The Best Time of Day To Walk Your Dog

However, for the dog, that is likely to be their favorite time—apart from when they're eating, of course. 

The regularity and length of the walk will vary, depending on the dog's age and breed. 

the AKC encourages owners to start with at least a 15-minute walk for adult dogs, and if the dog is comfortable with that, the length can be increased gradually 

Brister encourages owners to consider walking the dog in the morning or evening, when the temperature is cooler and less exhausting. 

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Dogs at higher risk for overheating should be walked early in the morning or late in the evening when temperatures are coolest 

Avoid walking dogs that are at higher risk for sunburn in the middle of the day when the sun is high 

When it comes to picking a time to walk the dog, Brister notes that generally the breed isn't too important, but it's more about their age and fitness level. 

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