Hello everyone! I am a new Doberman owner and I am wondering how much exercise my 7-month-old female Doberman needs a day. I have been taking her on daily walks and to the dog park a few times a week, but I want to make sure I am providing her with enough physical activity. I want to keep her healthy and happy, but I also don't want to overdo it and exhaust her. Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Hello everyone! I have a 6-month-old female Doberman and I find that making exercise sessions fun is the best way to go. I try to avoid long walks as my furry friend tends to get bored quickly. I incorporate half hour of playtime every day, by playing catch, also get her toys that are interactive, like treat dispensers or tuggers. Playing games, like hide and seek, chasing bubbles, and wrestling with a soft toy, can also add to the exercise routine. I do keep a close eye on her energy levels, and when she seems to be overexerted, I take a break hoping to avoid injury. I think little and often works better for Dobermans, rather than long or intense sessions. Mental stimulation is also key, So I try to provide plenty of puzzle toys or training to stimulate her brain. In all, Dobermans are great dogs that will benefit enormously from a regime of exercise that is both consistent and interesting. They are the joy of any owner and ensuring they are loved, well-cared for, and have a balanced life will result in a happy dog who will be your loyal companion for years to come.