Walking Your Dogs In Winter

walking your dog in winter

Winter dog walks aren’t always enjoyable, especially when the weather takes a turn for the worse.And no matter how cold you feel, your dog still needs exercise during the winter.All dogs have in common is a need to be protected during winter walks.So what should we do when we walk our dogs in winter,here are some tips.

Keep Your Dog’s Body Warm

Although some dog breeds (like Alaskan Malamutes, Huskies, and German Shepherds) are perfectly suited to venture out into the cold nature,  Small dogs and short-haired dogs will be safer and more comfortable with a jacket or sweater to protect them from the elements.

Remember that puppies and elder dogs are much more sensitive to the cold weather because their bodies can’t regulate their body temps well.Keep pets with these conditions inside where it’s warm.

Always use a leash

One more thing should keep in mind is never attempt to walk him in winter weather without a leash. Ice and snow on the ground can make it difficult for when your dog lost,it is difficult for him find his way back home because of the ice and snow.And limited visibility can make it difficult for others to see you. You should use a retractable dog leash to control your dog and give him more space.If your dog have a tendency to pull should consider using a no-pull harness, especially in ice and snow when the ground becomes slippery.

Know When It’s Too Cold

When your dogs are not interested in being out in the cold or snow, they may give more subtle signs that they’re uncomfortable. If your dogs appear to be shivering or shaking, gives any indication that he’s afraid or hesitant, or tries to pull you back toward home, don’t force him to take the walk. Please take him back home to warm up and try exercising him indoors!

Post time: Dec-08-2020