How much exercise does a Cockapoo need?
Whether you already have a Cockapoo, or you’re planning on having one of these furry bundles of fun, you need to know how much exercise they need.
Getting the right amount of exercise is important for your dog – after all, exercise will impact their behaviour, health and their bond with you. Here at PitPat, we’re all about making sure your dog gets the pawfect amount of exercise, keeping them happy and healthy.
How much exercise should I give my Cockapoo?
Cockapoos are a crossbreed of two very active and intelligent dogs – Cocker Spaniels and Poodles – so you need to be prepared to give them plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.
The amount of exercise your Cockapoo needs is highly dependent on their size, age and general health and fitness levels – there’s no one size fits all when it comes to these pooches.
However, to get an idea of how much exercise your Cockapoo needs, you can download the PitPat App and enter your Cockapoo’s details. It will give you a tailored exercise goal based on their age and weight which you can even manually adjust on the advice of your vet.
For more insights into your dog’s world, don’t forget to pop a PitPat dog activity monitor on their collar or harness, so that you can keep an eye on how much activity they are doing every day.
What types of exercise are best for Cockapoos?
All Cockapoos love their daily walkies, but there are plenty of other ways to keep them fit and make sure they hit their exercise goals.
Because Cockapoos are agile, intelligent dogs, they do really well in canine sports like agility or flyball, and these make great alternatives to a standard walk around the block.
They will be at home splashing around in water and playing scent games in the garden – both traits they inherit from their parents’ breeds. If the weather is miserable, why not get their brain working with our top 10 indoor exercises for dogs?
How often should I walk my Cockapoo?
Cockapoos, like most dogs, will benefit most from at least two good walks a day. Younger dogs will get on especially well with ‘little and often’ as this will ensure they are not over exercised and will help keep them entertained throughout the day.
How much exercise does a Cockapoo puppy need?
Cockapoo puppies will need less exercise than an adult Cockapoo. Once they have had their vaccinations, you can start taking them out of the home for walks – however you’ll want to limit these to keep them from over exercising, which can be bad for their growing joints.
Download the free PitPat app to get your tailored exercise goal based on your puppy’s age and breed and keep track of their weight as they grow.
Don’t forget to read our article ‘How much exercise does my puppy need’ for lots of useful tips and information.
When will my Cockapoo calm down?
Cockapoos are renowned for being high energy pups, constantly on the go. You’ll need to find ways to channel their energy and challenge their brains. Establish a clear routine so your pup knows when to expect walkies and food, and use plenty of enrichment games to keep them busy throughout the day. Eventually you’ll both settle into your new routine and they’ll know what times are for being calm and what times are for fun!
With the right routine and plenty of love and attention, your Cockapoo will make a pawfect companion. Exercise is key to their health and wellbeing – so why not keep an eye on all their activity with a PitPat dog activity monitor? Set exercise goals, monitor walking, running, playing, and resting, and keep track of their weight all in one easy-to-use app. Get yours today for just £39.