How Do You Tire Out a Labrador Retriever?

I’m 13 years old, and i have a three year old labrador Retriever. I just took him for a ten minute walk, and then played fetch for another five-seven minutes. He is now laying on the floor, and he just sighed.
How long should you walk a Labrador Retriever so that he is happy?

The best way tire your dog out is to go on a long 15-20 minute run with it. yeah it doesnt sound like a long time, but when your running it gets tiring after about 15 minutes. but if your just walking i would walk your dog for about 30-45 minutes. Either running or walking, it should be done with your dog at least 2 times a day

10 Responses to “How Do You Tire Out a Labrador Retriever?”

  1. Steffi Giraffe says:

    That’s nothing! Ideally, dogs should have at LEAST an hour of exercise every day.
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  2. Harlee be a Sled Dog says:

    Dogsledding

    besides this on weekends,I walk my lab for at least an hour. Sometimes i’m too busy with school work, but labs are active breeds, ten minutes wont cut it. I know people are busy, but take him while you ride a bike. An hour is a lot to ask every day, but try to have fun walking him, it’s not a chore.
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  3. the Hammer says:

    You don’t. lol.

    I used to take mine to the river for half the day or more, he’d be swimming and chasing the sticks the ENTIRE time. He’d be lazy on the car ride home, but ready to go again at soon as we got home….
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  4. Dont Litter! Spay and Neuter says:

    The best way tire your dog out is to go on a long 15-20 minute run with it. yeah it doesnt sound like a long time, but when your running it gets tiring after about 15 minutes. but if your just walking i would walk your dog for about 30-45 minutes. Either running or walking, it should be done with your dog at least 2 times a day
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  5. Cass C says:

    I’d say about 20-30 minutes a day would be quite healthy. I have a senior dog though so she doesn’t require as much as a puppy would. It depends on the type of excersise and the age of the dog or puppy. They say you should excersie your dog twice a day.
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  6. Tash says:

    Up his walk to about 45 minutes to an hour. If he walks good on a leash you could run him with your bike at a steady jog for him for about 25-30 minutes. Labs love to swim so when it gets warm out you can take him swimming.
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  7. AngryDonald says:

    20 mins of hardcore fetch works for my dog, he doesn’t stop for the whole 20 mins. It used to be 10 than he would tire out now he’s more in shape
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  8. 10ECVOLS says:

    Tire him out? Good luck. Labs are one of the most active dogs and alot more excercise is rerquired than what you just gave him. He needs at least two 45 min. walks a day plus engaging play time throughout the day. If not he will be mistaken for being hyper active and destructive because they will find something to outlet their energy if you won’t.
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  9. gordyman43 says:

    Well as a dog owner myself, i usually walk him for about a mile or 2. It gives both of us exerseize and it usually takes about 25 minutes. But if its bad weather out, i sometimes let him run on my tredmil. He loves it on there. If you dont have a tredmil, try like a 20 minute walk but if its bad weather outside, play with him all throughout the day in the house and he will surley tire out eventualy.
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  10. KKingS says:

    Lol, it is impossible to tire out a lab!
    <—This one gets a minimum of an hour walk a day and then spends the rest of the day playing around in the yard with my other dog. Even after that, he has plenty of energy to do it all again.

    You’ll have to work up to it, but typically labs will need a minimum of an hour brisk walk per day. Even better if you make it two hours per day. On top of that, they still need another activity as an outlet for any extra energy…yard play time, agility, etc.
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