How often do you walk a dog?

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Anonymous:
Hello to everybody!
How often do you walk your dog? Does it depend on the dog's size? Maybe little doggies should be walked more rarely?

I'm sorry as this must be a silly question but I'm a just beginner.
It's not a silly question at all. What I have found through experience with all size dogs is that small dogs need out more often than large dogs, as their bladders are much smaller. So, if you're walking your dog for toileting duties, then count on probably about 5 or 6 times a day for a small dog ... 3 or 4 times for a large dog.
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Anonymous:
Whow I didn't realize it! Do you think it will be OK to toilet-train a small dog so that it doesn't have to be walked so often?
Sure, you can train your dog to use a toilet, but it must be a toilet it understands. You can purchase puppy pee pads from any of the major pet stores, or you can build something they truly understand and will use.

Build a small wooden box, and line it with a thick poly or rubber liner. Fill it with dirt and add grass seed. The poo can be picked up, but because of the accumulated urine, you will have to change out the soil when it starts to get stinky.

Teaching the dog to use the box will eliminate any desire to soil on floors because it's what the dog is accustomed to peeing on.
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Hi guys,

I do believe, however, that even a small dog does need walking. If you are not planning to do it at all, it's better to get a cat.
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RaphaelHi guys,I do believe, however, that even a small dog does need walking. If you are not planning to do it at all, it's better to get a cat.
I completely agree with you, however a box toilet will help with extended stays away from home ... such as when working for a full day, plus commute times. Poor puppy has to go somewhere.
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Yes, absolutely. I just wanted to point out that having a dog means that you'll have to walk it in any case. A dog must never be an indoor pet even if it's small like a Chi.
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I completely agree with you, Rapheal. Emotion: smile Dogs can't be properly exercised indoors. They definitely need to be walked aminimum of twice a day.
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