We hear a lot about when you can or can’t do something with your puppy, how the best way to exercise is them, about how we shouldn’t exercise them and the 5 minutes per month of age theory. It is really difficult to separate the fact and fiction when it comes to what is actually best for our puppies. Yes growth plates close late so we need to be careful of how our puppies are exercising but at the same time they need exercise to strengthen ligaments, tendons and muscles.

So what is best?

Well we found this article that gives you a more accurate idea of when what growth plates close and how a puppy is at risk of injury when they are younger. It isn’t all about the hips and elbows!