When Cynthia is able to help me, I walk 2 dogs and she walks the other 2. Those with higher energy level are walked longer by yours truly. But, when Cynthia is unable to help me this is what I do:
- I walk Alex, my slow walker, and Bella together for about 15 to 20 mins. Our walking speed is slow because of Alex, but that’s fine
- I, then, drop and wipe Alex’s paws at home while Bella holds a sit/stay as a way to incorporate training to our every day life
- I grab Bella and Roxy, the cutie pom, and we go out for a walk for about 45 mins. or longer
- Once home, I go to the deck and clean Bella and Roxy
Because Bella is the most energetic of all 3, she gets to walk the longest. What happens once we get home and she is cleaned and fed? She is out like a light. I enjoy walking with them, and I know they need those walks, but I also do it because once at home they are relaxed and tired, therefore living with them is enjoyable rather than a burden.
I post a lot of pictures of dogs sleeping because that is the end result of our walks/runs. Have a great weekend:-)
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It’s not easy to walk with dogs who have a different energy levels. We had to walk two times as we had our Frosty who loved to run for hours and our Chipy who only could do short walks because of her arthritis. I
You are right. I usually set my own pace and my dogs follow me, but when I have dogs like my Alex, I have to slow down and the other dog does the same. There is no pulling nor dragging me all over the place by one dog while the other one lags behind specially when the dog I am walking has vacationed with us before.
A tired pup is a happy pup. Long walks are great for everyone.
You are so right:-)