Exercise

Vital to the health and mental well being of the CED is exercise.  These dogs have an enormous amount of energy, and their exercise requirements reflect this.  Without exercise and stimulation, boredom will set in which could lead to destructiveness.

 There are many activities in which you and your dog can participate which will give it adequate exercise.  Traditionally these dogs were used to pull sleds, something that the CED still loves, only needing to learn your specific directions, as pulling is part of their nature.  CEDs also enjoy participating in many other activities humans enjoy doing, such as backpacking, hiking, camping, weight-pulling, and ski-joring to name a few.  As long as they are with their human, they seem to enjoy nearly everything.  One should note however, that depending on the temperature, some activities should be avoided, as these dogs can succumb to dehydration and heat exhaust.