How much physical exercise does a Golden Retriever need?

A happy and relaxed dog or puppy requires a minimum of 20 minutes of significant physical (fetch, off-lead walking etc.) exercise daily. A Kong chew toy, antler or puzzle ball will keep their mind engaged during your absences – providing further mental stimulation.

Young puppies should not be forced into strenuous physical activities (jogging, biking etc.) until after 18 months of age to protect their joints from serious physical harm. Use caution if you’re unsure. Consult a canine professional if your dog is showing signs of fatigue or lameness during or following exercise.