One of the most common questions I get during my puppy classes at Pasji šolar is how many hours per day is ideal to walk a puppy or how many km to do… Also, most people who are new to WSS breed and are interested in puppy worries the same.
It is true, dogs need exercise, you have to walk your dog daily! But to be honest, most dogs don’t need extremes! 🏃🏼♀️🐕
Furthermore, if you walk your puppy/dog with the goal to make him tired and you will do every day longer distance or even go for a run/hike, don’t be disappointed when he gets used to it. And in a few weeks he will need more.
Mental games, shaping sessions, sniffing and searching, some obedience exercises or short training sessions are far more effective when your goal is to make your dog tired and happy. Especially with a young puppy who is full of energy, but still developing and growing – for such, very long walks, runs or even hikes are even not recommended