Play is the best exercise
For a puppy, play is the best form of exercise. Running around freely and chasing and carrying toys will develop a puppy’s strength and coordination skills. Through play, the puppy will also learn its name, practice important skills and get to know its new family.
You can and you should take even a small puppy for short walks near the home. Don’t take a puppy to a dog park before it has had all the necessary vaccinations, but it's good for the dog to meet familiar, healthy and vaccinated dogs as soon as possible and to get to know the surrounding area. This way the puppy will get used to meeting other dogs and new people.
As a puppy, Luka’s outdoor activities mainly include short walks and playing outdoors. He was born in winter so he loves playing in the snow. In cold winter weather, a puppy can easily feel the cold, so Luka wears a warm winter coat when playing outdoors. He will get a raincoat for rainy weather, and a warmer coat and fleece overalls for winter.
Too much intense exercise is not good for a puppy who should be allowed to regulate its own activity. A small puppy should be carried up and down stairs, as jumping from stair to stair can strain its joints and back. Long walks should only be started when a puppy is fully grown. The best way is to gradually lengthen the walks.