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Hi, I have an 11wk old V, we’ve had him for 4 weeks now. He loves playing in the garden but isn’t keen on walks yet. If I take him further away from the house and into a field he seems a bit better and will actually walk a bit. If I take him into the lane outside our house he sits and cries. It’s a very quiet road, very few cars or people. I wondered if it was something to do with concrete vs grass. The field is grass and knee deep mud mostly but he definitely prefers that. Is this normal or should he be wanting to walk in any surface?
We’ve done our best to socialise him but it’s been tricky in lockdown. He’s normally a happy, confident and adorable little puppy and we love him dearly.
 

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Smart pup. Joints not ready for concrete yet. Let her walk and play on softer surfaces which absorb the shock instead of leading it back straight to her joints.
 

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Smart pup. Joints not ready for concrete yet. Let her walk and play on softer surfaces which absorb the shock instead of leading it back straight to her joints.
Thank you, i appreciate your reply. I had thought thats what might be going on. I’ll keep up the walking even if I have to carry him over to the fields.
 

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And sorry meant to say him, not her. Btw he is a lucky pup, having access to a field. Always nice and especially as you mention lockdown, helps getting used to outdoor scents and noises.
 

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Puppies don't really do "walks". That will kind of come later.
At 11 weeks old he has slightly more attention than a moth at a porch light, but that is going to change very rapidly.Any activity, including just a walk, lasting more than 5-10 minutes, will be putting his brain on overload.
In less than a month, he'lll be ready for more, but for right now, the field is the correct choice. Get him on a 3-4m tether, to keep him safe, and just let him explore.at his pace. He needs the exploring much, much, more than any walk at this point in his life.
 
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