How long do you leave it between your dogs last nighttime walk and morning walk

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SunFleck Wed 01-Apr-20 22:02:15

We've recently got a dog and we are unsure whether or not we are making life unnecessarily tiring for ourselves by reducing how much sleep we are getting in order to walk her. We've noticed that almost nobody walks their dog when we time her last walk late at night despite taking her around a neighbourhood with plenty of dogs on a dog friendly route which includes going through a safe and overlooked grassy open space with trees and along the edge of a very large pond along an overlooked and illuminated (safe) path where you'd expect other dog walkers to go. Some nights not a single other dog walker is seen and we wonder where all the dogs are.

Can I ask, how long does your dog go between it's last opportunity to toilet one evening and then it's first outing to toilet the next day?

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fluffdeloop Wed 01-Apr-20 22:04:36

he doesnt go for a walk for his last or first but just into the garden, at 10pm and then 8am -but hes 4 so able to hold it fine.

walks are at 11.30am and 6pm

septemberismyfavouritemonth Wed 01-Apr-20 22:04:50

do you have a garden? Our dog walks once a day in the park otherwise she goes in the garden morning and night, and throughout the day.

cerealmilk Wed 01-Apr-20 22:06:35

Do you have a garden?

We only walk our dog once a day at the moment (because we have no choice) and it’s enough actually. I was surprised.

In normal circumstances, I’ll walk him after kid school drop off, and again after lunch. Then maybe he’ll come on pickup with me, depending on how much I knackered him out at lunch. So he’s out, in total, 2 - 4 hours a day, depending on weather etc etc. We have a garden so that’s plenty for him. More than enough, it seems! He’s perfectly content with one 1.5 hours at the moment (plus as much garden time as he wants, and we play with him out there).

cerealmilk Wed 01-Apr-20 22:07:16

But last toilet opportunity (in the garden) about 9:30/10pm and earliest about 7am.

Greenpop21 Wed 01-Apr-20 22:09:08

She’s just been for a 5 min round the block walk. Normally walked at 7am but as I’m off, DH will let her in the garden at 7am and I’ll walk her by 10am. She’s 5.

zelbazinnamon Wed 01-Apr-20 22:09:14

We take the dog into the garden for a wee when we go to bed - 10pm ish. Let him out for a wee about 7-8am.

He’s normally walked for 30 mins at 9am and 2.30pm but it’s all a bit weird at the moment & now he’s getting 1hr at 10am & pottering in the garden.


Greenpop21 Wed 01-Apr-20 22:09:48

She’ll Aldi have a big walk at 4pm.

Greenpop21 Wed 01-Apr-20 22:10:07

Also not Aldi !

SunshineCake Wed 01-Apr-20 22:10:22

In normal life I leave the house between 7.30-8.30a, to walk her, she has an afternoon walk and then put in the garden for a wee between 9.30-10pm.

MissShapesMissStakes Wed 01-Apr-20 22:11:19

Our dog is used to one long walk a day, or two shorter walks (pre CV).

Since he came to us at 10 weeks he's been able to go from 10pm ish last week in the garden, to 7.30 am. He amazed us! I don't think most puppies can do that though and we didn't push him to. We were more than prepared for night time toilet trips.

I really think it depends on age a lot. Assuming you don't have a garden.

cowfacemonkey Wed 01-Apr-20 22:14:57

On a normal work say he is walked at 8am and then again at 2pm. At weekends we don't go out until 11am, he's happy to lay in bed as long as I am! We still have our last walk no later than 3pm.

HollyBollyBooBoo Wed 01-Apr-20 22:15:59

Ours just has one long walk a day and goes in the garden to the toilet at any other time.

cowfacemonkey Wed 01-Apr-20 22:16:57

Oh sorry missed the point of your actual post. He goes out to pee last thing in the garden at about 9am and can hold it for bloody ages - He won't get up in the morning for a pee unless I force him out of bed. I think the longest he's gone is 14 hours.

Abraid2 Wed 01-Apr-20 22:18:52

We only do one walk a day and always have done, with the exception of the puppy/teen years. Our small dog spends quite a lot of time in the garden and we also play games with her indoors. She is slim and happy.

Abraid2 Wed 01-Apr-20 22:19:26

And she will go from 10pm until 7am.

cowfacemonkey Wed 01-Apr-20 22:19:49

If you don't have a garden I wouldn't bother with a proper walk late at night just train him to pee on command in a certain spot nearest your house. Dogs are creatures of habit once he knows that's his pee spot before bed he'll do it there and then like clockwork

CallmeAngelina Wed 01-Apr-20 22:20:29

We've never walked ours last thing at night. God, who needs that?!! When he was little, we'd send him out to the front garden on an extendable lead, so we could be sure he was doing a wee and not just mucking around.
Now he's older (9 tomorrow), he usually goes into the back garden for a mooch around last thing at night and must do one then, as he then lasts through until sometimes 9am the next morning (depends on whether we're up for work/weekend).

fitflopqueen Wed 01-Apr-20 22:21:23

mine has a cast iron bladder, goes out between 10-30 - midnight for last wee then happy to stay in bed (humans) till I get up, can do 10 hrs easy and more.

CMOTDibbler Wed 01-Apr-20 22:21:59

My dogs go out for a last wee at 7.30, and then go out in the morning at about 7am - but in the garden though, not for a walk!

Lazypuppy Wed 01-Apr-20 22:22:14

He goes out in garden for final wee before we go to bed, same in the morning, and he gets his walk about 10am, and sometimes a 2nd walk about 4ish, but not every day

Sforsh49 Wed 01-Apr-20 22:26:00

Ours gets one walk a day and then goes in the garden. Has a bladder of steel and has been known to go 22 hours between wees and only went out in the garden then as I got a court order and evicted him from the fluffy blanket on the sofa 🤣 He's always had a strong bladder and at nearly 11 years old shows no signs of it changing! Although being a terrier if he thinks there's a mouse or a squirrel in the garden he's pretty good at the kitchen door Hokey Cokey!!

Floralnomad Thu 02-Apr-20 01:03:31

I very rarely walk my dog after about 4;30 pm . He goes in the garden for his last toilet break at 10pm and his first garden visit in the morning is usually between 8:30-9:30 am .

Methyl Thu 02-Apr-20 01:11:12

My girl wakes me about 6am and we go out for a walk then. She then sleeps all day and re-emerges from the bedroom sometime between 3 and 5pm, when we go for our second walk. Then I pop her outside for a wee around 9-10pm, and she sleeps all night. She's a nine year old spoodle.

Girlintheframe Thu 02-Apr-20 05:00:41

Our dog get one long walk a day. That could be at any time during the day. He then gets a small round the block walk any time between 7.30pm -8.30pm. That's when he does his last wee. He doesn't go again until he gets up in the morning (6-7am) He has always been like this, just not interested/needing the toilet after early evening.

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