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Old November 29th, 2012, 10:14 AM
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Walking the Dog

I have been wondering for a while how long I should be walking my dog. She is a Dachshund/Schnauzer mix and after she got fixed she has more energy. Usually I walk her for around 20 mins each day, the other day I took her for a really long walk and she was wiped out it was 50 mins I think but after her little power nap she was ready to go again. Should I be taking her for a walk for an hour each day or ?
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Old November 29th, 2012, 11:38 AM
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If your dog seem to be enjoying herself on a long walk and not acting too tried
during it a 50 minutes walk would be fine. I would try to take her two half hour walks so she can take her business if you do not have a yard she can use. My dog Marty is small and a he is tried after a 30 min. walk but he has bronchitis
and get SOB very easy.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 01:01 PM
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I will try two 30 minute walks, hopefully it will help. She's still young so I know she has a lot of energy, I will just have to get used to walking more. It will be better for me too.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Do you have a fenced yard you can play with her in? Certainly for a young dog half an hour a day is probably not enough. I agree that maybe two half hour walks is better. My dog gets half an hour in the morning with me, than hubby takes her out for an hour during the day, and then I take her out again at night for another half hour or 40 minutes depending on the weather. My girl is old now, but this has always been our pattern. We will need to adjust that some when we get (hopefully) our puppy early next year as very young puppies cannot take such long walks.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 04:02 PM
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Not at the moment, hopefully soon I will be moving and it will have a large fenced in yard for her to play in. I tried the two 30 min walks out and I will see how she is later on, I just have no idea where to walk. I live out in the country at the moment and ended up walking in the ditch for most of it which really killed my knees. I don't feel safe walking on the road since people are going fast and some don't even go around. Any help there?
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Old November 29th, 2012, 04:17 PM
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Are there any trails you can walk your puppy saftey ? A puppy playground would help your puppy burn up some energy and she would learn doggies skills too. Marty went a to doggie playgroup and it helped him get better doggie skills. I hope you'll be able to find a house with a fenced in yard , that would be great.
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