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Old 01-13-2014, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Sookie View Post
She is super smart and I am also worried that throughout the day she isn't getting enough mental stimulation because even if I do command work 5 - 15 minutes every couple of hours there is still a lot of down time where she isn't actively being engaged. Thanks in advance for your replies!
I don't have dogs that require that level of exercise, so I can't speak to that, but I do think that dogs NEED downtime.
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