We rarely do "walks". Once a week or so, we'll take a short jaunt around the neighborhood for some site-seeing, but there's no hope that on-leash walks would ever actually tire Meg. 5 - 7 hours a day, she's off-leash with me on the farm. Lots of walking back and forth to the fields, running up to the hayloft to find the cats, hunting rodents in the grass, playing with the barn's border collie, etc. Add in a good session of training in the evening or a game of fetch on the green, and she's very quiet and content. Driving home the other day, watching everyone out walking their dogs in the cold rain, I was very happy to have a dog who is just as content to head straight into the house and curl up to watch TV!