If you've got a dog then 99.9999999% you do not live in a flat as the majority of leases don't permit pets in flats/apartments - so that defence is rhubarb. I have a dog myself. I live in a 2 up 2 down terrace with a 3 x 3 rear yard. First thing in a morning I let him out to do its business. Last thing at night I let him out to do its business. Early afternoon I take him out on a long walk which doubles up as my one piece of exercise for the day. I'm probably doing similar as Deetee, but I'm not being a penis about it. I'M GOING OUT YOU CAN'T STOP ME. And the reason people are 'giving him a hard time' is because of this attitude. It's really not hard. Exercise once a day. Only travel when essential. Is it really that difficult to understand? I honestly don't get why people are being so weird about it. Follow the guidelines. Save lives.