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Re: Dog walks if family quarantined?

Our Gemeinde just put out info, that Drs recommend we go out for walks etc, just stay away from others. Also, in Italy, dog owners are allowed out to walk their dogs.
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Old 17.03.2020, 19:20
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Re: Dog walks if family quarantined?

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This.

I took mine out today to our usual trail at the usual time, where normally I wouldn't see a single soul. Today the trail was crowded, mostly children without parents.

I really feel for the kids. Without school, without their normal parks and activities, living in the typical shoebox flats without any green or outoor play space that are common for young families here, the only option for some exercise is the trails.

But it means that we dog walkers will have to be a bit more careful. Children don't understand '2 Meter Abstand', especially when they are excited and want to pet the nice doggie.

(Fortunately nobody wants to pet Robin Goodfellow. )

Will go out at crack o' dawn tomorrow...
Thank you MC.

Lost_Inbroad and I came to an agreement that he would lend me his dog tomorrow. Wow, was so excited, even got my daughter in on the timed walk. Then I realized the implications, thanks to your post.

It‘s true, normal routines have changed. It‘s simply not responsible that I can take responsibility for a dog that doesn‘t know me, in an environment that is new to all of us, with children now walking in the usual „quiet times“.

And so unfortunately, I decided to cancel the walk.

But I do hope that things change, that I can take Lost_Inbroads dog for a walk soon, and that this feeling of solidarity remains in the community.

I also get up super early to avoid others at the moment on a walk (usually only do this in the summer months). It has changed from last week.

And I expect that it will continue to change.
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Old 17.03.2020, 19:36
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Re: Dog walks if family quarantined?

ZuriRollt,

Oops, I didn't mean my post to imply that one - dog owner, friend, casual acquaintance - should shy away from walking a dog to help others out. If you, LIB, and the pup are all comfortable with the arraingemant, enjoy!

No, what I meant was that children can't be held responsible for understanding the niceties of social distancing. That's asking too much of youngsters. So we just need to be aware that there will likely be more children out and about than we might be used to, and that maintaining two meter distance falls to us, rather than a shared responsibility as it would be between two adults.

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Many dogs are happy to walk with someone new, and many dogs are easy going.

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In the days ahead it will be increasingly important that we all get sufficient exercise and engage in the activities that are still allowed in order to keep our spirits up. Walking a dog is just about the perfect healthy mind/body activity.

I think it's great that people help one another out, in any way they can. Dog walking included.
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Re: Dog walks if family quarantined?

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If so, they're illegal.
Interesting thing to keep an eye on, I'd say.
each video cam has a sort of black box, with verkehrszählung.ch address.
so now is clear, is another type of monitoring
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ZuriRollt,

Oops, I didn't mean my post to imply that one - dog owner, friend, casual acquaintance - should shy away from walking a dog to help others out. If you, LIB, and the pup are all comfortable with the arraingemant, enjoy!

No, what I meant was that children can't be held responsible for understanding the niceties of social distancing. That's asking too much of youngsters. So we just need to be aware that there will likely be more children out and about than we might be used to, and that maintaining two meter distance falls to us, rather than a shared responsibility as it would be between two adults.

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Many dogs are happy to walk with someone new, and many dogs are easy going.

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In the days ahead it will be increasingly important that we all get sufficient exercise and engage in the activities that are still allowed in order to keep our spirits up. Walking a dog is just about the perfect healthy mind/body activity.

I think it's great that people help one another out, in any way they can. Dog walking included.
Thanks, in this case I think it‘s more a scenario of LIB helping me out
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Re: Dog walks if family quarantined?

Well, a dog owner in Cyprus seems to have come up with an innovative solution to giving his dog walks while he is under quarantine.

The other end of the leash is... a drone.


From the 20Min:
https://www.20min.ch/panorama/news/s...Gassi-11806055
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Old 28.03.2020, 09:48
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Re: Dog walks if family quarantined?

Mr Dog would not like the noise the drones make and would just stop and bark at it.

On Thursday I had to take him to the Vet for his annual vaccine and allergy injection. Just as he had decided again that they were all really nice after his ordeal last year with IV drips etc, this visit proved traumatic.

I had to stop at the door and hand him over and then wait outside. He happily trotted in, no problem handing him over and he walked nicely with the nurse...until he looked around to see where I was and realised I was leaving. He howled and cried the whole time. When the vet called on my mobile to discuss his treatment, I think he heard my voice over the phone and howled even louder!

The rest of the day he was more of a velcro dog than usual. The only person he would go for a walk with is my son who is in UK and unable to come over for his regular visit. Son would come over to look after Mr Dog while I flew back to UK for the weekend to see my elderly mother. To me not being able to see them is heartbreaking
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Old 28.03.2020, 09:55
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Re: Dog walks if family quarantined?

For us all for sure- daughters and grandchildren in UK is so hard at the moment. We adopted a Veteran 2 years ago, now 14.5 years old. She has been so traumatised by what happened to her 2 years ago- that we cannot leave her with anyone else, and she can't go in kennels as she will howl the place down at night. She will only go to sleep if she is with us. Before she was with her son and would sleep downstairs with him no problem.

But fortunately she woud go for walks with our lovely neighbour- but on a lead as otherwise she would suddenly realise we are not there and rund across fields and roads and wait by the kitchen door.
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Re: Dog walks if family quarantined?

BTW she still runs as fast as a greyhound - she is incredible.

One daughter in the UK has 2 young dogs, one a Vizla x - about 1 year now. He needs 2 x at least 1 hour run every day- about 10 km each time. They live in town, so take it in turn to drive out to a park/woods, 1 in morning, 1 in afternoon. They do have a small garden, but without the long walks, they would go crazy.
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