How Long Should I Walk My Dog?

To sustain this free service, we receive affiliate commissions via some of our links. This doesn’t affect rankings. Our review process.

I typically walk about a mile with my two pups, but my younger pup seems to have endless energy. Is there any kind of guideline as to a healthy average daily amount a dog should walk? I imagine it differs for each breed, but wanted to check with the experts!

Know the answer? Comment below! Got your own question? Ask it here.

Disclaimer: The information provided through this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.

Disclaimer: This website contains reviews, opinions and information regarding products and services manufactured or provided by third parties. We are not responsible in any way for such products and services, and nothing contained here should be construed as a guarantee of the functionality, utility, safety or reliability of any product or services reviewed or discussed. Please follow the directions provided by the manufacturer or service provider when using any product or service reviewed or discussed on this website.

3
Leave a Reply

avatar
newest oldest most voted
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
We walk my sister’s dog, he’s a 5 year old labrador retriever, for about 45 minutes. He weighs 110 lbs and pulls like crazy the first 30 minutes of our walk but the last 15 minutes he finally tires out and doesn’t pull. He seems content with that amount of a walk, but it probably varies by dog like @alexschenker:disqus mentioned.
cathleen
Our Golden Retriever came to us as an adult (15 months). We have had other Goldens who were on Science Diet and they eliminated right after eating a meal. Our new dog does not. The breeder had him on Pro Plan Savor. We decided to switch him after a recent sickness and the vet put him on Science Diet Prescription WD and he eliminated right after eating. We are switching to Wellness (Whitefish & Sweet Potato Dry food). We are going very slowly. It’s been two weeks and he doesn’t eliminate right after eating…it takes forever! He is still transitioning with the WD. His stools are formed but mushy. How do with get his bowels to move faster?
Alex Schenker (Admin)
That’s a great question. I also imagine the optimal length for a dog walk differs based on breed, age, size, and a number of other factors. I recommend you ask your vet next time you’re in for a check-up. And of course, just pay attention to your dog’s energy level as you’re walking. If they stop to rest repeatedly, they’re probably wearing out (assuming it’s not too hot outside).