Chances are the dog is wound up and bored. Your advice was sound. You do not need to go on a two hour walk to exercise a dog. In fact, this is why I don't consider walking a great way to exercise athletic dogs. They can go on a five mile walk and not really be tired out.Originally Posted By: Crooked CreekI have suggested more exercise and they will try but time is tight he says. Thanks for your ideas
Tell them to get a long line, and a ball launcher. 15 minutes of two ball or recalls after a retrieve with a ball launcher that gets a ball a good 30-40 yards will blow the dog out and help him settle. If they cannot give 15 minutes out of their day for the dog they should think about rehoming him.