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How much exercise does a Labradoodle need?

Affectionate, sociable, intelligent, and with a love for the water, are just a few ways you could describe a Labradoodle. Their loveable traits are what make them a pawfect family dog and with an eagerness to please, first time owners should definitely have a look at these guys. 

The combination of a Labrador and Poodle means Labradoodles are often easier to train than a lot of other breeds. But don’t be fooled, they’re always ready to play, and a good exercise routine that’s both physically and mentally stimulating will go a long way in their younger years. 

How much exercise does an adult Labradoodle need? 

Whether you decide to do long walks or short walks, Labradoodles need at least 60 minutes of exercise a day. Although these dogs love their walkies, playing around the house also counts as exercise, so be sure to consider this when planning their routine for the day. 

Keep track of all your adventures and playtime with a PitPat Activity Monitor. Not only can it withstand everything your dog puts it through, but it will also tell you if they’re getting enough exercise, so you can relax knowing you’re doing an awesome job. 

Labradoolde panting outside

How much exercise does a Labradoodle puppy need? 

Exercising your newborn adventurer can raise many questions, as too much activity can cause bone and joint issues further down the line for any breed. Luckily, you can use the free PitPat app to see exactly how much exercise your furry friend should be getting. 

When it comes to exercise, you’ll find your pup gets plenty when tearing around the house. Once they’ve had their vaccinations you can introduce them to walkies a little at a time – aiming for five minutes for every month of their age.

golden Labradoodle puppy lying on floor

How much exercise does a senior Labradoodle need? 

Once your pooch hits 8 years of age they can be considered a senior. You may feel by this point in your dog’s life you know their characteristics like the back of your hand. But actually, this is when you’ll need to become more observant of any changes in your dog’s physical activity. 

If you do start to notice changes when walking, let your dog set the pace. This way, if they do start to slow down, you know it’s time to head home. Slowing down as your dog gets older is perfectly normal, and actually shows you’ve done a great job of exercising them in their younger years.

This may not solve all your problems though, as some dogs don’t know what’s good for them and will just keep on walking. Luckily, we got you. The PitPat Activity Monitor will adapt your dog’s exercise goal as they get older so they are always getting just the right amount.

Brown Labradoodle at beach

Which types of exercise are best for Labradoodles?

Agility – Labradoodles love to jump into your arms, even when you’ve got your hands full. So why not factor their love for leaping into training? Setting out courses that involve hurdles, weaving, and tunnels is a great way to kick their brains into action whilst also training command work. 

Obedience – Thanks to their low dander coats and eagerness to please, Labradoodles are a top choice for obedience trials. Not only will it work their brains, but it’s also great fun for you both.

Swimming – Between the curly coat they inherit from their Poodle parent and the love of water from their Labrador parent you’ll find it hard to keep your Labradoodle out of rivers, lakes and seas. In fact, swimming is a great exercise for these highly capable pups. Plus, because PitPat is completely waterproof, they can track all that doggy paddle too.

Ready to start tracking your pup’s adventures? Get them a PitPat Dog Activity Monitor and see exactly how much running, walking, playing and resting they do each day.

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