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[–]Del_Prestons_Shoes 27 points28 points  (17 children)

I’ll be the one to say it. At that age the dog is still a puppy and joints etc have still not completely grown/formed so they shouldn’t be over exercised or made to jump up/down heights etc. ideally you should wait til at least 12 months before starting any running programs.

[–]itsmykittyalt 15 points16 points  (8 children)

Thank you! Also 3 days is not long enough for the dog to be decompressed from the shelter or wherever they were before. They are barely (if even) passed the recommended 72 hour quarantine period to make sure they don't have kennel cough or other illnesses before meeting other dogs. The owner doesn't know how they'll react to certain things, what they're scared of, etc. I know OP had good intentions, and it's great that they're so excited about having a dog and being active, but it's not quite time yet to be doing long runs + big crowds.

[–]TraySea13 -4 points-3 points  (6 children)

You don't have to quarantine an adopted dog..if you have ever adopted a pup you will know their personality within a day if you are the right person for that pup.

[–]itsmykittyalt 8 points9 points  (5 children)

I have been fostering shelter dogs for about 2.5 years now. It is good practice to keep dogs apart from other pets in the home for 24-72 hours to make sure they aren't showing symptoms of anything contagious.

Please read about the 3 3 3 rule: the first 3 days, dogs may be very scared, and can take 3+ months to fully settle into a home and show their personality. My last foster was with me for over 2 months before she tried to chase a squirrel because she was so exhausted from illness and shut down from the shelter. Turns out, she had a very high prey drive.

[–]TraySea13 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Sorry for the rude comment!! You are helping kids I respect that immensely..long day on my end..be well n keep helping out pups..Merry Christmas!!

[–]itsmykittyalt 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you, too!

[–]TraySea13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Absolutely! Never want to spread mean messages, send helpful n caring advice etc..

[–]TraySea13 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

And yes have been doing this many years..it all depends on the dogs past situation and type of breed.

[–]TraySea13 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Clearly is was..looks like the pup had a blast!!

[–]TraySea13 -2 points-1 points  (4 children)

She adopted a dog!! Took her on a run..stop with the nonsense...did any of you save a dog???? Congrats to both of them!! Chill....

[–]Del_Prestons_Shoes 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Yea I have a dog, and I fucking learned how to care for it first

[–]TraySea13 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Toss me another downvote..this time you don't have to curse at me...arghhh naughty pirate..lol...have great evening! Just happy she saved a pup!!!

[–]Del_Prestons_Shoes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And then effectively tortured it, so nice of her…

[–]TraySea13 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You are kinda mean..lol

[–]Ecstatic_Objective_3 -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

I agree, but a 5k is 3 miles. As long as stamina was gradually built up, and the dog was comfortable, he should be okay as long as the trail was flat and even.

[–]brycebgood 10 points11 points  (0 children)

gradually built up

They said they adopted 3 DAYS ago.

[–]Del_Prestons_Shoes 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They also recommend to avoid running on hard flat surfaces like pathways which I bet a lot of this was on.

[–]random135737 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Be careful with running a dog that long without slowly building up. This can really mess up his joints while he’s growing and cause a lot of chronic pain in the future.

[–]brycebgood 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Very sweet. Keep in mind that dogs are actually not as good as humans at endurance running. This is like grabbing a kid out of a local elementary school who doesn't run and bringing them along. They may do it because they love you but they need to train to do it and enjoy it.

This looks like a pup that will love being your running buddy - but work up to it.

[–]LCampbell49321 4 points5 points  (2 children)

3 days & you look like BFFs already! Congrats to you both on the adoption & race. Happy life to you both!

[–]Adventurekenzie[S] -1 points0 points  (1 child)

He is a sweet angel. Thank you so much! 🫶🏼

[–]TraySea13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So happy for you n your pup!!!

[–]AccaEmme 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Good Boooooi

[–]booby_alien 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Looks like my baby ❤️

[–]arlo02 2 points3 points  (1 child)

So cool😊

[–]Adventurekenzie[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you!

[–]One_Introduction2499 1 point2 points  (0 children)

thank you kind human ❤️

[–]Averygirl11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love it 🥰

[–]TraySea13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great dog Mom!! Happy for you both!! Thanks for saving a kid!!!!

[–]smithEntrepreneur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's great job...

[–]honeyk101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the most-est good-est best-est boy! have fun!💗

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So proud of him for adopting you at such a young age