Other than letting him run somewhere outside ?
(He lives in an apartment)
It's a young Husky/GSD, and 3-4 km walks barely put a dent in him, especially in cool weather.
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You've discovered why some breeds/mixes are poor choices for people who have no large outdoor space to exercise the dog. There isn't anything that can substitute for sustained, aerobic activity. Dogs need some time when they can RUN at their own pace (some very speedy, some not!). Heart-pumping, joyous exericse. If your dog is large and energetic and your home small, you need to find some safe outdoor space to do this in.
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See if there is a local doggie daycare with acreage & activities to help your dog burn off energy. Check with local vets.
This is why I bought a bicycle (other than I like them).

I noticed, when I walked this dog that is new to me and very large, that he wanted to trot faster than I could walk. I didn't want to hold him back. So I bought a bicycle and he trots along next to me for 4km or so twice a day.
I do not recommend that you do it the way I do it (on a leash) because you will fall (it takes great skill), but there is a device sold that I think would be better.
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Other than letting him run somewhere outside ? (He lives in an apartment) It's a young Husky/GSD, and 3-4 km walks barely put a dent in him, especially in cool weather.

When Murphy was young about the only thing that would really tire her out was a big swim.
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Rachel
(New Zealand)
Other than letting him run somewhere outside ? (He lives in an apartment) It's a young Husky/GSD, and 3-4 km walks barely put a dent in him, especially in cool weather.

How young? Be careful of prolonged exercise like jogging long distances especially on cement or concrete if he's under a year to a year and a half.
If he's a young adult, well, 3-4 km walks barely put a dent in *me*! (ie, 45 minutes at a 6 km/hr pace doesn't even begin to tire me and I'm in so-so shape.) Give him at least* a half hour at the trot at *least
5 days a week; that won't tire him but might at least keep him fromgoing completely stir-crazy.
-Alison in OH
Certainly agree with others that natural exercise is best, but you might supplement, if you have room, with a treadmill: www.jogadog.com
I walk my (large!) dog for 2 miles a day and then he gets to run around the backyard, while I chase him, throw the ball, etc. If it's really yucky outside I tire him by playing Hide and go seek,tug of war, and throwing a ball down the stairs...and he has to fetch it and bring it back. THAT really tires him out after going up and down 15 stairs about 7 times or so. He loves it, but make it fun by giving him a treat everytime he brings you the ball. After a few months, you won't need the treat. He'll just do it for the praise!
We discovered that one of the best ways to tire out a dog was to have him play with another dog. Got any friends and a small park you can let them romp in?
-Shannon
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