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How many hours/times per day do you walk your havanese & does it change with age?

How many hours/times per day do you walk your havanese & does it change with age? I heard that dogs will go till they drop so how do you know what is the right amount of walking/jogging/running exercise time for them? what about play time that takes energy. How do you not overdo nor underdo it? I just seen a video of a havanese on a treadmill... he looked like he was gonna fly off it cause it was going to fast for it.
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One of the great things about our Dizzie is that he will walk all day and be happy,equally so he is happy even if for whatever reason we don't go out for a few days,having said that he does have a garden to play in and his new sister Nellie to play with,the main thing is I try to make sure they don't get bored.On an average day we have one walk which lasts about an hour,and Dizzie and Nellie will probably have an RLH during that time.

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I don't walk Rosie, I am blessed with a big back yard that is fenced. I usually let her out in the morning while I am reading the paper and then again late afternoon with her pal Josie Wales, the outlaw cat. They run and play until tired. I usually sit out with them and have a margarita while they play. About an hour or so. Course they get up playing and go to bed playing, so she gets a lot of exercise. The good thing is I no longer have to throw the ball until my arm falls off.
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I walk Snickers at least once a day for about 45 minutes. I try to go twice a day, but I find it just takes too much time out of my day - which already has more "snickers time" in it than I ever expected. I'm outside a good portion of the day - either in the Garage working (And you can't believe what kind of trouble these little guys can get into in a garage) or in the back yard gardening or working on the pool and she's always with me. She get's plenty of exercise, but at only 7+ months old she's still a puppy and will sleep quickly when given the chance.

Don't know how much busier I'm going to be when Snoopy arrives at the end of the month -- just might be back to the regular AM and PM walks....

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Lucille, you are too funny!
What could be better than having a Margarita while watching your dog and cat play?

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Gucci is lazy, and so am I (when it comes to aimlessly walking around the hood) but my DH takes her in the evenings if it isn't too hot or too cold and sometimes, she'll do her business within 5 minutes and pull all the way home, lol other times, she'll walk for 30 min or so, but on average...she gets more exercise playing fetch or chase/RLH with me indoors than she does walking outdoors

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I walk Henry everyday (even in the snow) for 45 minutes in the morning and then I have a dog walker who gives him an hour walk at 2PM while I work. We also have a big fenced yard but he tends to only want to play out there when I'm playing with him, so the walks are good. If he doesn't have walks then he is restless and demanding at the end of the day.

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I don't walk Pepper around the neighborhood. He either rides in his bike trailer or the stroller. Pepper does NOT like walks - as in going from Point A to Point B. He will plop his little butt down and go limp. I find it's much faster, easier and more enjoyable if I put him in his chariot and take him out at our destination. Then he's a happy camper!

We do have a fenced acre and I take the dogs out to play/potty/lounge about 5 times a day, never less than 4. These outings make up about 1-1/2 to 2 hours of outside fun time.

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Because I live in an apartment I walk Lily more than I would if I lived in a big house with a yard and lots of people. The mental stimulation part of play and walking and seeing other dogs and people is really important I find. Lily is quite the social butterfly

During the week its a few times a day, and goal 45 min to an hour and a half walking and dog park in the evening. On the weekends I take her on field trips to the Arboretum or trails out in the country or out to the farm so she can just run and run. She will come home tuckered out but an hour later she is ready for more.
If a few days need to be less active she is good with that too.

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I don't walk Rosie, I am blessed with a big back yard that is fenced. I usually let her out in the morning while I am reading the paper and then again late afternoon with her pal Josie Wales, the outlaw cat. They run and play until tired. I usually sit out with them and have a margarita while they play. About an hour or so. Course they get up playing and go to bed playing, so she gets a lot of exercise. The good thing is I no longer have to throw the ball until my arm falls off.
Gosh Lucile that sounds like the life. Let us know when you are going to make a pitcher and invite us all over.

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