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    How much do you exercise your dog? How long are your walks, and do you stop to let them play mid-walk? how often? What else do you do to exercise body and mind? What games do you play with your dogs? what are their favourites? favourite toys? Sorry guys, I'm just info hungry!

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    A lot of the exercise factor depends on the age of the pup.

    Terry's favourite toy was a teddy he chewed on and slept with.

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    Kuro and Kirri spend their time chasing each other, jumping on each other, licking each other, and every now and again, they have a sleep..... As soon as the sun rises, They jump up at the side of our bed till one of us gets up, then they continue with chasing each other, jumping on each other, etc, etc, etc.......
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    I have a two year old whippet and a 9 year old whippet, so I need to accommodate both. We walk for an hour, 1/2 hour at a brisk walk, then I stop and do some sits, drops, etc, then we stroll home.That is in the morning and at night. Throughout the day when I get a few minutes I will also do the sits, drops, etc or come out and throw a ball. In the evenings when it is cooler I get my kids out and we take turns hiding from the dogs to find us. My eldest son is also very fast so he has races to see if he can beat the whippet, however this is more for my amusement then any thing else! LOL!

    You of course would not need to walk for as long, but you could modify it to suit your and your dogs needs.

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    I take Frosty in the morning by car to a local oval or the beach and we walk for an hour or so, sometimes longer depending how early I got up and how much stuff I have to do that day. Both places turn into onlead pumpkins at 10am. And the oval sometimes has sport on it.

    In the afternoons or evenings if it's hot, we walk to the other local oval and walk there for an hour or so. Usually a bit more laid back in the evenings, not as much walking and a lot more standing around gasbaggnig but sometimes I'm there for quite a bit longer than an hour. If there is too much sport there or other dog incompatible things (kites) I walk around the local streets. I figure the walk is mainly for Frosty so I let her sniff, but I choose where we go. If she had her way, we would teleport to the ovals and never walk around the local streets.

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    I walk Mollie at around 7am in the morning (I have found her to be more energetic and happy to walk when she has just awoken.) I walk her for about 1/2 an hour, down the street and back. I walk her again in the evening at around 5pm. I walk her for about 15mins down the street and back. (In the evenings, she is happy to walk, but is a bit tired from a long day of play and fun!)
    I stop for about 5mins at the end of the street and we play a little game in the long grass (With her lead still on as I am afraid of her being near cars!) and then when we get back to the house, she gets loads of praise and we usually play fetch.

    We have a sandpit, and that is her 'digging' place. She spends a few hrs there a day with Boof. She LOVES digging and I usually hide toys in the sand for her to dig up.

    I have found Mollie LOVES baby toys most - she has an old rattle and old teething ring that she loves - they are her fabourite toys. Oh, and her squeaky bone

    I play lots of games with Mollie that I find stimulating. One of my favourites and hers that promotes coming to the word "come" and making it fun is a game I have named "Hiding-throw treat!" which I bhave already told you about in your other thread.
    Mollie LOVES it and it really gets her excited, so when, I NEED her to come ASAP, she knows that'it'll be fun!

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    In this hot weather? They have a walk at night. Last night it was after 10pm before it was cool enough! Lucky there was a moon out! Mine love to walk a couple of blocks to the local enclosed oval where they can get off lead and have a really good gallop - like the wind. Then stroll back home for more snoozing...

    My dogs aren't huge excercise nuts, but that's a sighthound thing. 30 minutes and they're normally itching to get back to bed. Some other large breeds are similar... Newfies spring to mind...

    They do love a trip to the cafe to lounge on the footpath and get adored though...

    I've just had a quick game with them at sundown in the yard. Mine like the fabric tug toys best, which are great for throwing and fetching as well as tug of war and generally running around trying to wrestle them off each other. They are also more indestructible than other toys, and cheap to replace. My dogs like dismembering toys....

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    Charlie and Bella get a 30-45 min walk every evening when I get home. The walk usually concludes in the park (soccer ground) for some "free time" i.e. running around (on lead as it's not completely fenced in - man am I gonna get fit!), wrestling, sniffing every blade of grass.

    They also get a fair amount of exercise playing chasings round the house and wrestling. we also play with their toys with them and throwing the ball around.

    I'd love to take the for a walk in the morning but I don't as it's dark when I would need to go, and I have zero chance of convincing OH to get up and come with me. I take aaggggess to get ready for work (am not a morning person!) so I'd need to be going at about 5.15am!

    On weekends we go for drives to different parks for longer, more adventurous and exciting walks and we've recently discovered a very good off lead dog park.

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    How much would you recommend I exercise Bells?I usually take her for a walk outside(we live semi-rural - which means I cant take her for walks along the road, cost its a highway), Unless its raining ( she wont go out side in the rain - Little sook), which means I play a game of fetch with her soft squeaky toy until my arm is ready to fall off an then she orders me to use my other one Should I be doing more? i usually train her for about 10 maybe fifteen minutes a day. ( she is getting really good at coming now, I havent tried it outside though- should I do that on her retractable lead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitte View Post
    Kuro and Kirri spend their time chasing each other, jumping on each other, licking each other, and every now and again, they have a sleep..... As soon as the sun rises, They jump up at the side of our bed till one of us gets up, then they continue with chasing each other, jumping on each other, etc, etc, etc.......
    I saw the vid and kuro is the cutest thing!! What breed is he?

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