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By SoulStormIV - / Thursday 12 May 2016 03:03 / United States
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While a good and dedicated dog owner would, some people don't have the time to. Depending on which breed of dog you have, it can be OK not to walk them as often. Now why OP would take an obese dog on a walk more than a mile long, i have no idea. I'm not going to blame OP for making the dog obese, but the problem lies somewhere.

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You are, doesn't matter what breed your dog is. At least that is my opinion. It's not just about the physical exercise but also the mental one, where the dog gets to sniff to new smells etc. I even think that you need to walk your dog at least twice a day, for it to be fully stimulated, but I think the way we keep dogs are very different from country to country.

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#7 I get that some people don't have time however if they don't have time to walk it regularly, why get a dog? It's not fair on the animal

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Not sure why you're getting doe voted so much. All you did was point out a simple error in their comment.

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Yes the should multiple times a day. We used to walk 3 times a day when my aunts dog was staying at our place

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Not that big but she was really active and liked to go outside for a walk or chase the ball during a walk. Some walks where only a couple of minutes and sometimes 30 minutes or longer

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It depends. They need to be exercised daily, but not necessarily taken out on a walk. There are other ways to exercise a dog. We don't have sidewalks out where we live so we don't take them for walks when the roads are icy and we also live where it rains for much of the year and even the dogs don't want to be out in it when it's pouring. Because we can't get out to take them for walks often during the winter, we have a treadmill they are trained to use. We'll also wear them out with games they l

Aw maybe try to keep your pet a little healthier. They're your best friends & they rely on you for feeding them well & exercising them daily. Dogs aren't just for fun they come with responsibility!

Yes the dog needs the exercise, but probably shouldn't have walked so far until the dog lost some of that weight first.

Jesus why the hell would you have a dog if you cant even be bothered to make time to walk it, get a goddamn cat or other pet that you don't actually need to walk

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my 2 rottweiler dogs are both perfectly healthy and they don't go for walks... not every owner who doesn't walk their dogs are bad we don't walk our dogs for the safety of other animals.

And now your dog knows that whenever she feels lazy, all she has to do is plop down and you will carry her ... In all seriousness, major lifestyle changes take time and should be a gradual process. Try smaller walks. Also, don't use food as a treat or reward, but try belly rubs/affection instead.

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Dogs, like people, have their physical limits. After so long of not going on a walk, her legs probably hurt, her lungs, etc. If I were the dog suddenly taken out on a long ass walk I couldn't do I'd go "fuck this" too.

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