How to Exercise Your Dog in Cold Weather

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How to Exercise Your Dog in Cold Weather

The first step is to make sure that you are properly dressed. Don’t go outside until you have properly suited up. Close, boots, hats, scarves, etc. will make the exercise session which more enjoyable.

The next step is to make sure that your dog is properly dressed. Some dogs can handle the cold weather better than other dogs. Some dogs love the cold weather, Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, German shepherds, Huskies, are examples of dogs that love cold weather and do not need any type of clothing.

Smaller breeds, in breeds with short coats do need some type of protection if the temperature is frigid. Chihuahuas, min pins, pit bulls, etc. are examples of dogs that do need some type of clothing if they are going to be outside for long periods.

In certain areas it is also a good idea to put booties on your dog’s paws. In the city where there is a lot of salt and chemicals to melt the ice it is sometimes a good idea to protect your dog paw’s. Some dogs will lick their paws after they have walked through areas that have been salted to melt the ice.

Depending on the size and age of your dog the amount of time that you are outside will vary. The dogs that are suited for cold weather can spend hours outside without getting cold. Some of the smaller dogs, and the younger dogs cannot handle the cold as well. Exercise sessions should be kept shorter. Keep in eye on your dog to see if they are in any discomfort.

Dog daycare is an excellent choice for dogs during cold weather months. Your dog can still get plenty of physical and mental stimulation at a dog daycare. Check your town for dog daycare is in your area.

How to Exercise Your Dog in Cold Weather

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