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How Much Activity Is Enough for a Puppy?
by Natalie W
Hi everyone, We are going to be getting our first puppy, a Mini Australian Shepherd, on May 5th :) We are all very excited (my husband, son 12, daughter 11 and I) for him to arrive.
We have always wanted an Australian Shepherd based on how easy they are to train, great family dogs, adorable, their character, etc. After officially putting our deposit down I have been panicking a little reading many articles that say Aussies need a lot of activity, training and a job to do or they will get into whatever they can if they are bored.
I knew they needed activity, but I am freaking myself out I think on how much is needed and just don't know.
My question is: How much activity is enough? Will we be able to relax with him? Do we need to train him for most of the day?
I have been watching Kikopup on YouTube and really like her style for training so I am planning on using her approach. Just very nervous because I want to do it right for our new family member and us :)
What do your days look like on an average family day for you and your family? Thank you so much for any advice to this paranoid pre-puppy parent! I just want to make sure I train him the right way and get to love up on him without being in my head the whole time.