Re: Right amount of play time for a pup??
Most pups his age resist the leash. Best way to get him used to the leash is gradually. First just leave it laying around where he can "explore it" Look at it, sniff it, will probably try to chew on it also. Once he gets used to this, hook it on his collar and just let him run around the house with it on. (Watch him very very carefully so the doesnt hurt himself with it) Once he get used to having it connected, then you can hold it. He will probably resists at first, but once Rocky learn the leash meant walks and exploring something besides our backyard he didnt have any problems.
The yelping when first in the crate is normal also. Usually takes them a few weeks to get used to it. Not sure about the amount of playtime, but if it was my pup I would leave him out of the crate more to explore and spend time with the family. They can usually be contained using baby gates. Play time seems about right for a young pup.
Rocky - 3 year old Black GSD
3 Skin Kids