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Bailey 10 Weeks
Bailey 10 Weeks  

Bailey 11 weeks
Bailey 11 weeks  
1.  Is it safe to walk with a 12 week old puppy 2 to 2 1/2 miles I have taken her for 1.20 miles so far... she would keep going if I let her.. it was about 30 mins..
I was worried about her legs,age ,heart,  etc....

2. she will not stop play/excitment biting us...with her needle teeth... we say no biting.. and put her down with a toy or chew.. or say no bitting.. until she just licks us we say good girl .. just kisses..  ... she wiggle so much..while biting when she first see's us... its hard ... because is all over the place biting our hands.. and nipping at our neck face etc. ???

Hi Cathy,

Baily is a Parsons with those long legs! I think you're smart to stop at 1.20 but add a little bit more each day for about a month until she's up to the 2.5 miles.  Pretty puppy, Congratulations! Parsons are hunting jacks and will definitely test you on the biting. Keep doing what you are doing, it's exactly correct, just don't give up, she's still very young. It could take another 8 weeks before she understands completely, but she will learn, just keep consistent!! Best of luck with her!!  

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