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I'm curious to know what a daily time line looks like for you.

What is your dogs typical walking, feeding, and potty-time schedule in relation to each other?

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Guest UESBrindle

Our weekdays look like this:


6:15- William starts making noise to go out (I try to ignore him rolleyes.gif )

6:50- we go out for a morning walk

7:30- he has breakfast

1:30- mid-day walk

5:45- evening walk

6:30- dinner

between 9:15/10- last walk of the night

come home, brush teeth, then a milkbone


he poops morning, mid-day and evening walks, sometimes he'll throw a night poo in to mix things up lol.gif


For weekends we take him for longer morning walks and depending on how we're feeling we may skip a mid-day and take him for an earlier evening walk...

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Guest Jubilee251

6 AM - Long morning walk / dog park. Potty (pee and poop).

7:15 AM - Return home. Feeding time is about 15 minutes later or so, depending on how hard Molly played or if she did any fast running.

1 PM - Dog walker takes her out for a pee break and short walk.

6 PM - Husband takes her for a long walk after work. Potty (pee and poop).

7PM - Dinner.

9:30 PM - Last pee break and short walk before bed.


After 5 months at home, she is like clockwork now. :)

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Guest widowcali

Now that I live in a house:


0530 - alarm goes off, dogs go outside for potties, water bowl is refilled, workout, shower, change.

0700 - dogs go outside one last time before I leave for work

0715 to 1745 - the girls are inside (if granny-lady is home she will let them in and out)

1745 - outside for potty

1746 - dinner

1900- outside for potty

2100 - last potty of the day


When I lived in an apartment:


0500 - alarm goes off, doggies go on 15 minute walkies

workout, shower, change, water bowl, etc

0700 - 15 minute walkies for potties

0730-1745 - inside all day (no walkies)

1745 - quick potty walkies

1800 - dinner

2000 - longer walkies before bed

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Guest Sunset123

Weekday schedule:


6:30am Arrisa goes out to pee and then comes back in for breakfast

8:30am Walk (poops happen here)

10:00am I leave for work, Arrisa gets her Kong

noon My husband comes home for lunch and lets Arrisa out to pee

5:00pm I come home from work, Arrisa goes out in the yard to pee and run around

6:30pm Arrisa's dinner

8:30pm Arrisa gets her teeth brushed

9:30pm Arrisa goes out in the yard to pee one last time



Afternoon walks happen in good weather.

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Guest greytmiles


5:30am - short walk, pee

5:45am - breakfast

6:45am - long walk, pee + poop

7:30-5:00 - home alone, uncrated w/ access to water

5:00pm - short walk, pee + poop

5:45pm - dinner

7:30pm - long walk, pee


sometimes short walks are longs walks and vicey versy.

my kingdom for a fenced in yard. :rolleyes:



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6:00 a.m. feeding

6:15 a.m. 1st turn out of the day

10:00 a.m. 2nd turn out of the day

1:00 p.m. 3rd turn out of the day

5:00 p.m. 4th turn out of the day and zoomies for them all

6:00 p.m. feeding

10:00 p.m. last turn out of the day


The time in between those times is spent lying around on dog beds or playing if they choose. They also come for love and scritches any time during the day they wish and will sometimes do laps around the house as we have an open floor plan.

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Guest ShanYu


6am Nike wakes me up

6.15 out to pee in back yard and then breakfast

7.45 walk for half an hour (pee & poop on walk)

8.15 kong and home alone for rest of day

4.30 daughter lets him out to pee

6.pm dinner

6.3o walk (pee & poop on walk)

10.00 pm out to pee in back yard before going to bed



6.30 - 7am Nike wakes me up and out to pee in back yard and then breakfast

all back to sleep for a couple of hours

10 am ish - long walk


in and out to back yard as he asks to go throughout the day

6pm dinner

10 pm pee in back yard before going to bed

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Guest kydie

I live in house with fenced yard so:

5:30a.m. walk 30-45 min depending on weather

6:30 feeding and teeth brushed and routine check

of paws, ears, eyes and coat brushed

11:00 snack

4:30p.m. feeding'

7:00 walk 45 min to 1 hour depending on weather

11:00 snack and finally potty time

they are let out in the yard through out the day about 6 to 8 times

in the summer the sliding glass door is let open and they come and

go as they please during the day :)

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Guest FastDogsOwnMe

Times very because sometimes when DH is not working I stay up late and sleep late, but this is the basic schedule even if it's moved up a few hours.


8AM EVERYONE out, except the Whippet (unless he wants to, he usually does not want to get out of bed). I have two that only stay out for five minutes. The rest are out for about half an hour.


8:30AM By now I have my 13 month old son up, dressed, and eating. I let the young dogs that stayed out for half an hour back in. In their crates they go. They have giant Great Dante crates. The three older dogs are never crated. I refresh everyone's water, and put dry food in with the two boys I want to put more weight on. They chew their knuckle bones and eat and drink and snooze.


