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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-08-2008, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Walking before breakfast.

Hi. We have a 6 month old male GS named Link. He is not overly hungry in the morning and since it should start getting warm here in the late morning early afternoon I was wondering if I can walk him before he eats breakfast and before it gets too hot. I don't know if it matters or not but he is 61.5 lbs.

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Re: Walking before breakfast.

Link should be fine walking/exercising in the morning before breakfast. I usually take Kayla out for a walk or exercise before her meals. If she's running, I'll wait for a while afterwards before giving her meal.

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Re: Walking before breakfast.

always exercise, walk, play, train etc. before feeding. after i feed my dogs i let them settle down for a few hours before any activities. i'm concerned about them bloating.
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Re: Walking before breakfast.

Yup exercise before food or 1 hour or more after food at the earliest, Jesse is not an eager eater in the mornings now since he turned 6 months so we have changed his feeding schedule to around noon first meal and last meal around 6 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and final walk around 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.. He goes to bed around 10:00 p.m. and is able to hold himself till 8:00 a.m.

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Re: Walking before breakfast.

After I feed my girls, I always let them settle for a while before activity. Any activity is always done before meals, but they don't like early feedings either.

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Re: Walking before breakfast.

Yepp... after experimenting with both, we now walk my pup in the morning before her meal. She usually gets her business done during the walk so i don't have to worry about getting her outside right after she finishes eating.

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Originally Posted By: sprzybylYepp... after experimenting with both, we now walk my pup in the morning before her meal. She usually gets her business done during the walk so i don't have to worry about getting her outside right after she finishes eating.
you do have to worry about getting her outside after her meal even though you just walked her.
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Originally Posted By: doggiedadyou do have to worry about getting her outside after her meal even though you just walked her.
But if she consistently doesn't go why do i have to worry about getting her outside? What do you mean by that?

When we tried the feed first then the walk, if I didn't get her outside IMMEDIATELY after she finished eating, we'd have a mess on the floor. Now, I walk her before, crate her to eat, not worry about the "immediacy" and go get ready for work, then take her out right before i leave- no mess because she already went before the walk.

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Your pup may have better control with age. At 16 weeks they usually know when they have to go and can hold it longer, unlike an 8-10 week old baby.

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Originally Posted By: doggiedadyou do have to worry about getting her outside after her meal even though you just walked her.
But if she consistently doesn't go why do i have to worry about getting her outside? What do you mean by that?

When we tried the feed first then the walk, if I didn't get her outside IMMEDIATELY after she finished eating, we'd have a mess on the floor. Now, I walk her before, crate her to eat, not worry about the "immediacy" and go get ready for work, then take her out right before i leave- no mess because she already went before the walk.
that's right, you took her out before feeding and after. so you might not be worried but you take the appropriate action. before feeding you take her out and afterwards. that's all i was saying. now by your own admission that's what you do. you take her out before feeding and afterwards. so what are you questioning? why do you crate her to eat??
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