As a new "parent," I give a lot of doting attention to my Milt. Also, as a school teacher I am fortunate to stay home with him, practically 24/7 beginning at 8 weeks. I know that dogs sleep an awful lot during the day, but what is their threshold for doggie boredom?
Milt wakes up and potties, then does tricks and plays with my husband and me. After that, I take him on a long 40 - 60 minute walk. He sleeps most of the morning, and I take him out again for a short walk around noon. He rests, usually has a play date with another dog, and in the evening we go on another short walk. When Jeff returns, there are more tricks and fetch. inside After that, Milt naps all evening and sleeps through the night. Should I be engaging him more? How much stimulation does a dog really need? Any insight people have into this question would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!