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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Nellybelly, Jun 3, 2010.


  1. Nellybelly

    Nellybelly PetForums VIP

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    DO you walk your dogs at set times?

    We have a different winter and summer routine, but walk times are set.

    We always walk first thing in the morning. Bella doesn't use the garden for toilet (her own choice) which is why the morning walk happens first thing. This is a proper walk, at least 45 mins long, with off lead.

    Then we do a short 3 minute toilet walk anytime between noon and 4pm/

    We usually go out at about 5ish for coffee, or to visit a friend or somethine. It's too hot to walk before 6.30 pm though. At 6.30 pm we go to the dog park, or drive to some other nice area to walk for at least an hour, all off lead.

    We're often not home before 8-8.30pm.

    Then we do our evening toilet walk (which is about 10minutes) anytime between 10pm and midnight.
     
  2. SpringerHusky

    SpringerHusky PetForums VIP

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    Yes, because of the heat. I suffer heat problems and if I get too hot I will blackout :( plus Maya is still double coated right now so gets very hot. I take to walking them eariler mornings and later at night because of it. I don;t always enjoy the summer sadly.
     
  3. EmCHammer

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    Midweek the dogs always get walked as soon as we get up in winter or summer, anytime between 7am and 8am.

    Again at weekends they get walked when we get up. Not to sound to slovenly but I love a good lie in at the weekend and often the dogs will come and get into bed and one of them stays in there after I do - as long as I am in bed and they have been up the garden and had some breakkie they will lay in. they will get fidgety as soon as up.

    In the winter try to get another good walk in but if not they have to go round the block which no one likes at all if OH can't walk them again about 3-4 depending on work. We try to make up for it with longer walks in the morning.

    In the summer they can get walked any time from 5 to 8pm depending on how hot it is etc.

    We do adapt with the winter/summer light/dark and heat.
     
  4. SEVEN_PETS

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    We have set times. At the park, all the dog walkers walk there between 7am and 10pm, so if I don't walk him during these times, he misses out on socialising. The afternoon walk is always after lunch, and the evening walk is always after dinner. Obviously, if its hot, he doesn't get an afternoon walk, and just gets an early morning and late evening walk.

    Ollie's so laidback that he doesn't beg for walks, so having set times never bothered us. If I had a dog that begged for walks and knew what times walks were, then I wouldn't have set times.
     
  5. Nellybelly

    Nellybelly PetForums VIP

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    The only walks Bella will expect (she doesnt bark or anything, just doesn't do anything else and sits outside waiting until we go) are morning and afternoon. But because she doesn't use the garden, even for a wee, we need to go out at least 2 more times (these are not set and she is very flexible about it).
    It's not really an option when to walk in the summer - too hot after 8am so we to go before. Too hot until 6.30-7pm, gets dark just after 8, so again we have to go before 7 and be back before dark (dont want to be at the dog park amongst tall tress etc at night in the dark)...
     
  6. Mr Kipling

    Mr Kipling PetForums Member

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    Yes we have set times and boy does she know when they are!

    Morning around 0700 for 20 mins, lunch same route 20 mins, 4 ish an hour on the beach ( this is her main exercise for the day ) and evening 8 - 9pm 10 mins for evening toilet.

    If I am late with any of them she walks towards her lead and wags her tail and I am in no doubt that it's walk time.
     
  7. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    No set times as when mine are walked depends if I'm working or not.
    Work days - 20 mins at 6.30 - teenagers walk then 45 mins after school then if I can I walk then an hour about 8pm after I'm in from work.
    Non Work Days - Morning walk, when I get around to it :p 2 hoursd in the afternoon and then 1 hour in the evening, times vary depending on what I'm doing, sometimes it's one big walk other times it's 3 walks.
     
  8. tafwoc

    tafwoc PetForums VIP

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    I don't have set times, im not that organised to stick to them. lol. Plus i think if i had plans to go out i would feel guilty as the dog would be expecting a walk, so just as and when. Usually later at night, after 6 usually in summer.
     
  9. catz4m8z

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    No set times for me. My lot use the garden or their puppy pads for toileting and can wear themselves out running back and forwards through the house so they dont pester for walks.
    The hot weather does make it awkard though, they have missed a couple of mornings coz I had to take the cat to the vet and it was too hot when I got back. Luckily they werent too bothered!:rolleyes:
     
  10. GoldenShadow

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    I don't do set anythings with Rupert. Don't want him starting to pester if the routine is at all different so he just kind of waits to be told when we are going and goes along with it. I know people who get hounded by their dogs come 4pm when its near tea time and others who's dogs go absolutely loopy if they miss their walk or go out later so Rupert's routine is pretty varied.

    Now I'm off on study leave we go out in the morning but it could be 5.30am or 8am etc. Take him out again but it could be 2pm or 4pm or 6pm, and then sometimes I'll walk him at 8pm or 11pm etc its completely varied. Same with food he gets fed morning and night but there isn't really a set time its just whenever I do it for him. He's pretty good in that he gets on OK with this but I wouldn't want a dog where I had to do things during set times, I like the idea/thought that Roo can get on with a varied routine and it isn't set in stone because I can guarantee if it was done during set times it would still change at some point in his life and he'd probably struggle to adjust more like that I think.
     
  11. JSR

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    In the week I work so they are walked at 06.30am and around 7pm, weekends they have a long walk in the morning..around 8 or 9 if I'm having a lay in then the 3 younger boys come with me to the yard and spend all day running riot there and the 3 oldier one's have a lazy day at home!! I tend to not walk the older one's twice at the weekend unless they really seem to want it or I have arrange to meet a friend.
     
  12. Horse and Hound

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    I only started taking him out yesterday, but as of Monday we're going to try a sort of routine.

    He'll get taken out by OH for a quick wander in the morning (build it up as he gets older), then the girl that pops in after school can take him out if she wants to whilst she is waiting for me to come home, and then I'll take him to the stables with me in the evening.

    Lots of exercise and he'll be worn out and sleep all night! :thumbup:
     
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