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View Poll Results: How much exercise does your dog get on an average day?
Less than 30 min 5 5.10%
30 min 10 10.20%
1 hour 30 30.61%
1.5 hour 21 21.43%
2 hour 18 18.37%
2.5 hour 7 7.14%
3 hour 3 3.06%
3.5 hour 2 2.04%
4 hour 1 1.02%
More than 4 hour 1 1.02%
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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-13-2012, 11:30 AM
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On an average day now that it's cold here, we go for one or two 45 min walks, sometimes a bike ride if I don't have a lot of time to walk. We also try to go to the dog park a few times a week so he can run with the other dogs. In the summer we would play outside all day, swimming, playing frisbee, etc.

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Ky gets a minimum of 3 hrs a day, this involves walking and swimming. Bentley can't really keep up with her schedule yet but Ky's exercise is mandatory. If she gets less than 3 hours her back seizes on her and causes a lot of pain. Her back has been bad for 2 days now so we have to stop all exercise until she gets over the hump but then we'll be right back at it.
In the winter we use our friends indoor pool for swimming. Not sure if Bentley will be doing that because I haven't asked the vet yet about puppies & chlorine.
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Ours are golden oldies now, so their walks are shorter than they used to be.

Penny is at least 12 is probably 13+ (she's a rescue golden, so not totally sure)

Barney has just turned 12 in September of this year 2012.

They get a 15 minute walk to stretch their legs with my Hubby early before he goes to work, then they get their breakfast and have a sleep.

They get a late morning walk with me for between 45-65 minutes sometimes more, sometimes less, depends on them, they don't walk very fast though.

Barney gets another walk of around 15/20 minutes late evening (Penny usually doesn't want to go, sometimes she does)

They have free and total access of our house and the garden the rest of the time. We often play short amounts of toy throwing with Barney (Penny won't) He never brings the toys back tough, just chases them.

That's old age for you They had longer when they were kids
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Husband and I work full time so I give our 2 year old a morning walk up the road for her to go potty (usually about 1/2 mile) then i walk her for at least 30 minutes at lunchtime an then she gets a further walk later in the evening (usually a total of 3-4 miles per day with the 2 walks combined)
she also gets playtime outside, and indoors and she stays in while i'm at work and isn't crated so she usually plays for a bit (and sleeps the rest). at the weekends we usually do one big walk 4-5 miles per day with playtime as well

shes quite a lazy dog who does need to be coerced outdoor alot of the time but she gets her walks regardless
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On average one hour per day.
Weekdays my wife walks Bella 1/2 hr (2 km/1.2 miles) mid morning, & I walk her right after dinner the same (1/2 hour ). Weekends can be a little longer.
This does not include play time activities like throwing & fetching her tire 15 minutes per day

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Lucky is 6.5 now and weekdays he gets a 2-2.5 mile walk every morning- around 45 minutes. Then I throw the ball a little when we get back- but we have a typical suburban backyard, so he doesn't get a far run.

When he was younger, he had an after work walk as well- maybe 20-30 minutes.

Weekends I try to swim him both days. And when he's going to agility trials, I try and get 1-3 swims in during the week as well. Swimming is really the only way to keep him in competition shape, since we don't have a place to hike off leash.

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Thor is going to be 3 in 2 weeks. He gets a walk in the morning about 30 minutes. In the evening he gets either another walk for about the same time, or on two or three of the weekdays he gets a 3 plus mile run off leash with me on the trails. Weekends are more intense. He gets a hike/run and/ or a swim both days , and sometimes a longer hike to a new location with the recent addition of a doggie backpack on longer hikes when we may need more supplies. Vacations are like boot camp for him. For example this week I was off, so he got a hike/run/ swim all of the days but one (average of 3 miles) one good half day hike with a pack (total about 7 miles) plus a 3 hour long walking tour of a nearby sea coastal town yesterday. Today he seems exhausted so I didn't press him to walk much!
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