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Enough exercise???

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dogmummy Sat 18-Feb-17 21:06:38

We have four dogs. Our Irish Setter, Chloe, our miniature schnauzer, Milo, our Jack Russell x Chihuahua, Penny and our Shih Tzu, Sam.
I'm worried about exercise and whether I'm doing enough.
I'm a SAHM. My husband takes Chloe and Milo on an hour walk before he goes to work. At 1pm, I take Chloe, Milo, Penny and Sam on a lovely long tramp in the forest for about an hour, we play together. If it's raining, Penny will refuse to go outside and Milo and Sam are very hesitant to do so! I take all the dogs with me when we walk to the kids school to pick them up but don't always because if I'm tired, I'll take the car. At around 6pm, my husband has some quality kid time and I take Chloe and Milo with me on my hour run. Is this enough exercise??

Veterinari Sat 18-Feb-17 21:10:20

So two of your dogs get 3+ hours a day and the other two get over an hour?

Why do you think it's not enough?

BiteyShark Sun 19-Feb-17 07:12:09

Sounds ok to me. If the dogs aren't being destructive because of boredom then you have nothing to worry about.

Medeci Sun 19-Feb-17 09:32:04

If you and the dogs are happy then that's fine. I think dogs get used to whatever exercise they get.
I tend to vary things with mine (lab and GSD) as I don't want them having a fixed routine and expecting things to happen at set times.
They usually get one walk a day in the winter because cleaning up the mudfest takes ages. We're usually out for between 30 and 90 mins. Some days they don't get a walk and play-fight in the garden instead.

ScrumpyBetty Mon 20-Feb-17 21:42:47

You run one hour every night?

Blimey. Admiration. *misses point of thread!

Scuttlebutter Mon 20-Feb-17 22:46:07

That sounds great, but although they are getting lots of physical stimulation/exercise, have you considered swapping some of these for one to one training with them to give them some mental work outs? You'll also find especially on wet days that they'll be conked after using their brains in a really good training session. Your schnauzer and JRT will especially benefit from this.

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