and chances and cares will be exposed

even with great supplement choices and they can go 25 miles or more like this

There DNA" is of Greatness

Make it a great choice for Reds

Your personal choices you make should or could match the dna codes and pre build of the mates personal disposition way before us ;D

there not eggs? ;D
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 09:35 AM
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Re: Running Vizsla puppy

MichelG,

The below link may be of interest to you.

http://www.provet.co.uk/health/diagn...hplatedogs.htm

Your running a puppy not a dog. All growth plates are still open and growing. All bones is still soft.

Yup your pup may run that 6 or so (or what ever miles) you do with full enjoyment and energy.

Ask your self this though, could you live with yourself if by mid age your vizsla has serious joint issues? we cant make you do things, but it is your choice on how you manage and avoid future risks.


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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Running Vizsla puppy

Thanks for the info.
I certainly don't want to take any chance and I'll stop my running with her.
I do have an other appointment with the Vet in a few weeks and I'll question her again on it.
I would like to know what evidence she has. Perhaps, she could point to a number of studies.... I don't know, but I am interested.

You all seem to agree that it is not good to run a puppy. That fact along with the feeling it may (inded) not be wise to ask a "baby" to run long distance, convinced me that I should stop. However, in all due respect, none of you have offered some solid evidence that this is improper. It is so called "common knowledge" but is it supported by direct experience/evidence from any of you? It happens often that new research brings new light on something that was established for a long time. Could it be such situation? That's all I'm asking... I'm asking to be given solid evidence... from the Vet as well as from people having the opposite view.
I hope I've expressed myself properly here, and that I do not come out too strongly. I don't mean any disrespect to anyone here.
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