Just out of curiosity, how are your walking routines? Lately I've been walking Loopy 4 times a day. He gets a 15-20min walk in the morning then he's alone until lunch time (occasionally until 3pm depending on my schedule), then I walk him again as soon as I get home and this is our long walk, we walk to a park that is about 10min away and I let him run there and play with him, we do a little training as well, all of this for about an hour and then we go back home. I take him out again for about 10-15min after dinner and then I just let him out for a pee before bed. That is on weekdays, on weekends I pretty much take him with me everywhere possible during the day. Does this sound alright though? He's 11 months by the way. How do you guys do it?
Last edited by Loopythepug; 10-04-2012 at 03:20 PM.
I rarely take mine for walks as I'm too isolated and would have to drive to get somewhere to walk. I also can't go for a walk on my road as it would more than likely result in being hit by a car. I do live on 6 acres though, so I just go outside with the 2 of them and let them pugtona for about 20 minutes 3 or 4 times a day.
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We walk 20-30 minutes weather permitting am&pm, and she goes out in our yard between walks. Tinker is 6years old.
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When I was living in a apartment I walked him 3-4 times a day, but now I have a house, so I often just let him out in the back yard. Shame on me!
I try to walk him once a day, then we often goes for about an hour. When we have the energy we can go for 3-5 hours in the woods... So it depends much on my energy level, but if he does not get walks, he gets training in the back yard. And he is very happy with not walking every day, I've noticed
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It varies. They usually get two or three walks per day, one of which is a longer walk off the leash. By longer I mean about an hour. They also get weekly sessions of agility and rally obedience. They also spend time in the garden.
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Thank you for sharing, I guess I'm doing it right then. Loopy has tons of energy so in order to tire him he needs a combination of training and exercise on a daily basis, before I moved I lived in a very calm city and I could easily walk to the woods with him or let him out in the garden, he would also play with other with pugs quite often but now we live in a busy place so I don't really let him run off the leash unless it's at the dog park, not because I don't trust him but there are a few people around where I live who let their dogs run free but have absolutely no control over them and once one of them almost hurt Loopy. Anyway my point is he doesn't have any doggy friends around here so I try to make up for that and he gets to play with other dogs at the dog park occasionally. I'm thinking about starting agility classes with him but not before he takes more advanced obedience classes. Hopefully Loopy will make some friends there :)
I am ashamed to say not often enough. This summer was so hot here and Frodo doesn't do temperature extremes well.We have a yard so I let him out there.Before last summer we went for 1 hour walks daily.Now that the weather is better we will both have to get out more.You know,excess poundage.We are both short.
You walk loopy plenty, don't worry :) it's great you try to socialise him as much as possible at the dog park.
I try to walk rufus every day but he only goes out once (obviously not including potty breaks lol). I am fortunate in that there are plenty of places nearby to let him off his leash so he runs around like a total idiot for about an hour and that seems to tire him out. On a weekend he is with me constantly so he gets a lot more exercise then and it's the only time I get to take him out for a big walk where we can be out for hours on end.
He would be just as happy to not go for a walk though lol. He used to be crazy when he was younger but got lazier as he got older. He is 4 years old now, will be 5 in January but believe me, when he needs to walk boy can he. I have no idea where he gets his stamina from. We have this really really big hill/small mountain near us and he practically runs up it and makes it to the top without breaking into a pant, me on the otherhand....
Not very often at all. Mine get the yard to run in with each other...or after squirrels....and some running around inside! They are all in good condition!
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If it were up to my two munchkins, they would be walked every minute of the day and night !
In pleasant weather, I walk my monsters two to four times a day. I keep their walks to a minimum in the heat of the summer, and the cold of the winter. I live in Wyoming, so I take advantage of the nice weather - about three months out of the year !
It's gotten cold here the last few days - frost on car windows, and nighttime temperatures in the low 30's or 40's. Bubba started holding his paw up this morning. I knew right then and there it's time for less walks of shorter distances. I do have an unenclosed backyard, however, both my little ones are reluctant to go potty there unless there is not alternative, and they REALLY have to go !
Last edited by elise marie; 10-06-2012 at 12:55 PM.
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