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Old 10-22-2012, 05:27 PM
TahlzK TahlzK is offline
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Default Sunny walking in the warmer months, thoughts? =|

It's slowly warming up in Australia. Yesterday it was a tad warm but it wasn't bad enough that we couldn't go for a comfortable walk. I was in a rush today so I took both dogs for a short walk around the block, we walked for 18minutes but that's only because I walked so slow, I can walk around the block in 7minutes.

Serenity did fine. Sunny is my concern. By the end of the walk he was walking by my side (which he never does, he likes to pull a bit and walk ahead). He stopped at some shade and didn't want to move and we were almost home. When we got home he jumped in the shell pool which he hasn't done since last Summer. That pool is there for Serenity, he never normally goes in it.

I don't want to do wrong by him. I don't know what to do. Should I just walk him in the morning instead? Should I just do a 10minute walk? How do I watch for stress heat?

Maybe I'm over reacting but he hasn't acted that way before in walks. I don't know if I should take him for long walks. I wouldn't have walked him if it was hotter but it wasn't that hot. He's only 6.. I just don't know about walking him in this mild heat.

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