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Yes, exercise does stimulate the bowels, that's one of the reasons going on a walk is often suggested to get a dog to poop if they won't. Pooping so many times can also be a type of marking, so unless she really digs in and needs to go you can just keep walking. Keeping a brisk walking pace also helps prevent marking, whether it be pee or poop.
To a certain extent this is normal for the 5th or 6th poop to be looser as it has not spent as much time in the colon getting the water drawn out of it. However you can help it by feeding a food that firms her stools better - that worked well for one of my dogs who would have the first stool firm (or almost) but all the other ones would be pudding.
BTW, at 9 months old you can certainly go from 3 to 2 meals per day. I would do that especially since she doesn't seem interested in eating 3 anyway.
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