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Jose MorenoMemberSeptember 30, 2012 at 3:54 am1260
I wouldnt suggest it. Youre still putting stress on the pups joints. It would make it worse to add weight to the walks for a pup. Especially with GSD’s i wouldnt weight them down ever regardless of age; they are very prone to hip dysplasia.
How about a game of tug? Or fetch in the water to get em swimming? Or hikes uphill when hes older?
If youre worried about his energy as a pup, well it is normal for a pup to have tons of energy. Its a matter of managing it as best you can.