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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
    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.
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    Keep walking!! emoticon emoticon
    2309 days ago
    Walking benefits both you and Jack. emoticon
    2309 days ago
    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
    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
    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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    I'm happy for you!
    2309 days ago
    Having my furry buddy along makes my walking routine more enjoyable and motivates me daily.
    2309 days ago
    My dog was my motivation to start walking when I started 7 years ago.
    2309 days ago
    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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