You should walk your Yorkie Poo for around half an hour every day in order to help keep them healthy and fit and to make sure that their bodies stay in good working order. Playtime can also count as exercise.
In this article we will be covering everything you should know about walking your Yorkie Poo including how far you should walk them, how long for, what their ideal weight is and how to train them to walk on a lead.
Table of Contents
- How long should I walk my Yorkie Poo for?
- How far should I walk my Yorkie Poo?
- Do Yorkie Poos like to walk?
- Do Yorkie Poos need a lot of exercise?
- How do I train my Yorkie Poo to walk on the leash?
- Can Yorkie Poos run long distance?
- What is the average (ideal) weight for a Yorkie Poo?
- Why does my Yorkie Poo stop walking?
- How fast can a Yorkie Poo run?
- How long should I let me Yorkie Poo sniff for on a walk?
- At what age should I start walking my Yorkie Poo?
How long should I walk my Yorkie Poo for?
You should take your Yorkie Poo for a walk every day that lasts roughly about 20 to 30 minutes. If you walk your Yorkie Poo for the right amount of time it will help them to stay fit and healthy.
If you overwalk your Yorkie Poo you may notice that they are exhausted for the rest of the day and do not show any interest in playing or interacting with other people or dogs.
However, if you underwalk your Yorkie Poo, or do not walk them at all that day, then they may still have energy left over and this can lead to them jumping around your home and causing chaos.
How far should I walk my Yorkie Poo?
If you walk particularly fast or slow then it may be easier to measure your dog’s walks in distance rather than time as this will ensure that they are getting the riht amount of exercise that they need.
For the average Yorkie Poo you should aim to walk around six miles in total every week. You should try to split this up evenly between the days to make sure that you are not over or under-exercising your dog.
If you have not walked your dog enough one week then do not try to make it all up on one day.
Do Yorkie Poos like to walk?
Yes, Yorkie Poos love to walk. In fact, it is recommended to walk your Yorkie Poo twice a day if possible in order make sure that they are getting enough exercise.
If walking your Yorkie Poo twice a day is not realistic then walking them once is still sufficient. However you should always try to make sure that you are taking them for a walk at the same time every day.
By creating a walking schedule it will help to train your dog and manange their energy levels.
Do Yorkie Poos need a lot of exercise?
Yes, Yorkie Poos are a particularly energetic breed of dog and for this reason you should aim to exercise them for at least half and hour every single day.
This exercise does not necessarily need to be in the form of a walk and could instead be playtime and fetch. The main thing is that they are able to expend their extra energy.
How do I train my Yorkie Poo to walk on the leash?
You should always leash train your dog as soon as possible to avoid them developping bad habits. However, if you have not yet started you should do the following to train your Yorkie Poo to walk on the leash:
- Let them get used to their collar first. They will need to adjust to the weight and the feeling of wearing the accessory.
- Try attaching the leash while you are in the home and walking around the home with them on the leash. Do this gradually so that they can get used to the action.
- When they are ready take them outside on the leash and walk slowly away from them, forcing them to follow you.
- When they eventually catch up to you give them a treat as a reward for learning the action.
- Repeat these steps until your dog is able to walk on the leash.
Can Yorkie Poos run long distance?
Yorkie Poos are very energetic but because they are such small dogs their bodies are not designed for running long distances. If you are running a couple of miles then they may be able to keep up.
If you plan on running long distances then either opt for a larger dog, who will be more suited to keeping up with you, or do this exercise by yourself and then exercise your dog separately later on in the day.
What is the average (ideal) weight for a Yorkie Poo?
If you are walking your dog to help them lose weight then you should bear in mind their abilities and how much they need to lose.
Every individual dog is different but the average weight for a Yorkie Poo is between 3 and 14 pounds. If you have any concerns about your dog’s weight then you should schedule an appointment with your vet.
Why does my Yorkie Poo stop walking?
If your Yorkie Poo stops walking suddenly it is likely that they are too tired to carry on. In this case you may need to carry them the rest of the distance in order not to fatigue them.
However, if you have just arrived home and your Yorkie Poo stops walking the chances are that they have no yet had enough exercise and don’t want to go home just yet!
How fast can a Yorkie Poo run?
An average Yorkie Poo can run at a speed of 6 miles per hour. Their short legs prevent them from gaining any more speed than this.
If you are going for a fast run it may be best to leave your Yorkie Poo at home.
How long should I let me Yorkie Poo sniff for on a walk?
You should always make sure that you are in charge when walking your dog but they will very often stop to sniff around. This is because their noses are much more sensititve than ours.
Over a walk an average of five or ten minutes sniffing the environment is healthy.
At what age should I start walking my Yorkie Poo?
The exact age that you should start walking your Yorkie Poo puppy will depend entirely on them. However, the average age to start is between six and sixteen weeks old.
My name is Ken and I’m one of the staff writers at Petloverguy.com. I’ve cared for pets most of my life starting with hamsters, turtles, and snakes. Then moving up to parakeets, guinea pigs, and even ducks.
I currently live with two yorkies and a chihuahua mix.