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View Poll Results: How much exercise does your dog get on an average day?
Less than 30 min 5 5.15%
30 min 10 10.31%
1 hour 29 29.90%
1.5 hour 21 21.65%
2 hour 18 18.56%
2.5 hour 7 7.22%
3 hour 3 3.09%
3.5 hour 2 2.06%
4 hour 1 1.03%
More than 4 hour 1 1.03%
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How much exercise does your adult dog get on an average day?

Hey guys! I just wanted to see how much exercise most people's dogs got on an average day (say, a week day or something like that, not the one day a week where you go on an all day hike). Also, this is for adult dogs, not puppies!

I'd love to hear all about it!
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We have two dogs, ages 5 1/2 and 1. During the work week, they get two walks, usually about 40 minutes each. Plus, they run around for 15-20 minutes at lunchtime in our fenced yard.
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Sammy gets taken out everyday for an hour long walk. (she is 1 year 9 months)
she also gets constant play time with my other golden (he's 8 months) but I would only count her walks as exercise.
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Right now since it is hot. Wyatt who is 2, plays in the pool for a half hour each day after I get home from work. Meaning I throw the ball and he jumps in and retrieves it. Over and over and over. And on Sat. and Sun. we walk to the park for his play date, which lasts about an hour and a half and we walk home. Then in the afternoons he goes back to playing in the pool.

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I marked 30 min but if there was a choice of 30-60 it would be closest to how long we spend walking him on the days when both of us work. The two walks are about 12 hours apart.
He is never crated, so has the ability to move around all day as he wishes (but I am guessing he usually sleeps).
PS Brooks is 7 years old

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I'm saying 1.5 hours because that's sort of an average. Some days, they just go out for bathroom breaks and we have a lazy day. Some days, we go for a run, which is a 1-2 hour outing. Some days we spend 3 or 4 hours in one of the state parks. That's not usually on a work day, though. But in the summer, I don't work every day, so it's hard to calculate. So I'm going with 1.5.
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Tucker gets an hour chasing around the DP in the morning, and then usually a half hour or more at home chasing balls around the yard.
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We have our hour walk every evening.

That doesn't include total exercise for the day though... the two dogs go outside to play whenever they can talk my mom into letting them out. They run, play, potty, go back inside for treats.... and then in another hour or two they do it all again.

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Since I work 7p-7a 3x/week. Buddy sleeps while I work and then gets to have his fun all day. He gets +4 hrs of excerise probably 5 x/week and only 2 hrs when I work back to back shifts (2or 3 nights in a row). The household revolves around Buddy. The tire each other out- So I have no idea how much they get total. Roxy is go-go-go same as Buddy though. She is his BFF. They do for for 1-2 miles walks daily as a pack.

I do what I like and like what I do. Yorkies- Cozy (4/1/06), Roxy & Zoey (2/11/08), Lucy (4/6/09); Golden- Buddy (4/13/09- Rescued 12/11) Maine Coon cats- Mika (1998) and Tallulah (2000)
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