As with any high energy breed, exercise is a must! If you want to have a peaceful evening on the couch, be sure to run/work your pup before you want to relax! Zig gets in a good 5 hours of running and playing in the yard with my girls every morning. He relaxes in his crate in the afternoon, and then in the evening he is out in the yard and doing more structured exercising and training with me. A pup like this is a lot of work and can be exhausting at times, but it pays off in the end when you're both passed out on the couch and happy!