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    king is 5 months old, I'm new to bulldogs and my question is how often should i walk him, daily ???

    and when is the best time after the meal of before it??

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    Default Re: walking the king !!!!!

    I haven't got an answer for you but wanted to welcome you if you haven't posted in the welcomes section. Would love to see pix of King.

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    I walk my dog three times a day. Quick walks after breakfast and at noon time. Then after dinner which is about a thirty minute walk. I don't think it matters what time but it shouldn't be too hot outside when you walk him.


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    You dont HAVE to walk them if you have enough yard to get exercise in. Sadly, my kids dont get walked hardly ever. Hubby wont let me walk them alone, afraid of theft. He works so much that walking isnt a priority often BUT the pups play like crazy outside so they are happy. Just be very careful of the heat. Even high 70's can be too much if it is humid. Went to the vet last year about this time actually (bully vet where there are people waiting outside cuz it is so busy) in the morning, maybe 10 at the latest and when I checked in they warned me about the heat and be safe outside cuz they had just lost a pup who had been waiting to be seen and overheated. Before 10 am on a spring, not summer day. Sad. Sorry to ramble but being only 5 months old you havent had summer yet so thought I would let you know, in case you didnt already. I am sure I missed an intro somewhere, so welcome. Would love to see pics of King.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilba7raini View Post
    king is 5 months old, I'm new to bulldogs and my question is how often should i walk him, daily ???

    and when is the best time after the meal of before it??
    I would walk him as often as you can if the weather permits. Cold is alright but overheating can be dangerous. Walking is bonding time between you guys, and helps him understand you are the "leader" so to speak. Plus the structure is good for pups. AND if you walk in new areas often it will build his confidence. Sorry to go on lol I truly believe a tired dog is a good dog.

    It's preferred to walk them before their meal so they feel like they've "worked" for their food. After meals wait 30 mins to an hour before playing or walking to let their belly settle.

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    I agree, walk them before a meal. Plus do not walk them when it is hot out, they will quickly overheat and die. We don't walk ours that much, they have a big yard to play in in the afternnon when it gets cooler, or in the cool mornings.
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    I'm guessing the weather is pretty hot there during the day. Does it cool in the evenings...if so try walking King then or early morning, like David suggests. Just a little walk, and take water to help keep him cool. I'd just take him a short walk, enough to do his business and maybe take him on longer ones in the winter when it's cooler outside.
    I saw a pic of him in your other thread but more are always welcome

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    Like everyone said, make sure not to walk him when it's hot out, even the 70's can be too hot if there is no breeze and the sun is beating down on you. I would suggest not taking a walk right after meals, I'd wait an hour to prevent bloat (for more info on bloat http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...nglish-Bulldog)

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    I believe walking daily is good for their physical, as well as their mental health... keeps them from going stir crazy and bored, and it's good for them to experience meeting other people and dogs at a young age so that they don't experience social problems as they get older.

    I always walk Moe in the evening, but that is mostly because it's cooler. Moe's absolute favorite time to walk though is when it is raining... he'll get all excited and splash in the puddles like a little kid.

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    This is a great question, we have started doing 2 mile walks as a family at night as the sun starts to go down. It usually takes us 40 mins to complete it and we also stop a few times to give her water thru out the walk. Im hoping this is not to much for her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullymommy55 View Post
    This is a great question, we have started doing 2 mile walks as a family at night as the sun starts to go down. It usually takes us 40 mins to complete it and we also stop a few times to give her water thru out the walk. Im hoping this is not to much for her?
    As long as she's hydrated and the temperature is comfortable then she's a lucky bully to be taken out with the family!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    As long as she's hydrated and the temperature is comfortable then she's a lucky bully to be taken out with the family!
    Thats great to hear! She stays very hydrated

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