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Saturday, May 24, 2014

I have been taking Jack, my German Shepherd, for walks each day. Well, almost everyday. This has helped me contribute to the mileage needed for the team. I haven't lost a lot of weight, but I feel better and my clothes are fitting better. I feel that I have to take Jack for his walk each day. He had gotten into the habit of running off when we would let him out of his pen. I feel bad that he stays in his pen most of the day, so I feel I need to make sure he gets his exercise. It takes us a while to walk the two miles. We stop to smell the roses and whatever we happen to come across.
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  • DEBBY4576
    Amazing how our little buddies can make us feel guilty. But when it comes to walking them, it's a good thing. I should look and see if you have a photo of him here on your page. Yes, that's what I'm gonna do.
    2309 days ago
  • STEPBYSTEP1955
    emoticon to go on getting in the daily walks. Don't worry that you are not doing a great big chunk of exercise. little actions add up to much and also these little actions become a habit and soon you will be going for longer walking sessions.
    2309 days ago
  • KIWIANN
    Keep walking!! emoticon emoticon
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  • SPARKLED146
    Walking benefits both you and Jack. emoticon
    2309 days ago
  • ABETTERBETTY
    OLDEROWL, I have an electric fence also. And the collar works. Jack just get excited and keeps on going. We used the eclectric fence for our last lab without a problem. The problem started when a new neighbor moved in with a dog. It wouldn't be so bad except the neighbor moved in going toward a state highway. Once Jack starts sniffing, he keeps going and doesn't pay attention where he is going. I am afraid he will sniff his way to the highway.
    2309 days ago
  • LISAPERSISTS60
    I know Jack enjoys getting out and stretching his legs and spending time with you. :) The benefits to you both are tremendous (even if it takes a bit longer sniffing everything..lol)
    My dog is almost 15 and sleeps all the time so Enjoy your walks together.

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    2309 days ago
  • OLDEROWL
    I installed an electric invisible fence in my back yard. It is a wire placed just below the grass around the perimeter of the yard or the area of containment. My dog ( an Aussie Sheep Shepard ) wears a collar that shocks him when he gets near the wire and he learned to stay within the perimeter so his running off is not a problem. I don't know if your dog can be trained to respect an electronic fence after having run off so often, but it is something you might think about.
    PS, Walking is a good start to any exercise program. Also, respect and have faith in your self. A failure at anything is more likely a fault of the method used rather than an indicator of your ability. View all life events, both good and bad as opportunities to learn and to become more stronger as a person. Please visit my Spark Page for more motivation.
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  • KRISZTA11
    I'm happy for you!
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    2309 days ago
  • KALISDAD
    Having my furry buddy along makes my walking routine more enjoyable and motivates me daily.
    2309 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    My dog was my motivation to start walking when I started 7 years ago.
    2309 days ago
  • MNABOY
    My dog, Scout, walks with me when I go hiking and she behaves very well. She enjoys the contact with me and the new smells. She took off after a bobcat jumped and went across the trail but figured out that there was no way to catch that rocket, but we both had some excitement and fun.
    2309 days ago
  • JO88BAKO
    I have a grand dog that's a German Shepherd. They are awesome. Good for you for taking him for a walk
    2309 days ago
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