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View Poll Results: How often do you walk your dogs?
Daily- under 30 minutes 36 23.23%
Daily- over 30 minutes 41 26.45%
More than once a day 41 26.45%
2-3 times per week 12 7.74%
4-6 times per week 20 12.90%
sometimes 13 8.39%
almost Never 7 4.52%
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post #1 of 86 (permalink) Old 07-29-2007, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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We walk Racquet at least twice to three times a day for about 1/2 hour each time.
We also play fetch in the backyard. He has alot of energy and loves to walk/run, etc.
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Hi Linda,
We walk Benji about 20 minutes in the morning. It is not all walk though as Benji stops to sniff and mark here and there. I also play with him in the evening for about 15-20 minutes where he runs quite a lot fechting his ball.

Benji as if has an internal clock for the time of his morning walk and evening play. Without fail, he comes and touches my foot with his nose and starts to "talk" to remind me that it's time for walk or play. He gets very excited when I use the cue words to tell him that we are going for a walk or play ball.

The poll sounds good and it would be nice to know how everybody is managing activities to keep their furbabies healhty and entertained.

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How often do you walk your dogs?

Hi,
Was wondering how often everyone walks their dogs. We go daily for about an hour off leash. I feel guilty if I miss a day. Should I feel guilty? Do they really need this much exercise?

I might try to start a poll, but forgive me if I can't figure out how to do it. It might be interesting to see the results.
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I moved the top two posts from the other thread.

I walk mine once a day now and its right at 30 min. Im going to try and get it longer slowly. I will start walking them twice a day when the weather cools off. Right now, I have to go before it heats up. They ( well Goldie at least) gets overheated pretty easy.
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I voted every day over 30 minutes, but it's actually twice a day over 30 minutes (both at the off leash park). My poodles are very active and need their exercise and so is Bugsy, who thinks he is a standard poodle as well.

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Now hat the weather is warm, I try to walk them 2x a day - onc e when I get home in the afternoon and again after dinner. If it is very hot, just a quick walk, 10-15 mins. If it is cooler, then they just want to keep walking, usually about 1/2 an hour.

If Shelby gets too hot, she will just throw herself down on someone's shady lawn for a rest.


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I do the two-three times a week although my Wife walks Radar as well when I can't so combines it would probably be the #2 choice.

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Walking Sherman

Hi, it's been awhile!
Sherman gets walked at least 4 times a day, but these walks aren't for exercise. It's a business walk. They usually take 10-15 minutes. Longer in the summer than in the winter. It isn't a lot of fun walking Sherman. He still pulls a lot and stops on a dime to sniff every mailbox, garbage can and blade of grass a dog ever peed on. Oh, I guess it's fun.

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Hi all

I walk Lito 4-6 times per week now. We used to go every day either early morning or late evening, but unfortunately he isn't as happy about walking as Stogie and Goldie are WHen I pull out the leash, he runs and hides!!!!! He loves to play and to retrieve objects, but he is a bit of a couch potato when it comes to "enforced" exercise. He's a nut!

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We don't walk every day here. Number one reason right now is the heat. It has been hovering right around 100 degrees~~ yikes!
Plus, with 4 adult dogs....all the runlikehells, wrestling and playing is lots of exercise for them!


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