11-13-2017, 11:13 AM
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Springers are smart dogs, and like most smart dogs need to use their brains. Plus mentally exhausting them can be as simple as puzzle toys. I find that with smart dogs using their brain is a great way to tire them out, plus you get a break. There are a bunch of great puzzle toys out their. I personally like the Kong ones, I have an extreme chewer and they are hardy.
I have an Aussie and found at that age she needed a lot of activity. We did 2-4 walks a day about 20-30 minutes each, plus training time (10-15 minutes), and then about 1-2 puzzle toys with treats a day. This totally saved me from having a crazy dog.
It sounds like you are doing all the right things and if you are worried about her young joints and bones, I suggest talking with your vet and making a plan. It really helped me feel safe with the amount we exercised.