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23 Apr How much exercise does a Miniature Schnauzer need?

The Miniature Schnauzer is a long-lived, healthy dog with low shedding, which bodes well for your household furniture. Their ancestors spent countless hours patrolling farms, chasing rodents and even herding livestock. Mix that with their small size and you’ve got a breed that’s pawfect for both city and country life. The Schnauzer really does have it all!

How much exercise does a Miniature Schnauzer need? 

There’s lots of things that you need to consider when exercising a Miniature Schnauzer. Yes, their history means they’re used to a lot of exercise, but because this particular breed is smaller, is the amount of exercise smaller? Again, yes! 

But by how much you might be thinking?

Well, the amount of daily exercise needed for a Miniature Schnauzer is around 60 minutes, about 10 minutes less than their bigger brothers and sisters. Although take into consideration that not all Miniature Schnauzers are of the same weight or age, which can affect their exercise needs.

To get an accurate exercise goal, download the free PitPat app

How much exercise does a Miniature Schnauzer puppy need? 

We feel you puppy owners, knowing how much exercise your new best friend needs can be tricky. Too much exercise can lead to health issues later in life and not enough can make your pup… shall we say… a bit energetic? 

The theory of 5 minutes to every month of their age can only go so far, and can be too generic at times. That’s where PitPat comes in. Get our free app and see how much exercise your Schnauzer puppy needs. Let us do all the maths, leaving you with the fun part. We got you.   

Go one paw further and try the PitPat dog activity monitor. It tracks your dog’s every move whether they’re pottering around the house or chucking themselves in puddles and heaps of mud. PitPat can deal with all of it.

How much exercise does a senior Miniature Schnauzer need?

You may notice around the 8-year mark your furry housemate’s energy levels start to drop. This is perfectly natural as we all get a bit more achy and tired in our golden years.

If you start to notice your dog slowing down, it’s probably best to shorten your walks slightly. 

You may be asking “But by how much?”, and that’s a great question. Every dog will need to slow down at a different time in their lives, and by a different amount. That’s why we’ve done everything we can to make this experience as easy as possible. 

Popping a PitPat on your dog’s collar will not only help monitor your dog’s activity but will also adjust their exercise goals so that when they do get to a certain age you know exactly how much to reduce exercise by.

How can I keep my Miniature Schnauzer busy?

The ancestry of the Schnauzer means that they like to be on the go constantly. Spending multiple decades strolling through farms has developed them into a very active breed. That’s why they may have moments of madness in your home environment. 

Besides ensuring they get the right amount of exercise daily, try to make sure they get plenty of mental stimulation by playing plenty of games and providing opportunities for them to learn.

Making sure these games are enriching and non-repetitive day-by-day is vital, as changes in routine help stimulate them further, and get those brain muscles flexing.

Making sure your Miniature Schnauzer is getting the pawfect amount of exercise is easy with a PitPat dog activity monitor – so what are you waiting for? Get yours for just £39 today.

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