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Old 01-02-2019, 12:29 AM
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Having trouble walking/feedig dogs early...

Hi everyone!
I'm sitting two lovely dogs (9 year Golden, 5 year Lab). They're used to getting up at 6am, going on a half hour hike/walk, then eating breakfast. Then they don't go out again for a couple of hours.

I am not a morning person, unfortunately. I've been waking up when they do, letting them out while they hopefully do their business (but they don't always...), then feeding them , then going back to bed for another few hours.

I feel very bad about this, as I'm SURE they need to do number 1 AND 2 first thing, right?? Am I hurting them? I do take them out a couple of times between 10-midnight, and they usually do their business then...

Thanks for advice!
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:10 PM
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Mine wake me up, I let them out, feed them, and let them out again. I'd go back to bed after if I could, but I can't, lol. They get walked later (when possible).


I'd just let them out again after eating before going back to bed.
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Mine wake me up, I let them out, feed them, and let them out again. I'd go back to bed after if I could, but I can't, lol. They get walked later (when possible).


I'd just let them out again after eating before going back to bed.
Hi, thanks! Do I even need to let them out first, or can i just feed them, first, if they go out (not vigorous exercise, just wandering yard) right after?

We definitely take long walk/hike later (when I'm awake again!).

Also, is it troublesome if they don't poop at 6am, and have to wait until 10?
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I let mine out beforehand because I don't want to risk an accident in my house, lol.



Honestly though I have no idea what my dog's pooping schedule is. I figure that I let them out frequently and they'll go when they have to...
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ok so theyre used to eating at 6.30 & going out for toilet at 8.30 + they've usually been walked so they can get all their wees/ poop out at 6- & they go out at night but earlier than your doing it. So theyre bigger dogs- I am guessing they might poop morning & night. Where as my miniature poops once a day. Also they have bigger bladders so thats not a small puddle if they go inside- thats a flood. You should try to stick to their normal routine as much as poss- cos otherwise you are messing it all up for the owners when they get back. However- I'm not a morning person either, so I can understand. Is there a fenced backyard they cant escape from & is it a safe area? If so this is what I used to do when I had that & a pitbull mastiff pup- just leave the door open & go back to bed. They can come & go, but I would aim for letting them out at 6 if you cant leave them to come & go freely, make sure there's wees even if no poop yet, feed at 6.30 out at 8.30 by then making sure there's both. coz that is closest to their normal. For dogs that are used to exercize early I think you should at least try to get them walking sometime in the morning like you said your doing -not in the avo. As for the night time I would take them out earler than 10- 12. If there has'nt been accidents inside & theyre not harassing you to go out- or whining scratching at the door- then I think your probably in the ok zone. I recommend you be honest with the owners about not sticking to the routine- coz they will be able to tell. they might have their dogs wanting out at midnight for poop when theyre fast asleep etc Which will be irritating.

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