I am wondering if anyone feels their lab can be sufficiently exercised without off leash time daily? Our lab is 11 months and overall doing quite well. He is at his absolute best self when he’s been thoroughly exercised (as most dogs are). Normally I bring him to the park for about 45 mins in the morning and give him about 30 mins off leash in a fenced area (not a dog park, just fenced in field) or keep him on a long lead and play fetch. Lately, the park has become incredibly crowded with the nicer weather and I’m finding it harder and harder to find off leash opportunities where I can really bond with my dog and focus on training without people coming up to us and the dogs running around to play together. The park is fairly open so there isn’t a ton of escape opportunities or areas to hide out if you don’t want the interaction. Does anyone find that their dog can settle with say a 45min on-leash walk twice a day? Since he’s approaching a year I’m also thinking about starting to do a short run with him since his joints are better formed but not sure if I should wait on this longer too.