How Far Should You Walk a Labrador Puppy?

Labrador puppies do not need any form of structured walks or exercise until approximately 3 months old and should not exceed 5 minutes of exercise per month of age up to twice a day. If taking structured walks, the round trip route should not exceed the 5-minute rule and should be done routinely to train the dog in an exercise routine.

Over-exercising a young Labrador puppy can result in exhaustion and damage to developing joints, but some structured exercise is recommended for a healthy, active pet. Labrador retrievers are a very active breed with high energy, according to the American Kennel Club.