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How much time outside?

My Havs love, love, love to be outside to play and RLH. It's especially fun for them when the kids are playing in the yard too. We have a large yard. They probably spend up to 3 hours total outside a day. I never leave home while they are out and I have 2 fake great horned owls out there protecting them from birds of prey. LOL.
Do your Havs like outside time? How long do they spend out?
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I'm thinking that Molly gets about
3+ hours of play outside, and that doesn't include our walks.

I NEVER leave her outside by herself, even though our yard is fenced and the gates are locked.

I use the outside time to work around the yard, to play with her, and sometimes? To do NOTHING at all (THAT'S the BEST thing about retirement!)

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Duncan loves to be outside especially when the whole family is out there.He will run around after the girls or being a pain in the butt while we are doing yardwork.
He gets about 2-3 walks a day!


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Amy & I take daily walks, 1 1/2-2 miles. Our yard isn't fenced in, so she doesn't get to run off lead all that much. I learned today though, that she'll stay near us & won't roam as long as she's dragging her leash. The second I take that thing off, she bolts! I hope to get a lot more outdoor time with her once summer gets here.

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Milo spends a couple of hours a day outdoors. He's usually out with one or both of the others, occasionally alone when he refuses to come home. The gates are closed and the yard is fenced. I haven't been afraid most of the time up to now, but you've got me thinking.

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Our dogs can go and come as they please. They spend a lot of time out but it really varies with the weather. They don't go out just to hang out much. They prefer lounging in the house.
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Dora loves to wonder outside. Sometimes I find her laying under our deck on her own or sniffing in a bush. I actually cut out a trail from under the deck to the sidewalk and she loves it. I would say on her own, probably an hour a day. With me or DH- 3-4 hours a day. But I live in an area where you can pretty much go outside year round with a long sleeve shirt on

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I agree, these dogs should not be left unattended. Henry likes to chase whatever needs to be chased in my parents backyard, but that is limited as we do not live there and I try to limit it.

We live in a condo apartment. He doesn't seem to want to go outside and runs away when he sees the leash. I think he just likes to lounge. I read somewhere that havs, given the choice of being outside all day or with their person, they will choose person every time.
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From what I've read if you have birds of prey, small animals should not be left alone in your yard. A lot of people will use a big exercise pen and put a top on it to protect them. I agree that mine prefer to lounge in the house but do love their daily walks.


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haven't been afraid most of the time up to now, but you've got me thinking.
I'm not a nay-sayer nor a fatalist, but last Spring we had some concern in our area about puppy-snatching. A neighboring town had two (or three...can't remember...) and we had a "strange" guy in the neighborhood who approached dogs in the yard when he thought they were alone.

So, Molly always has company, and locked gates as a precaution.

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