Is the area he is in large enough for an exercise pen? You can zip tie the exercise pen to the doggie door. Just drill a few holes on both right and left side of the doggie door, and ziptie the pen to the doggie door frame. That way, he can’t destroy anything in your home, and still has access to get outside for potty breaks. Give him tons of different things for him to chew on. On of the cheapest I can think of, which my pup loves, is a flattened gallon milk jug. They can bite it, kick it around, but it doesn’t break apart so you don’t need to worry about choking. Also get some food puzzles. That can keep him going for a good hour.
As for exercise, it does not have to be walking all the time. You can walk one day, do scent work the next. Grab some empty water bottles, poke holes in them, and put something smelly that a dog would like inside the bottle, and cap it back up. I use sardines. Then hide them around the house and tell him to find! You may have to lead him a bit in the beginning, but they catch on quick! All 3 of my guys get more enjoyment out of this than walks (probably because they get one sardine every time they find a bottle 😂[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/IMG].
We build an agility course in our backyard, and run our 4yr old and 4 month old on that. We also have a pool and they get a TON of energy out that way.
Also just basic training sessions in your home or yard will help immensely as well. It’s not just physical energy they need to get out, they also need games that stimulate them mentally!
Best of luck, hope you get enough tips to find something that works with your guy!
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