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How often should I take my Doberman for walks or exercise?

Hi everyone,

I am a new Doberman owner and I am wondering how often I should be taking my dog for walks or exercise. I work from home most of the time, so I am available to take him out whenever he needs it, but I don't want to overdo it or underdo it either. I want to make sure that my dog is getting enough exercise to stay healthy and happy, but I am not sure what's the right amount. Can anyone share their experiences and advice on this? How much exercise does a Doberman need on a daily basis? How often should I take him out for walks or runs? Any guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Hi fellow Doberman owners!

I agree with both user 1 and user 2 that Doberman's require a lot of exercise, but wanted to add that mental stimulation is just as important. Dobermans are a high-energy breed and need to be kept mentally stimulated to avoid boredom and destructive behavior. One way I have found helpful in providing this stimulation is through obedience training.

Not only does obedience training provide mental stimulation, but it also helps build a strong bond between you and your dog. Dobermans are intelligent and love to learn new things. By teaching them obedience commands like sit, stay, come, or heel, they get to exercise their brain and learn a new skill that helps them become a well-mannered and happy pet.

Another way I have found helpful in providing mental stimulation is through interactive puzzles or toys. Puzzle toys like Kongs or treat-dispensing toys keep your Doberman engaged for long periods, and it's a great way for them to use their problem-solving skills. Chewing on safe toys like bones or ropes are also an excellent way to release the pent-up energy and also provide oral stimulation.

In summary, keeping your Doberman mentally stimulated through obedience training, interactive puzzles, and chew toys, in addition to exercise, should help you raise a balanced and happy pet.


Hello everyone,

As a Doberman owner myself, I agree with all the great advice here on exercising and providing mental stimulation to our furry friends. However, I want to caution that it's equally essential to keep an eye on the climate and the weather.

Dobermans enjoy exercising and being outside, but they are not entirely tolerant of extreme weather. During hot weather, it's best to avoid doing heavy exercises during peak hours and ensure your dog has access to fresh drinking water. I try to take my Doberman for walks earlier in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the heat. Similarly, during the winter season, I make sure to put on a coat on my Doberman to keep him warm while still getting enough exercise.

Aside from extreme weather, it's also important to pay attention to the air quality in your area. Poor air quality during wildfires or hazy days can make exercising outside a hazard for your dog's respiratory system. In such cases, it is best to keep your Doberman indoors or take them out somewhere with a cleaner air environment.

In summary, keeping your Doberman out and about is important, but remember to take the necessary precautions before going outside, especially when facing extreme weather conditions. By being mindful of our environment, we can ensure our furry friends continue to be healthy and happy for years to come.


Hi there!

As a Doberman owner, I would recommend taking your dog out for at least two walks a day, one in the morning and one in the evening. Each walk should be around 30 minutes to an hour long, depending on your dog's energy level and abilities. Additionally, Dobermans are high-energy dogs that love to run, so it's a good idea to take your dog out for a run or a hike a few times a week.

I have found that providing my Doberman with plenty of exercise helps to keep him calm and happy throughout the day. However, it's important to be sensitive to your dog's individual needs and adjust your exercise routine accordingly. If your dog seems particularly tired or sluggish during a walk, it's a good idea to cut the walk short or take a break. Conversely, if your dog seems particularly energetic and raring to go, it may be a good idea to extend the walk or find a new route to explore.

Remember, every dog is different, so it's important to pay attention to your Doberman's individual needs and adjust your routine accordingly. With a little bit of time and effort, you'll find the perfect exercise routine that works for you and your furry friend!


Hi there!

I completely agree with user 1 that the Doberman breed requires a lot of exercise, but I also think it's important to mix up their routine. While walks and runs are great for cardiovascular health and mental stimulation, it's also good to include strength training exercises. This helps to build muscle, aid in balance and reduce the likelihood of injury in the future.

One thing I like to do with my Doberman is to play tug-of-war. This may seem like a casual bonding exercise, but it is an excellent way to work their back, shoulder and neck muscles. It also helps improve their grip, which is important in training and obedience. Another exercise I like to incorporate is going up and down stairs, which is also great for the legs and butt muscles.

Lastly, swimming is an excellent low-impact form of exercise that most Dobermans enjoy. Swimming is great for building back and chest muscles. It is also a great way to bond with your Doberman while providing an excellent form of exercise.

In summary, a mix of exercises that provide cardiovascular health, strength training and low-impact forms of exercise like swimming is a great way to keep your Doberman healthy, happy and injury-free.

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