Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

How often should a dog be walked in the suburbs?

by Finy (follow)
For more recipes by Finy, check out my website: www.finysfood.blogspot.com.au/
Dogs (161)      Questions (39)      Training (30)      Exercise (9)     

dog walking

Should a dog be walked once or twice a day, and for what distance?

I walk my two about 3 kms a day in the mornings however I have been told that they really need two walks a day as I live in a house with a tiny back yard.

I often see people with tiny dogs walking, whereas I always thought that smaller dogs did not need as much exercise as larger ones?

Also I believe that Great Danes do not need much exercise which goes against the above idea?

I like this Question - 6
Do you have a pet story or helpful tips and tricks to share with other pet owners? You can get paid for submitting your original articles, product reviews or pet tips! Apply here.
[ Submit an Answer ]
Top Answers
They need exercise - but not necessarily a walk. Play taps in to more of a dogs natural behaviors. If you walk your dogs in the morning, play a game in the afternoon - play fetch or tug. You can set up little agility courses, learn ball herding or learn nose work to mentally stimulate as well as exercise your dog.
thanks Jen!
by Finy
It all depends what breed of dog you have. Some need lots of exercise, while others only need a short stroll. You should walk your dog twice a day, and then the length of the walk depends on what kind of dog you have.Remember, walks are not just for exercise, but also the chance for them to relieve themselves.
I have a Papillon, and a vetenarian/behaviorist suggest twice a day!

Thanks Jen - that's a really helpful idea! I will see what I;ve got that I can set up as an agilty course
I own a great dane and a dalmatian and they definitely need different amounts of exercise. For the dane a 10-15 minute moderately paced walk is enough for her. She's really just about getting out the house more than for exercise. The dalmatian on the other hand needs the exercise. He is a high energy breed that was originally bred for running behind horse carriages and guarding them at night. He could easily run 20km a day however an hour a day and he's a very happy man. If you manage your dogs diet properly so they are not overweight and make sure that they get cardio for heart health and mental stimulation from toys or play and interaction you are doing better than most dog owners. The amount of exercise required definitely depends on the breed over dog size. Breeds like fox terriers are likely to need a lot more exercise than say a newfoundland just because they are a high energy vs a low energy breed. Personality can have a lot to do with it too. No one size fits all I'm afraid!
More Articles by Finy
Llama's make wonderful family pets, provided you have enough space and time to care for them
Review I have been using this product for about 10 years now and even when living in the countr...
All dogs have the capacity to become dangerous however there are certain breeds that become aggres...
If you have the space, geese and ducks can make for wonderful pets and are a welcome addition to any...
Following is a lengthy video that I thought might interest some people who have not seen the Cesar M...
The first German Shorthair Pointer I ever owned was called Dylan
view all articles by Finy
Articles by Finy on Other Hubs
ID: 12790
Trending Articles
It is common for many dogs of all ages to suffer from separation anxiety
Dogs in Cafes, Pubs and Restaurants! Image courtesy of Roddy Gordon
Don’t let your pet’s food and water dishes become a science experiment
Canine Dental hygiene is key part of maintaining your dog’s overall health and wellbeing
Do you feed your pets at the table? I’m not talking about feeding them table scraps- I mean do ...
Shooting (pictures of!) dogs is like any other sort or photography with its own charms, quirks and...
**%%Loves Me, Loves Me Not?%%** Cats have always been a bit of an enigma…
We all enjoy the beauty that greenery and flowers bring inside our homes
Pets are a member of the family so why wouldn’t you want to capture their precious moments for your ...
When parents bring a new baby into their home, they take every precaution to make it safe
Dogs (161)
Cats (71)
Birds (13)
Horses (3)
Health (39)
Pets (30)
Feeding (27)
Safety (10)
Dog (6)
Summer (4)
Llamas (4)
Diet (3)
Toxic (3)
Dental (3)
Stress (3)
Grief (3)
Cat (3)
Fleas (3)
Fowl (3)
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version