Physical and Mental Exercise

A well-exercised dog is a well-behaved dog. All puppies need plenty of exercise, both physical and mental. Your puppy should get anywhere from three to five outings per day. Outings can include walks, jogs, hikes, outdoor games of fetch, play sessions with other dogs, trips to the dog park, etc.

Just as important as physical exercise is mental stimulation. Try giving your puppy her food in food puzzles or through training. You can find many food puzzles at the pet store (we especially like Kongs and Busy Buddies). Also be sure that your puppy gets plenty of recreational chewing time — Bully Sticks and pig ears are recommended. Make your puppy work for everything; she will love getting to use her smarts to earn rewards.


Website:
Mental Stimulation Ideas for Dogs (The Modern Dog Trainer)
10 Canine Enrichment Games and Activities (Puppyleaks)

Purchase:
Kongs
Snuffle Mat
Busy Buddy
Pig Ears
Food Puzzle
Flirt Pole