Now I understand.A dobe will run themselves ragged ~in the moment~ -
It's been said to me by much more experienced than i that even using a chuck it or "flirt pole " can be overdone when they're not full grown.
My boy's breeder strongly advised that allowing them to run themselves to "their own limit" as much as they want is fine....but that a chuckit on say a football field(as i was doing to wear him out) can easily be overdone.
(We were trying to figure out why one of his toes on show side back foot was sticking out when this came up)
You can still wear your boy out- just mind how you accomplish that
Your boy sounds very sweet. I hope whatever happens is in both your best interests.
Comparing the jogs my boy and I go on in the mornings compared to the exercise he expels using a chuck-it is very different. The jog is far more less intense. He runs at probably the same pace you'd see in a show-ring for about 15 mins once a day, which once again is less than the intensity if I let him out into the yard for his zoomies.
Thank you. Just in the past few days the bond between us is slowly changing in a positive way, since heeding the advice given on this forum.