Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Northern California
Puppy Play/Excercise/Feeding Routine
Hi GS Folks,
It's been 13 years since I had a puppy , so forgive me for asking! I am trying to figure out a feeding excercise routine before i get the puppy this summer/fall. I work and have senior parents at my home (when I'm at work). I was thinking something like this....I will factor in age and endurance depending on if the pup is 12 weeks or 5 months.
5:15 am wake, potty break, play, take for 30 minute walk, feed at 630 and take out again for break.
700-715- I leave for work and crate pup for 1-2 hours? Parents take pup out for water, pee break, play , controlled long lead( 30 minutes)from 9:00-930
930 am-crate pup 1-2 hours repeat above 1130 am 30 minute play.
Same plan above repeated until I return from work about 430-500 pm. Play with pup when I come home and take for walk( 1 hour).Feed pup two hours after walk, anout 8pm and after I have eaten.
I'm pretty sure this was a similiar first year schedule for my pup....after he was 6 or so months, he could be left out of his crate supervised in home and in backyard through out the day. I kept my dog on a long lead around the house and backyard his first year of life until his recall and obedience were stronger. I crated my previous dog until he was 5 months old at night ( after that he slept soundly on a dog bed in my room or on a rug at the front door)...and woke me once a night to go outside.
Any and all excercise/eat/sleep/play routines are welcome and appreciated.
Thanks in advance everyone!!!
Last edited by giebel; 05-31-2018 at 04:22 PM.