The average adult dog sleeps about 12 to 14 hours a day.
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A dog should spend between ½ hour and 2 hours of activity per day, Hunting, herding and working breeds need the most exercise. It depends on the breed, size and overall health of the dog. Of course as dogs age, they require less exercise, but it is still important.
A small adult dog might only need ½ cup of food while a 100 lb adult dog needs about 5 cups maybe even 6. A 50 pound dog would need about 2 ½ cups.
How much should you feed a puppy? About ½ cup, three times a day. Puppies need smaller meals more often for easier digestion.
How much water does a puppy or dog need? A dog needs about ½ ounce to 1ounce per day, so a 20 pound puppy needs about 10 to 20 ounces per day. A 100 pound adult dog needs about 50 ounces a day. Keep in mind there are 128 ounces in a gallon so a big dog needs between a half gallon and gallon or more of water a day to stay hydrated.
A good place to socialize a dog is a dog park. This is a place where other people take dogs to play and burn off some energy. I am not sure if I would take a dog there during a dog flu season, but this will pass soon and the dog park might be something to look into.
After a dog has been sitting around all winter, condition it to summer activity, the same as you would do for yourself. Don’t overdo it. Build up to vigorous activity gradually.