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Hi,Our 2 month old GR loves the outdoors especially the lawns, where he runs about and plays endlessly. Just wanted to check as to how much can be too much of exercise for a 2 month old? He doesnt show any visible sign of tiring out even after 30 mins of play.

PS: He's had all his vaccinations thus far as per schedule.
 

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As long as you keep an eye on him and make sure he doesnt get overtired, then I think what he is doing in the yard right now is fine. The more running and playing makes a happy and tired puppy to sleep better and less time to get into trouble. LOL
 

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Like Carol said a puppy needs lots of exercise. The key is that the surface has to be relatively soft so they don't do any damage to their joint. Avoid pavement and concrete as much as you can. Also carry the puppy up and down stairs until he is too big to carry up and down stairs. :p: There is nothing sweeter than a tired out puppy. :)
 

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You're doing it the right way. When the pup is getting off-lead, free exercise he is able to set the pace. Just look for signs of him slowing down and know that's a good time to give him a rest. What you really want to avoid at this time (including everything Oaklys Dad said), is so called "forced" exercise. Things like taking a run or a bike ride with the dog on leash. This forces the dog to keep your pace (and often puts them on undesirable surfaces). During this type of exercise, the dog is much more likely to push past his limits, overdo it on his joints, and overheat. This type of exercise should wait until the dog reaches maturity (at least a year old, but better to wait till 14-18 months) and always be undertaken with vigilance and caution.

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