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Old 05-28-2012, 12:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Exercise - How much does it take to tire your pup out?

Just a general inquiry on how much exercise you give your dogs daily.

As for me, mine has become my alarm clock replacement. She wakes me up every morning around 5 - 5:30 am for an hour or two of fetch before I get ready for work. Then once I am home from work I play an hour to two of fetch with her in addition to the walk. Weekend mornings I spend about 4 hours playing fetch with her starting early in the morning, and then probably another 3 to 4 hours accumulated through out the day. She is almost 6 months old, and doesn't ever seem to want to slow down. I toss in a few wrestling matches probably once a week to when she gets to rowdy.

I call it my new puppy work out plan.

But in the end she tires me out more then I tire her out.
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They do tend to take alot to wear them out. Did you get a chance to look at this thread yet? Proper Exercise for puppies

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i think playing fetch for 7 to 8 hours is a lot for
a dog. 7 to 8 hours of fetch for a puppy i think that's
pushing it.
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Just a general inquiry on how much exercise you give your dogs daily.

As for me, mine has become my alarm clock replacement. She wakes me up every morning around 5 - 5:30 am for an hour or two of fetch before I get ready for work. Then once I am home from work I play an hour to two of fetch with her in addition to the walk. Weekend mornings I spend about 4 hours playing fetch with her starting early in the morning, and then probably another 3 to 4 hours accumulated through out the day. She is almost 6 months old, and doesn't ever seem to want to slow down. I toss in a few wrestling matches probably once a week to when she gets to rowdy.

I call it my new puppy work out plan.

But in the end she tires me out more then I tire her out.
I wish I was as fit as you
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I would throw in some mental work for the pup. Balance mental/physical and that might work better and tire her out more quickly
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I would throw in some mental work for the pup. Balance mental/physical and that might work better and tire her out more quickly
I definitely agree, mental activity does tire her out more quickly.

My question wasn't direct to how to tire your pup, was just wondering how much effort others put in with their dogs. Thanks for all your feedback, appreciate it.
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It doesn't take much to tire my girl out. A quick off-leash run and then she's laying on the cool grass but she recovers almost instantly for more. But to fully tire her out and have her knocked out for long hours, training. Mental activities knocks my girl out for 4 hours tops (with no interruptions).
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Well, mine is a lot younger (11 weeks). She is tired out for most of the day if she has a good long walk (more than an hour, including some offleash time). Often she gets less than that though, so a shorter leash walk (45 mins), some playtime, some training, and a lot of chew toys are the usual routine around here. I find if she is overly hyper in the house, about 10-15 mins of training with liver treats fixes the situation and she crashes out for awhile.
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I'm exhausted just reading your post . When Mac was that age I worked from home so I could break up the playing/exercising into shorter spurts of time. I cannot imagine working full time and doing it. I would say that between my husband, the kids I used to pay to come over and myself, he got about 4 hours of exercise a day. He usually got bored playing fetch and wanted to play chase. Plus we went swimming almost every day. In the house I would hide treats or put them in places difficult to get to hoping that would stimulate him mentally. And I'd practice his tricks with him a few times a day for short periods.
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I know you said you weren't looking for advice, but honestly if you're getting tired out like I would be if I were you Not saying you are but if you are...I'd suggest changing up the route with other activities. Thats the advice I was given when I was so exhausted one day I actually started crying. LOL
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