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Old 08-04-2011, 10:17 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by KMdogs View Post
Not trying to make you feel bad or anything but i personally wouldn't walk him quite that much during mid day if it gets as hot as it does here, especially given how much hes still overweight. An unfit dog is just like an unfit human, if a person is overweight and tries to walk say a mile in the middle of the day where it begins to be the hottest, that person is much more likely to pass out or have other health related problems vs. walking the same distance at night or at least when its cooler. It would still be difficult but less of a strain.
Of course dogs are different but i wouldn't risk it as it could cause heat exhaustion, etc. I would walk no more than a mile or mile and a half at one time during the day until at very least he starts to lose more weight and you get a sense of better health from him over all... Just to be on the safe side.

The cooler it is the longer they can go, harder they can be worked without as many breaks or risks.
oh I know its all good I SHOULD feel bad, I got him to this, I want him around and asked for help, no offence taken and thanks for your honesty! Your reasons above is why I haven't been pushing him mid day. May need to just suck it up and go at 1am when I get home and stay clear of the bars and drunk people getting out who try to run up to us and pat him, cause he sure does have a cute face lol
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