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    Default Since its starting to cool down here in Florida(70's) How long should I be able to walk Mr.Beef?

    Usually our walks consist of a few blocks. Its vey hot and muggy here in Florida even late in the afternoon.Now that its cooling down into the 70's how long should I be able to walk him? Our normal walk with him is about 5-10 mins. Just to give a little xtra info.Mr.Beefy was not excercised regurlarly before he came to us,so he's only been on walks about 2 mths,he is 70lbs, 3 yrs old and has very thick fur.

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    Default Re: Since its starting to cool down here in Florida(70's) How long should I be able to walk Mr.Beef?

    I'm not sure, my Samson seems to get tired after about 30 minutes.

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    Default Re: Since its starting to cool down here in Florida(70's) How long should I be able to walk Mr.Beef?

    Did a quick search on google and calculated 70 degrees F is about 21 degrees C, which is what we use here in Canada. 21 is the perfect weather to walk I think. When we walk Stig, it'll probably be 20-40 mins average. Depending if we stop to talk to other dog owners that pass by. I encourage him to run, play, etc. I just bring a water bottle and offer it to him whenever he's panting a little just in case.

    It's around 15 degrees C here now, and Stig would still be comfortable. I can tell because he'll be the one pulling me to the big open field that's adjacent to my block so he can play.

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    Default Re: Since its starting to cool down here in Florida(70's) How long should I be able to walk Mr.Beef?

    I would think every dog is so different you will have to go by what he tells you. If he is dragging his feet and panting then he may be done before you think he should be. Especially being that he wasnt walked much to begin with. Just go off what his signals are and soon enough he will be up to 20 minutes or more.

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    Default Re: Since its starting to cool down here in Florida(70's) How long should I be able to walk Mr.Beef?

    I live in Florida too, I have increased Vegas's walks from 10 min. to about 20 and he is loving it, in another month is when we will get back into the 30 min. in the morning and 30 in the evening. By Dec. it will be a once a week trip to the dog park, which he loves. It is hard with bullys living in a state that stays over a 100 with heat index for about 6 months. Poor Vegas was bored out of his mind this summer!!

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    Default Re: Since its starting to cool down here in Florida(70's) How long should I be able to walk Mr.Beef?

    Silva can walk for about 20 to 25 minutes depending on the weather and her "mood" and when she is done she is done..she will just stop and my poor husband has had to carry her home before! We now usually go for about 10 minutes then I know she will be ok!

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    Default Re: Since its starting to cool down here in Florida(70's) How long should I be able to walk Mr.Beef?

    im in tx and of course 100 degree weather!! we would walk around 9 close to dark for about 10 mins and poor lex would get hot too in that time... during the days its been 70's 80's and lex pretty much stays outside and runs around like a crazy kid lol. so i would say do a 10 min walk and see how he is feeling and just add 5 mins every week or as it cools off. im so ready to be able to walk more than 10 mins gona start shooting for 30 mins this weekend!

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    Default Re: Since its starting to cool down here in Florida(70's) How long should I be able to walk Mr.Beef?

    I have three furkids to walk and he gets the shortest walks lol. we walk the puppy for 30-45 minutes she's 9 mnths and since she is an olde english bulldogge she can take the heat as long as we bring a water bottle. Georgia who is almost 3 can only be walked late at night since she is stranger aggressive and tops out at 100lbs so...I dnt chance it.I would hate to try and carry Mr. Beefy he is 70lbs and I only weigh 125lbs so Idk if I could carry his big butt home lol. Thanks for all the help ....I will get him fit even if I have to buy him a treadmill lol.

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    Default Re: Since its starting to cool down here in Florida(70's) How long should I be able to walk Mr.Beef?

    If any one has kept up with other conversations. @gatorfan85 and I are in the same town..The weather has gotten perfect here lately for walks. I don't walk Abby anymore, I am lucky she goes up the stairs at night. Bella on the other hand is full of energy. I would increase your walks a little more and more everyday. You will find the perfect time that works for both of you. Also if you think you went on too short of walk, once you get home play ball or something as the such...then you know he is ready for more walking.

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    Default Re: Since its starting to cool down here in Florida(70's) How long should I be able to walk Mr.Beef?

    I am in Fort Lauderdale and now that it is much cooler in the evening Bruno and I now go for about a 30 min walk as opposed to a 10 min walk. He does pretty well, and does not seem all that exhausted when he gets back in. He seems to have a little extra step in him now that the cooler weather has come around
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    Default Re: Since its starting to cool down here in Florida(70's) How long should I be able to walk Mr.Beef?

    @Bella'sMom we def need to get Beefy and Bella together for a walk one day now that its cool.

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    Default Re: Since its starting to cool down here in Florida(70's) How long should I be able to walk Mr.Beef?

    When Bertie and I are at our condo in Florida (Jensen Beach), we usually walk for about 30-35 minutes in the evening. With the breeze blowing off the ocean, it's usually pretty nice, and she does well with that.

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