11AM My son takes his nap. Everyone goes back outside and runs and plays with me and I often take photos. Then back in, all loose.


1PM My son gets up. Oldies are gated in the back half of the house to snooze in peace. Younger dogs play with baby and me, etc.


3:45PM DH comes home from work and plays with my son. I check email, etc. Usually leave around 5PM for the beach with most or all of my dogs. Anyone who is lame, has blown a pad, etc stays home. Not too often.


8PM I get home. Everyone gets a thorough brushing (coated and non-coated!) and look over. They go in their areas (crates, or gated, etc) and I feed dinner.


10PM Last out, then some go in crates and some sleep with me- some sleep on the floor on dog beds. I let them choose. They could all sleep with me if they wanted and could fit. I sit on the computer for a while and around 11PM I usually take my Trazodone. Around 11:45 I have to turn off the computer and give up before I pass out.


And that's it until the next day. I cannot remember the last time one of my dogs needed to go out at night. They don't get up until I get up and only then if I put my glasses on and tie my hair back- that's how they know it's for real and not just a pee break for myself :lol

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Guest Fluffy

Badger and I are still hammering out the finer points of our schedule, mostly according to His Majesty's wishes, but our day currently looks something like this:


7am: I wake up. Badger opens one eye and watches me from the beanbag chair, where he has scraped up his entire protect-the-chair-from-claws blanket into a paw-sized ball. I despair.


7:15am: Breakfast for Badger, who is only willing to expend the effort to wake up after he hears the sound of kibble rattling


7:30: I hop in the shower, Badger lazes around doing his best not to die while I can't be paying attention


7:45: Potty break in the backyard. Always leashed, since I have no fence. Depending on Badger's mood, this could be anything from "Walk five feet, pee, proceed back inside to beanbag" to "circle the lawn for twenty minutes until the dog deigns to pee". He always pees in the morning; sometimes poops.


8am: I leave for work; Badger gets his Kong and chills for the rest of the day.


5pm: I arrive home. Badger dances.


5:10pm: Walkies, 20-30 minutes. Pee. Poop 3+ times. Walk ends with me muttering things about how the third poo is always pudding and he's KILLING ME here, dog!


6pm: dinner.


6:30-whenever: bonding on the beanbag, short training sessions, or whatever else we feel like doing. Last night I spent two hours playing "can I touch your teethies?" on commercial breaks to get him used to my hands on his mouth


7:30: optional potty break in the back yard. Pee, never poop.


anywhere from 9:30-11: lights out


Originally, I had at least two more potty breaks scheduled per day - I expected to have to get out of bed and immediately do a potty break, followed by a post-breakfast potty break, etc, but Badger never seems to need to go at wake-up time. Ditto for evening potties - oftentimes once we've had our walk and dinner, he zonks out for the night and I couldn't get him on his feet to potty if I wanted to. He knows he can tell me if he needs out, because he does it on weekends, where our schedule is pretty much totally freeform, but on weekdays he just doesn't seem to feel the need. Never had an accident, so something must be going right.


I aspire to a morning 20-30 minute walk, too, but so far I haven't been able to convince myself to get up early enough to do that and still get to work on time, and Badger doesn't seem to mind much.

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Guest TeddysMom

Only thing that is scheduled around here is 8:30am to 9:30am everyone gets a turn out, then we have breakfast. 8:30pm everyone eats dinner the rest of the time they are either outside, laying around in the house or going for walks. Midnight everyone is where ever they sleep after a finally potty break and I finally quit for the day. We are retired, that helps a lot.

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Guest KennelMom

Pretty much every day...


6:30AM - first turnout

7:00AM - breakfast/2d turnout

Noon - lunch turnout

4:30PM afternoon turnout

7:00PM - dinner/turnout

10:30PM - "last" turnout and the few dogs who sleep in the kennel get crated.

If Ken works really late, he'll do another turnout round 1-2am when he comes to bed.


A 2-4 mile walk is either around 11am or 5pm, depending on work. I take 4-5 at at time and rotate them through. Sometimes I do two 2 mile walks or one 4 miler...it just depends. Sometimes Ken comes and he brings 2-4. I also work out for 30-60 minutes 3-4 times a week and 4-5 dogs get bones while I workout.


(we both work from home)

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We have a couple of scheduled, depending on if the DH is home or working. He works a weird schedule, so when he's home, he's up in the middle of the night for norma people!



