A Reader Asks…
I have a 6 month old boxer/mastiff mix who stays indoors with me most of the time right now. I walk him for 3 miles a day (usually one walk but sometimes two trips of 1.5 miles each), and at night he usually needs to go out and play for 20mins-1hour (we usually play fetch or a football type game).
How much activity does he need at this age and how much will he need as he grows? I bought an invisible fence and am going to install it this weekend and work on training him to stay in the backyard…I'm unsure about how large of a space I want to give him (theres about a half acre of space available but I want him to have a portion of it to himself where he can run around and play in the grass without messing up the garden or anything). What is the smallest amount of space he would need? I'm just gonna let him out in the yard during the day so he doesn't get bored…his activity schedule probably won't change (playing/walking daily) and he will be inside after dark.
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