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Temporary suspension of walks

Due to the outbreak we have decided to suspend service at least until Sunday April 5th. We will all be on standby carefully watching the news waiting for this to be contained and get back to walking your best friends! Stay safe everyone and wash your paws!

How Many Walks does Your Dog Need a Day?

 

  

 

The million dollar question: how many dog walks does your dog need a day and for how long? Some people walk their dog three times a day while others walk their dog at least five times a day. So, what's the correct answer? Well, it depends on the dog – his or her breed, age and weight.

How many times a day?

Dogs should be walked at least three times a day. If they could get two long dog walks a day (for at least an hour), they would probably be very happy.

Which dogs need to be walked more than three times a day? Some dogs need more than 3 dog walks a day: Energetic dogs like Boxers and Golden Retrievers need four to five dog walks a day so they can burn off all that energy they have. Puppies need to be walked five or six times a day so they'll have a chance to do their business properly. 

How long does my dog need to be walked?

Most dogs need half-hour to one hour walks. Less energetic breeds like French Bulldogs and Poodles will be happy with one to two hours of exercise a day and small dogs like Chihuahuas and Yorkshires will do fine with less than two hours of exercise a day.

And what about puppies? As we mentioned before, puppies need more walks a day, but they can get tired pretty quick. Pet experts suggest that puppy owners should add five minutes to every walk for each month of the puppie's age (so a three month old puppy will need at least 15 minutes of walking time).

 

When you're not sure what's best for your dog or when your dog is a bit overweight ask your vet how much exercise he or she needs. Remember that it's ok if your dog gets tired during the dog walk: a tired dog usually means a happy dog.

References: http://dogtime.com/exercise-needs.html http://www.terrificpets.com/dog_breeds