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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2020, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hi All!

What is your experience of the exercise Doberman’s require daily? Having looked online it varies from 1 hour to +2 hours?? Is the exercise best done in morning/evening or two outings a day??
And what sort of exercise do you give a Doberman?

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Mental exercise is very important for dogs of this size.
I have yet to exhaust Hoss physically.
Letting them use their nose is natural and will make them puppers sleep like a baby when they have to use their brains during sniff walks.
I take my boy Hoss (5 years old) on a walk daily at 6am for about one hour.
We use a 15 foot lead and I let him enjoy sniffing around.
This is his time so I call it a ‘sniffery’.
He loves this time and so do I, no demands just present in the moment enjoying time together.

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Mine have alway done well with about an hour of exercise and purposeful playtime a day, along with two or three 10 minute training sessions kept short and fun.

And a LOT of attention—a dobe is not the kind of dog you can "put away" in the back yard or in a room by himself. They want to be with their people and be an active part of the family.
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I ca not answer your question as a normal Dober owner - as we farm and the office is based out of our house , so we are with our Dobers maybe to much sometimes , But ours go in and out all day long , we have a nice fenced in area to run in . But as LDi said , Mental games do the trick better . Now for the new little girl we have , she love to go out and run like the wind and poops herself out LOL

You asked when to take them out and I can answer that one , well for ours anyway - they love to go out early in the morning and late evening when the temps and Humidity drops off , threw the day and its hot - they will only go out to potty and that's a quick one .

Mel spoke the truth on her post - they are not a put away dog , they not only need lots of attention , they demand it - LOL
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I came into this breed with zero experience, and I'll be honest...I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Ripley HATES to be outside by herself. She HATES being away from us when we're home. I would say the hour of hard play is pretty accurate for her, plus lots of other things all day long.

If you've ever spent time around a very busy toddler, you will have a better idea of what a typical Dobe will need.

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