Well , i've been wondering about something . A close friend of mine has a Golden Retriever and when i asked him about the "walking the dog" part he said :-Moulouk doesnt need it at all ! He has plenty of space to run free every day , so why would we take him out apart from a trip ? Surely i know one thing , although im new to the Dogs department . Ain't a dog a being ? A creation of nature ? All of those creations need socialisation , interaction . Disallowing your dog to gain access to such obvious mechanisms of his , that basically judge the formation of your dogs character , seems really unhealthy for it ! Its like keeping your child locked inside the house 24/7 which seems quite brutal to me ... But my friend claims that "It's alright ! " . This may be true for some dogs but for a breed as large as a Golden Retriever it just .. doesnt apply i guess . Besides , as far as im concerned , his dog (its a male) has trouble communicating with others of his race while he's REALLY friendly with humans . Still , when his grandmas yorkie & Schnauzer (hope im getting that right ) , the dog seems ... at least frightened and sick of those 2 , and it's not just these dogs . Many of their friends have brought their pets at their home (not only dogs) , and Moulouks reaction towards them is ALWAYS the same . So , i've come to the conclussion that NOT walking your dog is at least a crime since you take away what , i think , a dog needs the most , socialisation P.S : What do you people think about this ? If you have any objections regarding this PLEASE reply since soon i'll be through my pals shoes !