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Old 11-22-2012, 07:39 PM
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Hi. So diaga is 11 months and starting to become a destroyer. I find shes like that when i cant take her out on walks and do exercise. so how much should she actually exercise? AND, what do people do when they can't take them out on walks? I mean, EVERYDAY? thats kind of hard.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:15 PM
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I can only speak from my experience, and I'm not nearly as experienced as many on this forum, but we find it totally necessary to walk Cooper every day.

We are very lucky because we both work close to home so we switch off coming home for lunch. If it is a weekday, Cooper needs at least 1.5 hours of walks/dog park time if not more to be a happy, and not psycho , puppy in the evening. If we are home during the day, he doesn't necessarily need quite that much time since he gets to play with us all day....but we still make sure he gets at least an hour of walks or dog park time on weekends.
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BaWaaJige is now 18.5mos old I still work him atleast 2hrs a day and I dont mean walks I mean running exercise and mental obedience. When he was younger I did more I would work him for 20minutes before work my son would take him out during the day and do field work and then I did more when I got home from work now that I am home all the time I find myself working him even more.
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My puppy Loki is only 15 weeks old & I walk him around the block twice a day, mid-morning & early evening. The walk takes about fifteen mins so that's half an hour daily ...every day. In between those walks, I do training, which usually takes up another fifteen mins ...usually do that mid-afternoon. I have also begun to teach him Retrieving with a ball or a stick, so another fifteen mins of running about & having fun. We have a quarter of an acre property, so he also runs about the big fenced back yard several times a day with our other smaller dog, or on his own. The great thing about this, is that in-between times, he is usually to be found snoozing, & he is obviously tired enough to snooze most of the evening & almost seven hours straight overnight. I know his walks will have to be increased as he gets older, with more trips to the park to run free. I only work part-time, which is fortunate, & my husband does the evening walk when I am at work. I definitely think you are going to have to put the effort into walking your girl every day, so that she is both exercised & socialised with other dogs & people she will meet up with on her walks. And game/training time with you too, to mentally stimulate her. Dogs will definitely become destructive when they are bored & not being exercised enough.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:37 AM
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Hi. So diaga is 11 months and starting to become a destroyer. I find shes like that when i cant take her out on walks and do exercise. so how much should she actually exercise? AND, what do people do when they can't take them out on walks? I mean, EVERYDAY? thats kind of hard.
The amount of excerise needed depends on your pup. Chloe was a "wild child" as a puppy and needed a TON of walks, socialization, play time and training. The best advise I can offer is be as consistant. On average Chloe gets an hour walk in the morning, an hour walk at night (or two 30 min at night), 30-45 min play sessions and 30 min training session each day. And yes, we do this every single day. It can be hard but I found once you work out a routine and stick to it, your life will be much easier I also found it easier if you find another person in your neighbourhood that has a dog and comes with you on the evening walk. That way you get to your dog gets a nice walk with a buddy and so do you!

Good luck!!
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