Any dog loving buddies?

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Posted: 25 Nov 2011, 22:52
The best exercise, walk your dogs twice a day! I'm sooo lucky, I live by a beach, and walk the esplanade morning and afternoon, rain hail or shine. Its as brisk as a dog will let you go, i.e. tree stops, and bending over to pick up droppings is good exercise too!! With the dogs pulling, I can even break into a jog for a bit. I love this site, it has made my "lifestyle" experience so much easier, and the proof is in the not eating the pudding.

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Posted: 28 Nov 2011, 12:23
I have 3 dogs but can't walk them much when it starts raining/sleeting/snowing by Lake Erie Sad

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Posted: 28 Nov 2011, 14:48
Yep, old ones and young ones. I love to take the pup running, and she loves it too. The old guys are only good for a mile or so, but the puppy ....well, she will go all day if you let her. Great exercise partner and motivator.
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Posted: 04 Dec 2011, 10:51
I have an Irish wolf hound named Murphy who loves to walk and needs to because of his size. I try to walk him a lot but I live in rural SC and we have to watch out for the hunters right now. I fence an acre for him but the 5'fence is a joke he can jump it

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Posted: 04 Dec 2011, 10:56
I Have a miniature schnauzer and a bichon frise/cavalier king charles mix who has ALOT of energy. the dog park has made me lazy as i have been taking them to let them run instead of walking every day, but it looks like its about time to get back to walking!

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Posted: 04 Dec 2011, 12:44
I have a Great Pyereness/Chow and a Chow/coyote? mix. I find walking with them so much better than walking alone. They love it so much that I keep thinking I go another block and another block and before you know it I have had a good half hour walk. Walking alone I get bored and it feels like it takes forever. Unfortunately the icy conditions right now have really reduced out walks. They are getting bored and barking at every little thing that goes by the window. I'm looking forward to the spring, when hopefully I will be lighter and able to walk further and I'm sure they are to.
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Posted: 04 Dec 2011, 14:11
I have an amazing 8yr old chocolate lab called Ozzy. He has had 6 mast cell tumors removed and is just about recovered from a TPLO (his back leg is now held together by screws and a titanium plate) due to a ruptured cruciate ligament...and still he is the happiest being on planet patchwork pooch.

Walking is still not completely back to normal, but soon we shall return to our local playground, the New Forest UK. We slept downstairs with him,(if he couldn't come upstairs, then neither could we) hubby on the floor, me on the sofa, from 4th July until only this this week, when we all returned to a brand new lower bed I hope I count as a dog lover?

If you don't think I completely nuts...add me as a buddie.

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Posted: 04 Dec 2011, 14:26
Owen is my walking buddy, he is 6yrs old, a Catahoula.

We rescued him from Sacramento while we lived in a home with a large yard and a beach close by where he and I would walk for three hours on Saturday and three on Sunday. Now we live in another state, an apartment, no yard and cement everywhere. He has gotten to the point of thinking his job is to protect me, so he doesn't like other dogs but great with humans.

Anyway, I started to look for walking places within the distance from my apartment...and I found a few and hardly any other dogs or humans if we go early in the morning. But, deer and coyotes are in this area.

So, I do allow him off leash so he can run, mud gets in his paws and on our carpet...oh well, small price to pay and I get a longer walk now.

...and Owen....I think he's happy just being with me on walks no matter how short or long.

Looking for buddies...Owen says "woof"
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Posted: 04 Dec 2011, 15:47
Hi peoples... I have a King Charles Cavalier. She's rather a toy dog and would prefer to sleep on my lap. But lately the poor girl is doing overtime on the walking. She'll thank me soon though. Not only will her Mamma look hot, but (one day... Ha ha) She'll be fit enough to takle more walking. Ha ha. Smile
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Posted: 04 Dec 2011, 15:47
Sorry forgot to mention she's 4yrs old. Smile
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Posted: 04 Dec 2011, 16:51
Two mini doxie's. They are the light of our lives. It's a bit cold for them outside right now, but they do love to run and play in the sunshine, when there is some.

