This forum has been a tremendous source of information since I got my Rex last week.
I researched the subject here but I am not sure I got it fully because of the age of my puppy and I wanted a bit more precise feedback.
So he is 8.5 months old and we are for now going out on 1 hour "walks" at night. When we walk, it is still hot here at about 35 degrees and humidity is about 40%-50% in Dubai. With I take him out, he is very excited and wants to run. So I dash with him for maybe 100 yards and then we both slow down and walk.
We get to a tennis court where I close it and take of his leash. Here we play fetch and run around the court. Nothing crazy and I think due the heat / humidity, he obviously gets hot and energy levels are not super high. I carry with me 2-3 liters of water. He drinks them all during our walk.
We also go down and up a few stairs. Maybe 10 stairs as we change levels. He does not jump, just goes casually up and down. He jumps once like a 5 stair step flight of stairs in one shot as we were doing a small dash.
1. At 8.5 months, is what I am doing on the whole ok exercise wise? Is fetch ok at that age? Can we do small dashes and go up flight of stairs? Is it ok if he jumps into the truck of SUV or I should carry him? I have a duplex. Can he do up and down that flight of stairs when we are in the house?
2. I plan to start training with a trainer on Monday. I have scheduled 6 one hour training sessions. I have taken off for 6 days and ideally I would like to do them in one shot everyday for 6 days. Then I can take him to work after that
Is it too much to do 6 hours for 6 days? Otherwise I will have to do 1 day yes , 1 day no and then I cant take him to work as fast as I wanted and will be a bit home alone. I have a deal with my partner at work that once he completes training of 6 days I can take him to work.
Many thanks for your feedback