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    Hey everyone,

    Just thought id ask everyones thoughts on best walking distance for your dog. Thus to keep them exercised but not over do it.

    With Tony i think 1-1.5 km is ample.

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    depens on age, health and terrain. My oldies get 1-3ks. When Cappy was younger he could knock off 6 ks and still want to play fetch. today is a lovely day so I may take him for a 4-5k walk if he feels up to it, but he is 11 now and has arthritis. They dont get walked every day either. Flash wants to but his back legs are in bad shape and Billie has a limp due to god knows what - she came here like that.
    Cappy has been more reluctant to walk lately and I need to get the chiro out but honestly, walking depends on all those things

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    I am starting to resort to riding my bike and teaching Candy to run beside me...I don't think she'd ever get worn out with just walking..LOL

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    Smile 3-5kms a day

    I walk my 12 month old newfie 3-5kms a day. Depends on the weather (hot days are too much for him) and how much time he gets off lead. My breeder would die if she knew how much walking he does, as she was adament that untill they're fully grown, walking should be short and gentle, and definatley no off lead work!

    When he is at our country house, with plenty of yard to run around in he usually only gets one walk a day, but if he's at my partner's house in the city with only a tiny yard he gets strictly two (shorter) walks a day. This is not to wear him out, but to engage his mind and avoid boredom.

    I have found that walking goes a long way in correcting any bad behaviour, not just on walks. If George gets his walk a day there is no chewing, barking, pulling clothes off line etc. He just seems to be satisfyed. Also, as George is (unfortunatley) a mainly outdoors dog, walking is a good chance for us to spend some time together!

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    Now that the cooler weather is upon us my walks will get longer, i thought it was a bit much for Tony walking long distances in the heat.

    Although he gets tired quickly, a big misconception with greyhounds they are very very lazy

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    We walk/run every morning for about 40 minutes.
    Scoobs and i started out walking, but his walk was a little faster than mine, so i started jogging, i find that he goes out hard, and we have a great run, but 3 quarters the way thru, he hasnt paced himself well, and we ease of to nice walk. This time of the year its only morning runs as the arvo is still to warm and humid.
    I have thought of the riding with him, but i'm sure i would come to some grief sometime.

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    Newfie nut - why would you go against the breeder? Over exercising a young dog is just asking for Pano or arthritis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Newfie nut - why would you go against the breeder? Over exercising a young dog is just asking for Pano or arthritis
    I wouldnt recommend over exercising a young dog, as Occy has said this can cause problems for the future as there bones are yet to fully develop.

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    My cattle dog will run with me but he gets worn out before I do! So I walk him first, jog, then ease back into a walk. In total it's about 2-3km's.

    My border collie cross could run for ever, so I take him a bit further.

    And my Boxer just like to walk, run, lay down, roll, pretty much everything haha! But he has fun
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    If I Just Lay Here, Would You Lay With Me And Just Forget The World?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ally_xx View Post

    And my Boxer just like to walk, run, lay down, roll, pretty much everything haha! But he has fun
    Thats what its all about! As long as their having fun it doesnt matter if their walking or not.

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