On odd occasions I meet owners of new puppies, aged about 12-14 weeks. We do all of ahhs and oohs that are rightly awarded but then my heart sinks somewhat when then say how well their pup copes with a walk that I know will take the at LEAST 30 minutes. Maybe I am wrong but all of my knowledge says it's too long. The one time I mentioned this was with owners of a golden retriever pup of 14 weeks who were walking for an hour. Their last golden retriever suffered hip displacer. I saw them again about 3 months later and the puppy was bunny hopping and limping. Today I saw a different person with a 14 month old golden retriever who was setting off for an hour walk. I didn't do my talk of how to follow the 5 minute rule. Last month I also didn't tell someone who owned a Labrador. Feeling guilty!!!