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Posted: 04 Dec 2011, 19:52
Love my Casper aka Caspie, 8 yr old Maltese with a spunky alpha personality who loves to go everywhere and be included in everything from riding a bike (in a basket), walking, sailing and kayaking (yes he has a life jacket). He is a part of our family. We had to board him overnight once and we were told that Caspie did not know he was a dog. Wink

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Posted: 04 Dec 2011, 23:55
I have 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who LOVE to walk!! I sometimes have to jog as they get very excited and pull. I take them for an hour walk most nights.

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Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 20:32
Wow Jackquik, I wish my girl was that active... Mine just likes to sleep. Ha ha.
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Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 22:21
I wish I could walk my dogs, but the people in my neighborhood think the leash law only applies to me.

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Posted: 06 Dec 2011, 05:42
I have 2 rescue dogs and 1 foster dog, all gorgeous, but one of mine is a chaser/ killer so its difficult to find anywhere to let her off her lead. There are a lot of sheep round here!!!

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Posted: 06 Dec 2011, 08:48
I do have 1 awesome Chocolate Lab named Jack. He's great at just over a year old. We have to use a lead for him when walking him or he will end up walking us Smile I haven't been in the habit of taking him for a walk daily (however, he does have a large backyard to run around in and he is in good shape so no worries) bur recently thought it would be good to start the process! I am thinking once in the morning - even though I am not a morning person and do have 2 kiddos to get ready for school as well as to drop them off before I need to be to work by 8am, but could try to work on this. I am thinking sometime after dinner for the 2nd walk. Keep in mind I currently reside in ND where the winter gets pretty chilly! I don't want his poor paws - or mine! - to get too cold!

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 11:20
I have 1 American Bulldog, Conan, who is 5 yrs old. We got him as a puppy. My hubby did not want a dog since he was still mourning his dog from years ago. I convinced him it would be good for me, walks every day! Well, Conan had an eye injury from the womb. He wasnt able to be walked or get too excited until about 6 months old.

He hates the rain! So, no walks then. He started limping less then a year later after that. Both back knees are shot. Poor guy. 1 eye, food allergies, sensitive skin, grass allergy, two bad back knees and scared of almost everythinf except other dogs.

Which is very strange because, due to his eye problem as a puppy, we could not socilaize him with other dogs, just people. Yet, he loves other dogs & and is afraid of most people. LOL He is a doll of a character and my 93lbs lap dog. Such a love bug!

We can only walk him about 1-2 a week, to once every other week. It all depends on how he is feeling. It is good that he is VERY lazy or he would probably be bored out of is very small mind. (He is VERY dumb)

Wish all your dogs happiness and health! Dogs ROCK!
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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 14:16
I have a chihuahua named chachi who is 7 years old and a rescue mutt mix named Penny (weenie/cocker mix) I try to walk with them a couple miles each day to lose this excess weight. But, this crazy weather we have been having here in So cal has been making it close to impossibleSad

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 14:38
I have a 5 year old boxer who still thinks he's a puppy! Amazing the amount of energy he has. His name is Soldier and he happily walks me 2 miles every morning. When he's all tuckered out from a walk, he's a wonderful cuddle buddy, although he doesn't realize 65lbs is a bit large for a lap dog! Soldier is my best friend and constant companion, and I know I wouldn't be making that trek every day if not for him. I recently got some roller blades and he's awfully excited that now we can go even faster! I love that guy to pieces!
Question for all you dog lovers that live in areas where winter is too cold to walk....what do you do to keep your pet active in the bad weather? Since boxers are short haired and can't take much cold, we don't get much walking done Nov-Mar. He seems to get cabin fever and is awfully antsy for spring. I can't get him to wear a sweater or booties, and with the amount of ice, walking would be treacherous anyway. Any ideas?

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