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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-22-2016, 09:22 AM
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In winter you may have some trouble, but just play ball in-house or fetch with some other toy 40 minutes of walking a day is fine for most havvies!

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Yeah exercise is really important in stimulating them both physically and mentally. I walk Sammy at least twice a day. He can also play outside our backyard. He has his own sort of agility course
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We don't have a fenced yard, but we do have a rail trail that is perfect for walks. Mojo likes going there. We walk for about 20 minutes one way, then turn around. But as soon as we reach the park bench, she sits her little butt down and stares at me until I sit down, too. We watch people coming and going and she drinks up the praise and petting, then signals when she's ready to go on. Also, she loves chasing games in the house, fetch, and working on her puzzle treat ball.
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Living in a condo in an area with 5 months of oppressive 90+ degree outdoor heat calls for creative solutions, and Tux is creative when it comes to "working out". One routine is called "Circle The Table" (on the rug) as fast as possible, reversing directions (still full speed) with each completed circle, while simultaneously growling ferociously. The next exercise (Hall Attack) is accomplished by speeding down the 50' long hall on slippery marble floors, sliding full speed into, and bumping the wall at the end by turning sideways at the last second (to protect one's brain), and after being repelled off the wall and landing on all fours, reverse direction and do the same maneuver at the opposite end of the hall. Repeat over and over again without resting until tongue begins to hang out and Mom and Dad stop gawking in amazement at the "creativity". "Performing for Food" by twirling endlessly on hind legs until the banana or strawberry is granted. "Hunting Prey" by going after the stuffed squirrel tied to a string that Mom seems to never let go. "First one to the Front Door" by being released from the restrictive leash the second the elevator door opens. Finally, the best one of all is AGILITY SCHOOL!!!
Forget FETCH. That one lasts a couple of throws and then digresses into "Keep Away and Kill". Tux hates long walks, and so did our other Havanese. They seem to thrive on bursts of speedy activity followed by a long stretch-out on a cool floor and a nice nap. Learning tricks and obedience is a nice way to avoid boredom, but I suspect it's the treats and hugs that follow, that spur his real interest in that.
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Living in a condo in an area with 5 months of oppressive 90+ degree outdoor heat calls for creative solutions, and Tux is creative when it comes to "working out". One routine is called "Circle The Table" (on the rug) as fast as possible, reversing directions (still full speed) with each completed circle, while simultaneously growling ferociously. The next exercise (Hall Attack) is accomplished by speeding down the 50' long hall on slippery marble floors, sliding full speed into, and bumping the wall at the end by turning sideways at the last second (to protect one's brain), and after being repelled off the wall and landing on all fours, reverse direction and do the same maneuver at the opposite end of the hall. Repeat over and over again without resting until tongue begins to hang out and Mom and Dad stop gawking in amazement at the "creativity". "Performing for Food" by twirling endlessly on hind legs until the banana or strawberry is granted. "Hunting Prey" by going after the stuffed squirrel tied to a string that Mom seems to never let go. "First one to the Front Door" by being released from the restrictive leash the second the elevator door opens. Finally, the best one of all is AGILITY SCHOOL!!!
Forget FETCH. That one lasts a couple of throws and then digresses into "Keep Away and Kill". Tux hates long walks, and so did our other Havanese. They seem to thrive on bursts of speedy activity followed by a long stretch-out on a cool floor and a nice nap. Learning tricks and obedience is a nice way to avoid boredom, but I suspect it's the treats and hugs that follow, that spur his real interest in that.
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I'll try. Problem is I don't usually have a phone in hand when he determines it's "cracker dog time". I may start carrying a phone with me. The circling the table happens after a good poop outside. What was that commercial for a laxative that used the song "I feel good!" ,or when it's time to go to bed. The hall attack can come out of nowhere.

We just got back from Agility lesson 7 with 11 obstacles. Tux did great and I'm still flailing. He goes everywhere I tell him to go, if I could just remember the right direction. This is a very humbling experience invented by God so that humans will know what it's like to be exposed as completely inferior to dogs.
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