How much time does a dog need per day? - All about dogs on Wikipet!
This question is asked by many potential owners, trying to understand whether they have enough energy and time for their pet. However, to answer the question, how much time is needed per dog per day, is not so simple. Everything is very individual here.
Let's figure it out.
A dog needs to be walked - this is a minimum of 2 hours a day. But maybe more, it depends on the breed of the dog and its individual characteristics. However, no less.
The dog needs to be fed - that means, if you choose natural nutrition, it is worth buying and, possibly, preparing it. With dry food in this sense is easier.
Hair care is required, and it can be daily, weekly, several times a week or more rare, but requiring more time for 1 time (such as trimming). It depends on the characteristics of your dog.
Hygienic procedures are necessary, and here everything is also individual.
You need to deal with a dog. How often and how much time is required depends on your goals and training abilities. But at least once a week it’s worth doing with any dog. The duration of the lesson is an individual matter, we write a lot about this in the dog training section.
In addition, there are unforeseen situations that may require your attention around the clock for several days.
So a definite answer to the question “How much time per day does a dog need?” no. And how much time do you spend on a child? To a partner? To work? Everything is very individual!