|Barked: Thu Feb 16, '12 3:12am PST |
|That sounds like a great plan. I think it varies on the dog's personality and energy level. Some are pooped after 4 , for some it's never really enough for them to be tired.
My 5 month old puppy at 23 lbs goes to daycare for 9 hrs, takes a quick 30 min nap in the car on our way home when I pick her up at night, and she probably has enough energy to either play or go for a walk for an hr or two. But on the weekends, we go to the dog park for 5 hrs and that's more than enough. Or we go canyon hiking for 2 hrs and she is done for the day. It also probably depends on how much energy they are exerting.
I have been told by many breeders, long time owners, and vets that a good rule of thumb is that yiu will know your own dog. There are "average hours" you should exercise your dog. But with that said, you want them to be happy and tired.. not to the point of exhaustion. And the owner will be able to gauge when their dog needs more exercise, less, or has had enough.
Edited by author Thu Feb 16, '12 3:18am PST
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