Standard poodle puppy ? need?
Thank you! I love your reply. Xerxes is almost doing the same. He goes to training class every week as well. However, he just wants to play with other dogs in class and does not focus very much on training ?. He learns quickly but super playful...That will vary by age and with your particular poodle's needs. How old's your puppy? The type of exercise is also a big factor. These are some helpful links:
PUPPY FITNESS THAT FITS THE PUPPY Age Appropriate Exercise Guidelines By Jane Killion Director of the film “Puppy Culture - The Critical First 12 Weeks That Can Shape Your Puppy’s Future” THERE'S AN IDEA that’s caught on like wildfire that exercise is some kind panacea that will solve all...shoppuppyculture.com
We exercise Peggy conservatively. I don't want her turning into a marathon runner or adrenaline junkie. She's almost 9 months old and on an average day gets a 20-30 minute frisbee/flirt pole/fetch session in the backyard, as well as a 15-minute stroll or two around the neighbourhood. This is in addition to multiple short indoor training sessions (literally about a minute each), some low-key indoor play, half a dozen outdoor on-leash sniff & potty breaks, and lots of just "hanging out" together: She accompanies me while I do laundry, make the bed, cook dinner, etc.
Once a week we attend a one-hour training class, which completely exhausts her. We also do lots of homemade puzzles and games. In general, I find she gets the most worn out when she uses her brain and nose. Letting her sniff her way around the outside of our local Walmart, for example, is a great way to tire her out while also working on her manners and exposing her to a variety of sights and sounds. Same goes for strolls inside Petco.
So I guess you could say I focus on quality not quantity, at least for now. She might demand more as she gets older.
Ha! I can relate to this. Peggy's only interested in doing a few repetitions of most new commands. She's pretty embarrassing in class sometimes, but our trainer and her assistant just love her. They keep my morale up!Thank you! I love your reply. Xerxes is almost doing the same. He goes to training class every week as well. However, he just wants to play with other dogs in class and does not focus very much on training ?. He learns quickly but super playful...
This came so much more naturally with my last dog, probably because I was her sole owner/handler. It's definitely a struggle to keep Peggy's eyes on me and not the rest of the exciting world, while with Gracie it was a struggle to get her eyes off me.For the pup/adolescent that only wants to play with other dogs at class working on attention to you is exercise for both you and the dog and makes the dog more interested in/bonded to you as his main person and decreases the importance of the other dogs.