Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
How much is too much?
How much running, jumping, hard play time with other dogs, training is too much for a 6 month old puppy?
I was told Stark is getting TOO MUCH excerise for his age by another dog owner at the vet today, the vet tech. rolled her eyes at the lady as did I but it got me thinking, what is too much?
Our typical daily schedule:
8am - 20 minute walk/pee break. This is where we just stroll around the building or neighbourhood smelling all the trees, playing with leaves, etc.
1pm - 1 hour walk/training. We usually walk to a nice park or trail and play, I also do some training with him during this time. I try to make it fun in the process, throwing the ball and calling him back, making him [heck], then repeating, etc..
5pm - 20 minute walk/pee break. Again, just a stroll around the block.
7:30 - 1-2 hours of playtime with the other dogs at the park. There are usually anywhere from 2 - 6 dogs there, we also do some training with all of them during this time with breaks and play sessions in between.
11pm - 20-30 minute walk before we call it a night. Sometimes I take him to a parking lot near my house for a training session instead, depends on how much we did that day. He is usually more focused during this time.
*3 times per week at about 9am we do tracking for about 1/2 hour to an hour.
*1 time per week for an hour we have OB class
*We do anywhere from 3-6, 5-10 minute training sessions in the house per day.
I am a student so my schedule is pretty open, especially with Grad School this year, I pretty much make my own hours (research mostly).
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