I am dogsitting my parents dog for a period of 2 weeks (he is used to staying 1-2 days, 2 weeks is new to him) and he goes with me to the office during the day. He is a 9 year old chichuahua mix, on the 'large' side of the chihuahua scale.
Normally he would go on 2 walks a day and spend the rest of the day around the house, in the garden, interacting with my parents or their cats.
- 8:00 - A 15-20 min walk
- 15:00 - A 15-20 min walk
Currently this is our schedule:
- 8:00 - Garden time for 15 mins
- 9:00 - 10 min walk
- 12:00 - 10 min walk
- 15:30 - 10 min walk
- 18:00 - 10 min walk
- 19:00-22:00 as much garden time as he pleases
And ofcourse I play with him during the day whenever he offers me a toy or looks bored to me.
However, he seems to not enjoy the walks at all. He doesn't with my parents and he does so even less in this unknown environment.
Should I wake him during his naps to go for a walk he seems to not really enjoy? Or does him saying no to the walks suggest he is stimulated enough?