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Old 04-02-2009, 07:49 PM
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nanook goes for about 6 15 minute free runs a day. chases the ball out back... chases rabbits. THen back in. 3 or 4 times a week we go for about a 1 - 2 hour hike. Sometime a little more challenging. She could use more but that's all we seem to manage. When the rain stops i have lots of hikes in mind while steve is here
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:53 PM
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Depends on the weather and my health. IF i feel like crap they free run in the valley because i can sit in the car and watch them. If it is a good day they get a walk. IF it is cold or raining they can tough it out.

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Old 04-02-2009, 08:04 PM
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varies...a lot...

not safe to walk dogs in my neighborhood.. So I always have to be "creative" and being creative is a PITA som'times.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:10 PM
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There is a hike that I want to do. 15 min drive to the trail head. 15 minutes to the suspension bridge and 90 mins to a lake. I really want to go but I don't think Nanook will go over the bridge

has anyone taken their dogs over a suspension bridge?
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:31 PM
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Not that often. There doing alot of construction on the road I usually walk on (that I don't have to drive too) so we haven't walked in a month or two on a regular basis.

Since Baseball/Softball season is starting up I've taken Blaze (and Lizzie once she gets her rabies shot update) walking in the park/lake area.
Forgot to add that we've got about an acre of fenced backyard for the dogs. And some of the dogs enjoy running offleash way more than walking on a lead.

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Old 04-02-2009, 08:32 PM
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Every single day the Dobes get out and about. We live on over an acre. But we take them off the property often for hiking and socialization. We just got back today from letting them run in a track area. They keep us in good shape. We bike, hike, walk, play ball, and generally just have a lot of fun together.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:52 PM
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we rarely go for walks. i have chronic problems with loose, unattended dogs in my neighborhood and it's too stressful and risky. sometimes we'll go hiking in the woods (but then there's ticks to contend with. ugh!) or go walk out at the lake where there is actually a park warden who enforces the leash law. most of their exercise is at home or in my parents' much larger fenced in yard.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:04 PM
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Not to give the idea that poor Ollie is yard bound .... we have a very large unfenced front yard ( back yard is fenced ) on a VERY quiet one lane street . Ollie knows the boundries and goes out front ( with me )at least 2 or 3 times a day off leash and has a good run . I always check before we go out and there are rarely stray dogs or people out .
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:05 PM
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I try to get him out atleast every second day for atleast 45 minutes. His DA means we have to limit the places/times we can go, thankfully he doesn't bounce off walls when not taken out enough.
I was also taking him for a 30 minute jog every second day except he's developed a limp so until I get him to the vet, I'm not running him.

We also have a huge fenced backyard that we cycle them around in all day.

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Old 04-02-2009, 09:16 PM
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I have two dogs and take them outside for "play time" about 5 days a week for 30 to 45 minutes, sometimes longer, sometimes not as long, depending on the weather and how I'm feeling.

The older dog doesn't like to run much but just likes to walk around and explore. The younger dog, a Jack Russell, likes to run and chase rocks that I throw.

I think they would like to go out more often (judging from the way they get excited when they know they're going out), but it isn't possible at this time. Maybe some day . . .
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