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Which is better one long walk or two shorter ones?

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ArrestedDevelopment Sun 17-Apr-16 21:31:32

Obviously if the dog is older then shorter more frequent walks are better but what do most people do?

marmaladegranny Sun 17-Apr-16 21:55:30

My Ddog would certainly prefer two shorter walks, ideally different ones. He poos twice a day and definitely prefers to do that on a walk.
He snuffles around on his walks and his nose almost seems to get tired on a long walk - not as daft as it sounds as smells are stimulating for them

TooOldForGlitter Mon 18-Apr-16 19:19:26

Mine prefers one long one and another one or two short mooches. On days when I can't do more than one long walk I include off lead running.

BlackMarigold Mon 18-Apr-16 19:41:06

I think both are fine, it depends on the dog and what suits you. My 2 large dogs get one long walk, mostly off lead. I don't want to have to clear up muddy wet dogs more than once a day. Sometimes one of them gets a lead walk later if I'm going somewhere.
If they've got any excess energy they play fight in the garden but mostly they just mooch and sleep.

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