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Old 17.04.2009, 14:23
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Re: Dog Walking ?

That old chestnut, 'There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing' applies all the more so to dog owners.

Invest in some serious wet-weather gear. You'll have plenty of opportunity to use it here in Switzerland. I certainly won't win any fashion points in my dog-walking get-up, but at least I stay dry.

One of my dogs seems to be missing the 'off' switch , which means 2-4 hours of walking is needed, no matter what the weather - or she'll find other ways of amusing herself. So out we go, even in torrential downpours.

If you find that you absolutely can't get out, Dibbydoo's suggestion is an excellent one. Games provide mental exercise, which dogs need as much as physical - and brain-training tires a dog out far faster.

A very good little book with ideas for games to play with your dog, inside and out:

http://www.amazon.de/Das-große-Spiel...9970732&sr=1-1

Most games/toys suggested here can be made with common household items.

The author also has website (http://www.spass-mit-hunde.de), but for some reason it seems to be down at the moment.

Happy - and hopefully dry - dogwalking!


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Quick question for all you dog owners out there - whilst we have been having lovely weather, today is an exception, which makes walks rather impossible at the moment. Pissing down hard here and was wondering if you all have any tips to share on how burn off your dog's energy in bad weather? (besides waiting for the rain to stop)
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I'm new to EF and only arrived in Zurich last month.

I was wondering if anyone is around during the day (week days) and wanted to walk with dogs, maybe start a dog walking club maybe? I have a 11 month old black lab who's very social and enjoys walks. We don't have a car so rely on public transport and are based in the Ruschlikon area but would be happy to meet up around the Zurich area for walks.

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Charlyb
i am new to zurich too, i dont have a dog at the moment, i had to leave them in the uk, but would still like to walk

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Old 20.04.2010, 18:25
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Re: Dog Walking ?

First off, Sue... I think the original posts were from 2009 . . . so kind of a late start on the walking!!

HOWEVER --

I am definitely quite interested to know if anything got off the ground with this dog walking club????

I have a yellow lab who is a little over 1 year old who is loving and So happy and loves other dogs and other people ... playing fetch... just loves life!!

Again, just writing in to ask if anyone knows if the club ever got off the ground and if not, is anyone interested in going forward with the dog walking group/club???

THanks!! :-)
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Old 21.04.2010, 08:16
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Re: Dog Walking ?

This did get off the ground for a few weeks. Unfortunately it stopped when people relocated. I have a Chocolate lab that is very social and 3 years old. If your interested in walks, then im happy to go along.
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I'm new to EF and only arrived in Zurich last month.

I was wondering if anyone is around during the day (week days) and wanted to walk with dogs, maybe start a dog walking club maybe? I have a 11 month old black lab who's very social and enjoys walks. We don't have a car so rely on public transport and are based in the Ruschlikon area but would be happy to meet up around the Zurich area for walks.

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Charlyb
i have jsut taken on a dog walking job for 2 afternoons a week and i will be walking him near volkeri( app 12 mins from zurich you are welcome to join me)
sue
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Re: Dog Walking ?

Hi there, lab owners!

I was wondering if you still meet for walks with your dogs as I also have one and am looking for new places to explore. I have an English Bulldog and she loves playing with other dogs and being part of a pack. Currently we walk daily at Brunaupark, the biggest dog park in Zurich, but it would be nice to find out about new spot where I can take her off the leash and meet other dogs.

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Re: Dog Walking ?

Hi Welcome to Zurich.. Unfortunately this doesnt seem to happen much more. We used to walk up around uetliberg occasionally, and arranged walks mostly out of town. If you want to start something , then feel free, im sure theres a few of us who would join in .
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Hi there, lab owners!

I was wondering if you still meet for walks with your dogs as I also have one and am looking for new places to explore. I have an English Bulldog and she loves playing with other dogs and being part of a pack. Currently we walk daily at Brunaupark, the biggest dog park in Zurich, but it would be nice to find out about new spot where I can take her off the leash and meet other dogs.

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Re: Dog Walking ?

Hi!

Thank you for responding! I just received a PM from someone who is interested in getting together for walks. If it follows through I will try and set up a dog walking club as there are many people in the forum who are pet owners! Is there a special page to create clubs or meetings on the forum? Or can I just post a thread in the pet corner? I am new to this, so I am still learning!

Thank you for your help!

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Hi Welcome to Zurich.. Unfortunately this doesnt seem to happen much more. We used to walk up around uetliberg occasionally, and arranged walks mostly out of town. If you want to start something , then feel free, im sure theres a few of us who would join in .
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Dog Walking Group - Zurich

Hi All,

I've heard of a group of expats that get together on a weekend and walk their dogs together. Does anyone know the details?
I have a young dog that I would like to get used to other dogs more, currently she gets SOOOOO excited everytime we pass one it really takes some time to persuade her to move on...

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Re: Dog Walking ? [Zürich]

I too have the same issue with my 15 month black lab.

Having some similar minded people to help her burn off the energy and solcialise would be great!
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Re: Dog Walking ?

I am not in Zurich yet, but would definitely join a dog walking club ! I have a 6 years old lab/border collie mixed dog.
That would be a great idea !
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Re: Dog Walking ? [Zürich]

I'd very much like to organize a dog-walking group & propose meeting at the top of Obere Buhlstrasse where Zollikon & Kusnacht meet. The forest starts there - lovely trails! I live nearby so can use a few parking spaces. It's just above the Buhlstrasse bus stop, so also convenient for public transport.

I have an 11 year old Great Pyr, VERY well socialized, who is so bored with me... he needs a pack to walk with. Anyone interested?
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