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Is it ever ok to not walk your dogs?

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PareyMortas Sun 29-Sep-13 12:23:31

No excuse, I'm not ill I'm just not in the mood and fancy a day off. I walk them everyday for a proper long walk, normally at the weekend DH takes them or we go together. DH is away today. Does this make me a bad dog owner?

WiddleAndPuke Tue 08-Oct-13 09:33:51

Mine miss the odd walk. No biggie.
I also vary the duration/type of walk - I've gone through the stage of doing 2hours off lead every day and IME you then end up (depending on breed) with a very very fit dog who just needs more and more exercise and in fact is so over stimulated and hyper that it can't "switch off".

On the days I can't get out or it's pissing down they get extra games in the garden and a couple of extra clicker sessions (which knackers them!) and they're absolutely fine.

ZingWantsCake Tue 08-Oct-13 10:13:32


I'm not a dog psychologist. just stating a fact.wink

ErrolTheDragon Tue 08-Oct-13 10:17:14

Oh, I'm so glad there's a WiddleAndPuke in doghouse grin

OrmirianResurgam Tue 08-Oct-13 10:18:39

When you are ill and all the other lazy buggers in the house can't be bothered angry

Beamur Tue 08-Oct-13 10:21:57

My dog gets 2 walks a day whatever the weather. DP usually does it, but if I'm home/he's at work or away I do it.
I think not fancying walking your dog is a poor excuse, especially if they are used to a daily walk.

lainiekazan Tue 08-Oct-13 13:36:58

Dog is annoying me because he wants to choose the walk. He has a favourite one and if I deviate he tries to go back home. He'd rather go nowhere if he can't dictate! He's like a flippin' toddler who only wants the same DVD/video over and over again.

WiddleAndPuke Tue 08-Oct-13 13:53:17

Errol - oh lol! Just realised the connection! grin

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