How many times a day should I walk my dog?

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I have a miniature pinscher who is about a year and four months old. He has a lot of energy, espicially since he is still very young. I was wondering, how many times a day should I walk him? We have a fairly big fenced in back yard, but he gets bored and then results to barking and disturbing our neighbors. I researched online and it said this is due to the dog being bored, and having a lack of physical activity and play time.

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5 Responses to “How many times a day should I walk my dog?”

  1. jeanette.skovira says:

    i think you should walk your dog as many times as you can good excersize for the dog and you jeanette

  2. OMG DOGS says:

    It depends on the individual dog. Some dogs need several walks each day, others are fine with just one long walk.

    Since your dog is smaller and high-energy, you’ll probably want to take him for a couple 15-20-minute walks every day (or longer than that, if your dog is okay with that). Look into setting up a little agility course in your yard (you can make them out of PVC pipe for cheap!), or get a couple small frisbees. Any kind of physical activity that you’re involved in will be fun for him!

  3. Jenny Manyteeth says:

    Three times a day. Take different routes, and practice obedience along the way: heel, leave it, sit, down, stay… it’s great fun, and your task is to make this part of his day interesting.

    Also, stop leaving him outside alone; dogs have been bred for thousands of years to be part of the human family, and toy dogs, like the Min Pin, have no other reason for existence. Leaving him alone outside makes him feel abandoned and may actually =cause= separation anxiety.

  4. Mallory S says:

    You should at least walk him once a day. If he is still really hyper to the point of disturbing neighbors after that, either add a second walk or make your daily walk longer. Keep adding to it until he’s calm at home. You can also add in a play session or two to see if that will calm him down a little bit.

    He is also a puppy, so he’s going to have a lot of energy and should calm down a bit as he gets older, but a healthy, happy dog will need to be walked once or twice a day.

  5. extraordinary Pets says:

    Most dogs need to get out at least once a day. If it’s a very active, energetic dog it would probably appreciate two or three chances at exercise.

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