As a gundog, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is used to spending a great deal of time outside. But even as a puppy, before the hunting instincts really kick in, you'll notice that your Welshie loves running free in the outdoors! Never a stranger to hard work, the Welsh Springer Spaniel has high endurance and is capable of keeping up with even the most avid outdoorsmen.
If hiking in the woods and exploring the great outdoors is how you love to spend your free time, you and your Welshie will be able to spend hours of heart-pumping time together. The Welsh Springer Spaniel is used to spending long hours outdoors working, so even a long hike is unlikely to tire out this tireless creature. Known more for its endurance and athleticism, the Welsh Springer Spaniel can keep up whether you choose to run or walk for your daily exercise. Just be sure you have lots of water for your Welshie.
Camping is another activity that your Welshie will likely enjoy. Camping feeds the need of your pet to be outdoors and roam free, and doing this as a family will please your Welsh Springer Spaniel to no end. Although, you will have to be careful because this bundle of energy is a gundog at heart and if you let him, he will chase after a rabbit or bird for quite some time before returning to you.
If you like to spend long days at the beach, you'll have an abundance of activities at your disposal to enjoy with your Welsh Springer Spaniel. A game of fetch at the beach will give your Welshie the needed amount of daily exercise while also allowing him to roam free yet still be close to you. Frisbee is another great outdoor activity that your Welsh Springer Spaniel will enjoy. One-on-one games like fetch, catch and Frisbee allow your pet daily exercise. It'll give him the attention and love that the Welsh Springer Spaniel craves from his owner. If you decide to go for a dip in the ocean, take your Welshie with you. They love splashing their paws in the water, and swimming with your Welshie is an activity you won't soon forget.
Because your Welsh Springer Spaniel is a hunting dog, once off his leash, he's likely to dart in the direction of a rabbit, bird or any other small game that catches his eye. It's important that you allow your Welshie some free time off the leash, just be sure that you aren't close to any streets or traffic. The Welshie excels in the "great outdoors" but still require a watchful eye in the urban outdoors.
Any of the above-mentioned activities will provide your Welsh Springer Spaniel with the required amount of daily exercise as well some basic obedience training. A day at the beach or a long hike can even serve as small steps in the socialization process.