7:30am - everybody up and outside for pees and poops

7:50am - breakfast and back outside for any leftover potties

10:30am-12:pm - anytime in this window outside for sniffs, maybe play, maybe potties

2:30pm - outside for afternoon playtime, usually potties, lots of running, playing and digging

4:45pm - dinner, and outside right after for leftover potties

6pm-7pm - chew bone in this window of time, outside for whatever right after

10pm-11pm - last potties, and go to bed


Dad home

5:30am-7am - breakfast in this window, outside right after

same schedule rest of day

additional outside for potties around 1:30AM-2:00AM with everyone spending some night time time with Dad


If we have shopping or errands we usually run them midday which widens the break between morning and afternoon outdoor time. They can go 6-8 hours if necessary but we don't usually leave them longer than 4.

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5:00 - 6:00 AM Let them out to romp in the yard while I grab more shut eye.


When I get up - Breakfast and meds, then out again.


10 minutes later - in

15 minutes later - out


and so my day continues until


4:30 PM Din dins and meds.


10 minutes later out


10 minutes later in.


2- 2 1/2 hours later out and then bed .


To clarify - have a large fenced yard with kiddie pool. The back porch was closed in 2 years ago and is now a doggie living room - tiled, windows, French doors and 2 other doors for lots of cross breezes, as well as ceiling fan and doggie door. Spoiled?? No way - they EXPECT it!!

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Guest scfilby

6:00 am is wake up.. all dogs at attention!!

6:30 walk in the yard

6:45 FOOD!!!!

12:15 quick turn out in dog run.

5:30 Walk in yard or in the neighborhood weather dependent.

6:00 FOOD!!!!

Between 9 and 10:00 quick turn out in dog run..


Weekends are similar. usually they want an extra turn out in the afternoon and evening.

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My weekdays look like this:


6:30 am - wake up, shower and get ready for work

7:15 am - 20 minute walk and potty then breakfast

7:45 am - leave for work

12:30 pm - home for lunch and a short 10 minute walk and potty

1:15 pm - back to work

5:30 pm - home from work and a 20 minute walk and potty the dinner

7:30 pm - short walk and potty

10:30 pm - quick potty and bed time


Weekends are up at 7:00 am for 20 minute walk and potty


Rest of the day is pretty much no schedule just walks and potty whenever the need arises or we get bored.

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We are retired and home a lot but our routine is pretty strict.


6.20...Up and out into garden for toiletting

6.30...Dogs breakfast then we have ours.

8-9....Walk and off lead time

Noon...Wees in garden then a couple of biscuits for lunch

1.30...Short car ride to riverbank for off lead time


We are retired and home a lot but our routine is pretty strict.


6.20...Up and out into garden for toiletting

6.30...Dogs breakfast then we have ours.

8-9....Walk and off lead time

Noon...Wees in garden then a couple of biscuits for lunch

1.30...Short car ride to riverbank for off lead time

Sue from England


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7:10 a.m. - Morning walk approx. 1/2 mile

7:30 a.m. - I leave for work

8:00 a.m. - Dogs breakfast and DH leaves for work


6:00 p.m. - Walk or turnout in back yard

7:30 p.m. - Dogs dinner

8:00 p.m. - Dogs after dinner treat

8:15 p.m. - After treat pee in back yard

Between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. - Evening walk approx. 1/2 mile


We'll usually do longer walks on the weekends, but the times stay about the same.

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Our daily. Keep in mind not all our dogs will go out at the same time. We do multiple door openings, in fact, we have thought of putting in a remote door! :lol:lol


7AM -first out- if we weren't woken earlier by one of them to go out.


7:15- 7:30 breakfast


Out after breakfast


I leave for work and DH takes them for a mile walk.


He lets them out right before he leaves wich is normally about 8:45 AM.

Out at 3:30 -4pm.


Walk before dinner.


Dinner at 5ish

out after dinner


Walk and or out about 8:30.


Last out at 11PM.



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Guest Wasserbuffel

Wake up around 6:00. Jayne gets to come up on the bed and snuggle or play.

6:15- 7:45 turnout, breakfast, tooth brushing, snuggles and/or a bit of training.

3:30 DH comes home, attention and turnout.

5:30 I get home. Attention, turnout.

6:00 Dinner

around 7-8 Turnout, then walk.

10:00 Turnout, then bed time.

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  • 30-45 minute morning walk, home by 7am so hubby can leave for work
  • breakfast
  • 8am quick pee turnout
  • 6pm hubby gets home and takes Bootsy for his evening walk, usually about 45 minutes
  • dinner
  • 11pm quick pee turnout




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5:45am - Morning walk with me (30-45 minutes)

7:00am - Breakfast

7:30am - I leave for work and Molly sleeps

11:00am - Potty break with Hubby

3:30pm - Afternoon walk with Hubby

6:00pm - Dinner

7:00pm - Short walk with both of us (she loves the pack walk!)

10:30pm - Potty Break(last of the evening)


We're lucky in that my husband is currently finishing up his PhD --- so he's home a lot of the day. Once that finishes (I pray it will one day) her schedule will change a bit, but hopefully not too much.



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