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    Default Re: FAQ: How far and how often do you walk your bulldog(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by JennyBean View Post
    I wish I could get Farley to go for a real walk! He just isn't into it. I tried walking him daily a couple of months ago early in the mornings. He will always start out far behind me.. We have gotten only 4 houses down a couple of times.Normally I am lucky if we get out of the driveway!! He just drags his feet to go on walks. But when he knows we are heading home he kicks it up into high speed! I am sure the neighbors must laugh at us when they see our outings.*lol*
    Goob was the same way when he was small. But, i would pick him up and walk him as far as i could so he was FORCED to walk home. Its like he got an energy boost in one direction (home) haha. If we didnt go the direction he wanted, he would lay down where ever he was...the middle of the street...a lawn...a driveway..ANYWHERE! I think the neighbors laughed when they saw me carrying a 40 pound bulldog after he laid down in a yard REFUSING to budge otherwise.

    Now, a 65 pound Goob is not worth fighting...If he doesn't get passed the driveway...we aren't walking
    These little stinkers!

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    Default Re: FAQ: How far and how often do you walk your bulldog(s)?

    Fred gets 2 15 minute walks, one at 5.45 every morning and one about 8pm. He has free access to the back yard and will take himself out for a pee if he needs to. This seems to suit him very well and usually tires him out sufficiently for him to get a good night's sleep.

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    Default Re: FAQ: How far and how often do you walk your bulldog(s)?

    When we lived in the city we went for a walk three times a day, one was always a bit longer 3-7km, maybe once a week up to 10 km. Two walks were shorter. Now that we live in the countryside and we have our own yard they go out more often, but less for walks on a leash. Even the longer walk up to 6 km they're mostly of leash since it takes place in a field or forrest.

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    Default Re: FAQ: How far and how often do you walk your bulldog(s)?

    we don't walk very often- we live in a city and are very lucky that we live next to a green space/park and in the chilly weather he can play fetch up to 45 mins in full speed, walking he makes it about 6 blocks befor he starts to pant and pushes over 2 miles when he is completely burnt out.

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    Default Re: FAQ: How far and how often do you walk your bulldog(s)?

    In South African winter (Maj-September) we walk them on weekends if the temperature allows it, it's way to hot in summer I can't walk them by myself during the week cos there are so many stray dogs running around here and I'm scared something will happen. Luckily we have a big fenced in yard so they can still be outside whenever they want. So... in winter only once a week.
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    Default Re: FAQ: How far and how often do you walk your bulldog(s)?

    My poor dogs never get to go for a walk. There are too many dogs who run loose(among other animals) and I am afraid that they would attack my dog(s). People with no sense who allow pitbulls (not nice ones) to run. People up the road who have 18 dobermans. I love all animals but not running loose. I forgot to add that they have a fenced yard-so they get plenty of excercise.
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    Default Re: FAQ: How far and how often do you walk your bulldog(s)?

    Where I live it has a big park What I do is I walk her to the park and she loves to run so we walk for about 10 mins and run until she wants to stop which is about 10 mins sometimes more I take her on walk about 3 to 4 times a week. Sometimes or less depending on weather

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    Default Re: FAQ: How far and how often do you walk your bulldog(s)?

    @Goob14 I don't blame you for not fighting with Goob about a walk.. *lol* It's is so funny how these bullies can protest by not moving. They are so heavy to boot when they are dead weight. I have to bribe Farley with treats to go places out of his comfort zone.
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    Default Re: FAQ: How far and how often do you walk your bulldog(s)?

    We gave up on the walk. We're in this urban subdivision with concrete sidewalks... we go quarter mile out and we're carrying Bullie home - all 60 lbs of her. She lost some weight and she started to have more energy so we get to the quarter mile mark and she's good for the walk home... but then her paws get bloody...

    Angus, on the other hand can walk all day long. A half-mile walk and he's looking at me like, "are you kidding me?"...

    So, now, we don't bother with a walk. Instead, we play Frisbee in the backyard for at least an hour each day when the kids are in school, but closer to 3 hours each day when they're not in school because they usually have their friends over who take turns playing fetch with the dogs.

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    Default Re: FAQ: How far and how often do you walk your bulldog(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goob14 View Post
    Goob was the same way when he was small. But, i would pick him up and walk him as far as i could so he was FORCED to walk home. Its like he got an energy boost in one direction (home) haha. If we didnt go the direction he wanted, he would lay down where ever he was...the middle of the street...a lawn...a driveway..ANYWHERE! I think the neighbors laughed when they saw me carrying a 40 pound bulldog after he laid down in a yard REFUSING to budge otherwise.

    Now, a 65 pound Goob is not worth fighting...If he doesn't get passed the driveway...we aren't walking
    These little stinkers!
    OMG, this is Bella. She does NOT want to walk, unless she's walking toward a person, dog, or our home. I've also done the carry-away-from-home trick so that she has to walk back toward home, which she does at a good clip! It's ridiculous. I am willing to carry her now, since she's 10-15 pounds, but this cannot go on for too much longer. I've decided to just let her walk in my fenced-in backyard. It's better for both of us. lol!

    She's so stubborn. Once she's decided she's done walking (usually right after she pees), she'll just sit down and make me pull her...which I cannot do! It's horrible.

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    Default Re: FAQ: How far and how often do you walk your bulldog(s)?

    We're lucky to make it to the end of the driveway, unless there is a stranger further on.



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    Default Re: FAQ: How far and how often do you walk your bulldog(s)?

    If Bullies were horses-they would be called Barn Sour. When they don't want to leave.
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