If you’re a homebody who spends all day inside on the computer or couch, a corgi may not be a good fit for you. Corgis require at least one hour of exercise per day to keep them happy, stimulated, and healthy.

Now, you don’t have to go on one-hour walks. Feel free to break up sessions into 15 or 30 minutes walks, or two 20-minute walks and 20 minutes of play. It’s important to play with your corgi puppy to vary the type of activity they get. They do well on long and short walks, but their shorter legs make them unable to keep up to someone on a bicycle. After walk or play, make sure to give your corgi lots of cool, fresh water to keep them hydrated.

Walking isn’t just for their physical health though, their working drive and intelligence means they need a lot of mental stimulation. If a corgi is not active physically and mentally, they can become bored and frustrated. A regular obedience training schedule is a great way to play with your dog while also satisfying their “working” drive.

It’s also best to keep your corgi inside during extreme temperatures, like heat waves or cold snaps.