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How many calories can I burn walking the dog?

Kristy Lee Wilson - Sharecare Fitness Expert
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On average, a 150 pound person can burn approximately 204 calories per hour walking the dog. However, if your dogs are like mine and pull you all over the place, or walk super fast, you'll burn a lot more!
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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Depending on your pace and the temperament of the dog, a 150 pound person can burn around 205 calories an hour.

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