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    Hi everyone, does your bully like to go for walks, or are they lazy floppers like my Dozer? I have two EB siblings, a male and a female, they are 17 months old and their names are Bulldozer and Blossom. Blossom ha so much energy, she is constantly in play mode, and when we go for walks, she would walk for hours if I would let her, we go down to the river and trail behind my house in the mornings before it gets hot, or in the evenings, and she will run and run and run. Dozer on the other hand is very laid back and a lazy guy. He hates to walk, when we go out for their duties, he goes reluctantly, he will go pee and poop, and then looks toward the house, and pulls to go back home. When we try to go for longer walks, he will walk for maybe 5 minutes, 10 if we are lucky, and then he flops on the ground and totally refuses to walk any further. He lays on the ground and stretches out all his paws, or lies on his back looking for belly rubs, but will not stand up, and will not walk. We can't take both of them together for a walk, because of this, we end up either having to pick up his bum and try and get him to walk back home, or we have to carry him home, which was okay when he was a puppy, but now he's 45 lbs, my big lug lol. A couple of times we had to stay at the park or up the road while hubby went home and got the car to drive the puppies back home. Now we usually drive to the park and then let them have their run, where Blossom will run forever, and Dozer tires more easily, and starts to pant after about 15 minutes and will just flop on the grass and he's done. Does this mean he could have a weaker heart than his sister, or is it just personality and he's just more laid back and lazy? They went to the vet the day we brought them home, and got a clean bill of health with no heart murmurs, and they go for all their regular vet checkups and all their puppy appointments, for vaccinations and stuff, and the vet always says they're healthy. Does anyone else have a bully who hates to walk or refuses to walk?
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    Duchess hates walks- she's sees me getting leash and she will run into her crate- duke on the other hand he sees his leash and goes bananas and will run up to me and sit so I can put his harness on.

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    I honestly think some bullies just don't want to go for a walk. I just watched an episode of Dogs 101 from 2011 and our beloved bullies we crowned the Worlds Laziest Dog for many reasons including not really wanting to go for walks. Harpea on the other hand is an angel as she loves to go for walks and right away picked up walking side by side and just lumbering along woth us. Now when we hit PetSmart it is no holds barred when we hit the squeaky toy isle as she had to check them all out.
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    Tucker hasn't quite decided if he likes walks or not. I just moved from Ohio, where we lived in the country with no need to really go on walks, to SC in an apartment complex where he has to be walked if he wants any exercise. Getting started is his biggest struggle right now. He would much rather just sit in the patch of grass outside the apartment then begin his walk. After some persuading in the form of treats I am able to get him started then the walk is really enjoyable for him. He loves the attention he gets from other people.

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    Unfortunately the humid summers we get here mean we don't even attempt walks.

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    We have hot humid days here in Canada as well, but I'm lucky enough to live near a trail and a river, but we only go with them early in the morning, or after dinner in the evenings, and even then they only run for 15 or 20 minutes, or less if I see they are panting, we always have water with us, and the rest of the day they are inside the air conditioning, and only go out in the backyard for their duties.
    Last edited by Vikinggirl; 08-10-2013 at 03:24 PM.
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    Brutus will walk but when he decides he is done, he flops down on someone's lawn like he lives there and will not move

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    April loves walks - just jingle her collar and the BOOTIE SHAKING IM GOING SOMEWHERE DANCE BEGINS !!!!!!!! -We went to town this morning and walked around at the farmers market , walked around while my wife went thru the car wash ,walked around the grocery store lot while she got grocery"s -stuck head out the back back window for her treat at the bank {they know her by name and all the tellers who are not busy rush to the window to say hello } We stop to eat lunch at Sonic because they have tables outside where she can enjoy sitting with us ------ DID I MENTION SHE LOVES TO GO TO TOWN !!!!!! LOL -2012-10-21_12-43-28_898-jpg--- Now after HER very long trip {it is all about her you know} she is back in her palace taking a very lady like NAP

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    Not here, the more Brie gets out n walks the happier she is! She is only 8 mos old tho, so who knows how she will be at 17 mos!

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    Chunky loves a long walk! We sometimes go for up to 6 mile hikes! If I keep going he keeps going, especially if there is a swim at the end!!

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    Default Re: Walker or Flopper?

    Cami is a flopper BEFORE the walk begins. Potty training was made even harder
    because she HATES even going outside! It is hysterical, once I'd say 'the cue'...
    'wanna go potty outside?' she'd immediately drop on her side pawing in the air w/a
    look of terror on her face~like a beating was coming! As time went on I resorted to
    dragging her butt out the door where she would sit w/a disgusted look on her face,
    refusing to go, I'd stay out as long as possible then decide maybe she just didn't need
    to go~NOPE~once inside she'd poo & pee~not on my abundant tile floors but my only rug
    in the house, my beautiful oriental living room rug~Grrrr!

    Almost 5 months later, we are happy! Cami even signals by going to the door & also new...
    BARKS! She immediately trots into the yard, does her business then runs, with ears flopping

    to the door to go back in. She has walked a couple times down our street & back & in PetsMart.
    I've taken about 3-4 lbs off her, maybe that's helped but Cami is really a big boned, big girl at
    65 lbs. She does bark too to demand butt scratches, a bite of my food or to get some love.
    Cami is finally showing her true self which is a bit of a diva, a sweet & loving diva and a tad bossy.

    It's all good!!!




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    Sherman flops on the grass every 15 feet. He looks like a nut. If there s something going on outside he might stay standing up, but flopping is the norm.

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