Is our lifestyle appropriate for a golden doodle?
December 28, 2008 9:59 PM Subscribe
Is our lifestyle appropriate for a golden doodle? We'd like to get a golden doodle puppy, but we need to make sure that we can give apuppy/young dog enough exercise.
posted by jewzilla to Pets & Animals (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We both work full-time, so our current plan is as follows: 3 x a week I will take the puppy to work with me (yes, I'm lucky enough to work at a place that allows you to bring a dog and many people do) the other 2 week days my wife will bring the puppy to doggy day care. The puppy will receive the following walks (15 mins in the morning, 15 minutes at lunch, 30 minutes in the evening, and 15 minutes at bed). My wife may take the puppy running with her when it's able. Is this sufficient exercise? I've seen different things on the internet claiming that a golden doodle will need up to 2 hours a day. We have a large house with a backyard so I'm pretty sure we have enough space. We will take the dog to obedience/agility class at least once a week and will be able to bring the dog to the park on the weekends.
This seems like a question that could be answered with googling, but the information out there is inconsistent. Thanks for all your help.