Q. How much exercise does my dog need?

Puppies only need short walks to begin with and then building up as they get older. The amount required can vary greatly depending upon the dog’s individual energy level. Exercise needs to be physical and mental to be really effective. Even if you give your dog a walk for 30 minutes every day you might still need to have some mental games to help your dog settle down when you get back. However if you get home and the dog is still bouncing around then the dog hasn’t received enough exercise or the right exercise for that particular dog.