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Old 12-14-2006, 12:53 AM
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Hi all! I just wanted to ask you guys how you make sure that your chis get enough exercise each day. I've pretty much stopped taking my chi outside for walks because it's rather chilly, but I just feel guilty knowing that my baby is not getting the exercise she needs. I've read that dogs needs at least 40 minutes to an hour of exercise each day (of course this varies from dog to dog). I would greatly appreciate it if you all could share some ideas with me. Thanks!
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:32 AM
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Carl hasn't been on walks lately either- I still need to buy boots for him because the snow/ice/salt would be too hard on his poor little paws.

My mom lets him run outside for a few minutes every day and he sprints around the yard to wear off some energy.

You could play fetch! Carl would play fetch for hours! And that's great exercise
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:36 AM
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Tamara doesn't go for walks anymore either. It's winter and the snow is too much for her. She hardly wants to go to do her business. So she just runs like a maddog in the house...
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:42 AM
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Well my chi Minky does run around the house like a mad dog all the time, and her favorite activity is playing fetch, but I just wasn't sure if that was enough exercise. I've heard over and over how important it is for a dog to be getting daily exercise, but I guess I was thinking that playing fetch indoors wasn't rigorous enough to really consider as exercise. I guess I was wrong. Thanks for your input you guys!! =)
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Gizmo does not go outside. I think he's been out once in his four months..touching the ground that is. When we go out and take him he's in someone's arms.
He runs through the house like a mad man everyday so I am thinking he's getting more excerise than me lol. He does laps around the livingroom everytime he is awake, then if I take him upstairs..there's something about my bedroom, he goes wild.doing laps non stop and even on the bed. So yeah even in the bedroom he gets more excerise than me lmao.
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I try and walk the dogs daily. We have a little back yard and they chase each other all over the house, up and down the stairs. Some days they miss their walk because of our schedules. I'm getting Chica a parka for the colder weather walks.
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Get another chi! Cocoa keeps Shea on her toes. Shea is pretty lazy so it's a little more of a struggle to get her to exercise enough. Cocoa is one of those mad dogs that runs around the house and yard. I also believe Cocoa is ADD (attention deficit disorder). Not pursay hyper but she just can't lay or sit still for very long without wondering around. I swear Shea would be a lot bigger if we didn't have Cocoa. They both weigh about 6 1/2#'s-7#'s.

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Old 12-14-2006, 07:48 PM
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i wouldnt worry, chis are perfect "indoor dogs" meaning that they can get more than enough excersize by running round the livingroom like a crazy puppy...
unless you notice weight gain...dont worry!
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