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Rosies well being

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by Marie1958, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Marie1958

    Marie1958 Member Registered

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    Sadly i suffered a stroke just over a week ago which has left me slight weakness left side, it could have been worse. I can manage to take Rosie for very short walks mainly for toiletting though, my grandaughter has been coming up in the evening to take her out for a walk and run around off lead in secured park, i.m just worried that this may not be enough to maintain Rosies wellbeing. She an 18mth old cavapoo , has selective hearing so i cant let her off lead daytime as she wont come back to me even in enclosed area and obviously cant run after her. Is a 20min walk on lead approximately 6 times a day enough for her at the moment, i do training on the lead to come back and walk with me rather than pulling and wanting to get someone fast.
    Just need a bit of reassurance that this is ok
     
  2. JoanneF

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    I'm sorry to hear of your stroke and although Rosie's walking regime is maybe not what she is used to, it's a lot more than some dogs get and actually mounts up to a decent amount of exercise.

    If you are likely to be unable for long walks for a while, you could maybe look into getting a dog walker or using a scheme like Borrow my Doggy, even a couple of times a week.

    But actually, training and brain work are far more tiring for dogs than walking so if you can manage to train some things like tricks in the house, that would work really well.
     
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    Kara 1 Guest

    So sorry to hear about your stroke ......try not to stress about Rosie ...her new walking regime sounds just fine ....and as Jo says brain games are great too for keeping an active dog entertained. ....look after yourself xxxx
     
  4. Marie1958

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    Thank you for your replies it means a lot to me, i will look at brain games for her,
     
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    Sorry I didnt reply yesterday I was very busy but I did add up the minutes and thought actually Rosie is getting more walking time than a lot of dogs I know..

    While Murphy was at training we did brain games and he loved them .. We had a giggle treat ball but he also loved searching through a box filled with toilet roll tubes to find treats and going across an obsticle course made of little steps, a bumpy rug (just a cotton throw with objects underneath that made noise ) , going through a hoop with strips of fabric hanging from it etc he got a little reward for crossing each part and it really helped his concentration and his confidence..

    Good luck and do keep us posted..
     
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    Im sorry to hear about your stroke.
    That amount of walking sounds fine to me so don't worry.
     
  7. DixD

    DixD Guest

    Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell.

    When our small dog was a pup, deep snow lay for a month. He couldn’t even go out in the garden, or he disappeared, and got all covered in little ice balls. Luckily, he took really well to puppy pads around the place. He got lots of natural exercise bopping about the house, and we did lots of clicker training, and he learned lots of fun things. It sounds like, at her age, your dog has probably been pretty well socialised, so shouldn’t become introverted. It sounds like a good interval to work on the bonding experience. Maybe you could clicker train her to be a helping hand dog, and the challenge would keep both your brains active! :)
     
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    So sorry to hear of your recent stroke, glad it wasn't worse also though. I'd say 6 x 20min walks is pretty good for a cavapoo to be honest. The only thing I'd recommend is the use of a long line so that Rosie can have a run around but you can still have control. A Flexi-lead will do. Indoor stimulation great too, snuffle mats, treat toys and other forms of enrichment will help to keep her occupied.
    Hope that's helped and hope that you continue to improve.

    Hatti
     

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