Eat first or walk first?

For those who take their Bs out first thing in the morning … do you feed them first, or walk them and then feed when you get back?

I've been feeding first, to stimulate their system and ensure a poop, but I've recently heard that in the wild, a dog pack would walk (hunt) first and then eat.

Lori

Walk first. It's better for the dog to digest at rest. If you feed first then wait at least 1 hour.

Houston

+1 with Nobarkus. Essentially we should excercise on an empty stomach as well, so I definitely think they would benefit from it too.

Agreed. My dog won't look at food before she has had her walk, although she doesn't necessarily want to go out right away on rising. She sometimes hangs out for a half an hour or so, then wants out, and after she gets back, she is interested in food only in about an hour. She chose this routine on her own, so I think that's what nature planned.

We walk first, they always are a bit playful and the ibizan always wants to jump into the air to she if there's someting to hunt (she's a bit crazy hahaha)
And it's better with our daily programme (we mostly leave with the ship when we walked the dogs)

Would you eat a meal and then exercise? 🙂

It works the same for dogs. Best to exercise before eating a meal.

@Kananga:

Would you eat a meal and then exercise? 🙂

Well….as a matter of fact, I would. If you are working out, most coaches/trainers want you to eat prior to exercising. What you eat and when you eat is really key to how well your workout goes.

When I had a cycling coach, he always made me eat a meal about 30 - 40 minutes prior to riding. As well as eat/drink during and after each ride. It was part of my training diary that I turned into him every week so he could determine my drills for the following week. Because he was also a nutritionist, we had many discussions about the importance of food with exercise.

There is nothing wrong with eating before exercising. It is fuel for the body.

Regarding my basenjis...they always get some biscuits before a walk in the morning...2 of mine get sick if they exercise on an empty stomach.

When Gossy wakes up she first wants to check on the backyard squirrels and chipmunks (this can take 30-40 minutes!) then she wants her walk. Often she doesn't eat her breakfast until I'm leaving for work.

My boy won't touch food before a walk..my girl is like me..food, yes of course I am hungry!! laugh..walk first.

@renaultf1:

Well….as a matter of fact, I would. If you are working out, most coaches/trainers want you to eat prior to exercising. What you eat and when you eat is really key to how well your workout goes.

When I had a cycling coach, he always made me eat a meal about 30 - 40 minutes prior to riding. As well as eat/drink during and after each ride. It was part of my training diary that I turned into him every week so he could determine my drills for the following week. Because he was also a nutritionist, we had many discussions about the importance of food with exercise.

There is nothing wrong with eating before exercising. It is fuel for the body.

Regarding my basenjis...they always get some biscuits before a walk in the morning...2 of mine get sick if they exercise on an empty stomach.

You could eat a light snack maybe but I wouldn't eat a full meal before exercising. All your energy goes to digesting. In yoga we never eat at least 2-3 hours before. It's better to do it actually on an empty stomach.

Both of mine want to go out first thing in the morning. Some days they don't want to eat until they've been up for an hour…on hot summer days, they like to eat late. I have no clue why

@nobarkus:

You could eat a light snack maybe but I wouldn't eat a full meal before exercising. All your energy goes to digesting. In yoga we never eat at least 2-3 hours before. It's better to do it actually on an empty stomach.

Ok, I guess my trainer/nutritionist was wrong. :rolleyes:

Yoga (except the really physical kinds) isn't considered an aerobic exercise…completely different requirements than aerobic exercise. What do you do on a hike - not eat...or eat a lunch and wait 2 - 3 hours after to resume your hike. 2 - 3 hours is what a typical meal takes to move to the colon...it is usable fuel before that.

Walk first. Gets their appetite rolling…and yours, too! 😉
Mine won't eat first thing in the morning, either.

@renaultf1:

Ok, I guess my trainer/nutritionist was wrong. :rolleyes:

Yoga (except the really physical kinds) isn't considered an aerobic exercise…completely different requirements than aerobic exercise. What do you do on a hike - not eat...or eat a lunch and wait 2 - 3 hours after to resume your hike. 2 - 3 hours is what a typical meal takes to move to the colon...it is usable fuel before that.

I don't see anything wrong with having a light snack before. That was my point. A full meal immediately followed by exercise is usually not the best idea. A few hours after though, probably not much of a worry. I think that was my point originally. 🙂

@renaultf1:

Ok, I guess my trainer/nutritionist was wrong. :rolleyes:

Yoga (except the really physical kinds) isn't considered an aerobic exercise…completely different requirements than aerobic exercise. What do you do on a hike - not eat...or eat a lunch and wait 2 - 3 hours after to resume your hike. 2 - 3 hours is what a typical meal takes to move to the colon...it is usable fuel before that.

A hike would be a light snack. I'd never hike after eating a regular meal.

Mine will drink a little water first thing in the morning, and then wants to go out. He doesn't always poop until his 2nd walk. He usually eats a little grass in the morning, but wants a treat when he gets back home. He doesn't eat until lunchtime, which is after his 2nd walk.

If Magnum doesn't have a little something in his stomach, it's an almost sure bet he'll puke on a walk. He just gets so excited! So I've learned to give him a biscuit or two before a walk. But he doesn't get his meal 'til we get back.

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