Hi--I'm new here, and would love some advise from experienced lab owners. I'm considering adopting a 5 year old male black lab from a rescue. The foster family tells me he's very calm, and is fine with one walk a day (1 mile or so), as well as a couple of sessions of fetch in the back yard per day. Is this an accurate description of how much exercise he'll need? I work at home, but am not a really energetic person. (I had a keeshond who died last month, and I walked her about 20 mins. three times per day. --so that much energy I have!) Would a 5 year old lab be happy here with that much exercise? (Plus tons of time and love!) Leya
I think that would be great. Labs love to play and run, but most of all love to please their owner. It would be good for the walks and some play time outside. He's a little older, but most labs truly love to be doing things, but no when it is time to settle down. They are very affectionate loyal pets.
I agree totally with MOM. I have two labs and they both need there outside time, run, play, walk whatever.. I think that is good too. they are dogs who want to please there masters. I thought my female would be to much inside and she is great. When she goes outside she runs and plays a little.. she is almost two years old .. a five year old should be fine for you.. they adjust to there enviroment well.. as long as they get there outside time they are good. good luck and keep us updated...
i have a 4 1/2 year old lab, and she is very calm at this age. a walk per day does her fine. she's a total house dog who just loves to be with us. i'd go for it. that amount of exercise sounds reasonable.