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Old 10-08-2009, 02:16 AM
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I walk - Capone lumbers. Unless he spots a sqiurrell... or rabbit, etc. *sigh*

We skip the day after agility practice, about once a week. (usually because he's managed to meld with his crate 'poufy' and can't hear me from his slumber.... though I shouldn't pick on him, I'm not in great shape after running like a spazz, either.)
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:45 AM
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I walk my dogs 1-2 hours every day. Maybe 1/2 hour of that is with both of them together, and they each get long individual walks with lots of training and down-stays and recall work.

I try to walk as many different routes as possible, or drive to a park or the lake and walk there. I used to avoid walking often and in different places, and it started to show a LOT. They are noticeably more adjusted, social and desensitized to different people/dogs/animals/traffic. Walks are amazing for bonding.

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Old 10-08-2009, 02:50 AM
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Buster only used to get a couple of short walks a week, he seemed fine with that. We had a big backyard and he had the other animals to interact with plus we were doing a lot of training. He was in the house a lot of the time though.

Since he got here he's been bouncing off walls, don't know what happened to my quiet little boy. For the last week we've gone out for 2 x 1 hour walks every day + our normal interaction and training. I've finally got the high energy dog I always wanted lol. I think it must be because he's all on his own now, when its not me interacting with him he's just got himself to entertain himself.

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Old 10-08-2009, 05:02 AM
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Mine don't get daily walks, there's simply too many loose dogs around here (around 3-6 in a half hour walk). My girls aren't aggressive, but at least two of the dogs that are loose on a regular basis are (Upendi and I were nearly attacked by a yellow lab right behind my house. Thankfully the neighbor was out and chased the dog back home). When we do walk them it's normally at 2 or 3 in the morning because we don't seem to run into as many loose dogs then.

Not only that, but our town is VERY boring to walk in. There's two main roads and a bunch of dead end streets and no trails to walk.

That said, we go out on the long line a lot and take them to a friends fenced yard to play. We also do lots of training and normally when I go out at least one of them goes with me.

The tennis ball and frisbee have been lifesavers in tiring Mina out and honestly I don't think a walk would tire her out nearly as much.

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Old 10-08-2009, 07:12 AM
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We walk on a daily basis usually, except it's the same one every day-- to the bus stop and back.

Other than that, Kona walks herself for the most part. We live on a huge slab of land so she gets to go out and gallyvant each night, and she normally does 3-5 times each evening.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:49 AM
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OUR regular walks keep our leash work nice and tight. I know if we have too many running in the fields or woods and go back to the walks it is a bit sloppy and takes a bit to shape it back up. My dogs need the mental stimulation that because of our house size and unfenced yard they would not get at home. IT allows us to train with distraction, and most important road safety. We run into loose dogs pretty regularly but have not had a problem.

Go Petie Go Go Who Go!

love comes in many directions with mary

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and then in came a little white kitten,
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by PoodleMommy View Post
LOL @ Lola'sDad... that looks fun though, I bet Lola loves it.

Yes she does love it. I have a mirror on the bike and when we are going forward she is just sitting there looking at everything going by and shes never laying down in it. It seems she likes the dog bike trailer better than the car seat in the truck.

When she is in the car seat in the truck she sits up like she is human with her left paw straight out for support and her right paw on the edge as if it is an arm rest but when we are on the highway she lays down. If were on roads in neighborhoods or towns than she sits up and looks out the window. One time we were coming back from the dog park and she was laying down and we came across a line of people waiting in line for something going on through a town and was going kind of slow so I told Lola Here are your adoring fans all lined up to see you and she sat right up in her human position and was looking out the window at all of them as we were driving by, it was quite funny they way she did that. It is actually like she understood what I said

Can someone please kill this flea before it jumps on Lola
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:59 AM
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My guys don't get walked, every now and then I will take a dog to wander around when I go somewhere, but with so many dogs it doesnt' end up being often for any one dog.

I have a fair bit of land, and there are other dogs to run and play with, so the dogs get a good run a couple of times a day.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:20 AM
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I walk mine irregularly. They get plenty of exercise and honestly, a 2 hour walk wouldn't do anything for Gunnar. Even Daisy can come back from a long walk and the 1st thing she does is pick up a ball and want to play. Bruzer can't keep up with the big dogs on walks so he usually doesn't go.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:45 AM
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We walk almost everyday weather permitting, we walk to the shopping center, sometimes sit out by the grocery store and let people meet her. We cross busy roads, go to starbucks and sit outside for meet and greets, to the post office and I take her in stores where she's allowed. I try to take her to Petsmart a couple of times a week, even if we don't need anything. Dog park twice a month and we play ball up and down the stairs about 30 minutes a day or until she get's tired of it.

I can't physically wear Peyton out with just a walk, but if I keep her mentally stimulated at the same time, she seems to sleep better.
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