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How long do you walk your dog?

For how long per day do you walk your dog? (I mean continuously, not cumulative throughout the day.) I go for about 45 minutes, not including mini walks during his potty periods, is that ok?
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As long as the weather is nice, I shoot for 2 walks, about 30 mins each. The problem is now it is almost dark by 7pm, so we've been doing one walk on workdays, and 2 walks on days off. I think they got really spoiled on vacation, because we went for 2 loooong walks everday, plus playtime on the beach.


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i walk my guy 20 minutes in the morning, and a good 30 minutes in the afternoon, weather pending of course. he loves the fall, i live in cleveland, sometimes i'll walk until he's tired but 30 minutes seems to be the norm. now that he's 3 he doesnt have as much crazy energy to release, our walks were longer when he was a puppy. in the winter i find i need to provide mental stimulattion because there's snow on the ground, that actually wears him our more than a long walk!
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We go for an hour off leash. It's about 2-3 miles. It's more of a high speed run than a walk!





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We walk with Linda 4 or 5 times a week for an hour off leash (see her post above). I also take Brady for an additional 30 minute walk everyday. If we miss a day with Linda, he gets a second or third walk as well. I walk him for 15 minutes or so after each meal as well. We don't have a fence so these walks are his "poopy walks".


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I used to walk mine for 30 minutes every night, but they had too much energy during the day. (I must have at least one ADHD dog.) So I added a 2 mile power walk in the morning at 5 am prior to work. It has helped a lot with the energy. Today I was off so we did 3 miles. They could handle a lot more I am sure.
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Well unfortunately I haven't walked Valentino much this summer. It has been too hot...I mean here it is the end of Sept. and we are still experiencing 90 degree temps! I am so ready for something that resembles fall and Mr. Valentino and I will get to walking!
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I walk Biscuit 30--60 minutes every day. I never miss a day because otherwise he leads a pretty sedentary life without a ton of stimulation, since it's just my husband and me, and I don't want him to become overweight.



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I always joke that Brady has a little bit of Lab in him and needs to be exercised every day or he will get himself into big trouble. He too is ADHD and needs to get some energy out or he will make me crazy!! Lab and a bit of Bassett Hound because he is always on the scent of something


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Kubrick goes on at least one walk/day for 30-45 minutes. Sometimes I do an hour if he's feeling especially excited. I don't actually go everyday (even though I should) so probably 5-6 days/week. I usually skip Mondays... I wonder why?


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