My Labrador is 10 months old. What is the amount of exercise for him in a day?
The length of exercise will depend on the dogs energy level. If he is displaying unwanted active behaviour, his exercise amounts may need to be increased, until a suitable level is reached. You can also change the type of exercise that the dog receives, by using playing games, letting the dog off the leash (in appropriate areas), swimming, agility classes, etc. It is generally better to take the dog out at least twice a day or follow a routine. Puppies dont need to be encouraged to exercise. However, you have to be careful not to over-exercise them because their bones arent very strong. The rule is to exercise them a little and often. Middle-aged dogs may need more encouragement. Its up to you to make sure he gets regular exercise through his middle years, which will help keep him to his proper weight.
Question by – Krishnan Ravi, Nellore