The leaves are falling, and the weather is getting colder, which means your dog’s favorite activities to do with you may not be as fun anymore. However, as the cold weather makes it hard to do some activities you enjoyed over the summer, it opens up completely new activities you and your dog can try this winter season! Here are some of my favorite things to do with my fur baby when it gets cold outside.
Go on a Winter Hike
Going on a hike during the winter months is always a fun journey! This would be perfect for families with bigger dogs, as they do better in the cold than smaller dogs. Make sure you are prepared for the cold and get all bundled up to get the most out of a winter hike.
Another activity that is always fun with dogs is sledding; whether you have a small or big dog, this can be fun! If you have a bigger dog, you can take them to the park and let them go down the hill with you, and possibly even train them to take you back up.
Or, if you have a smaller dog, like a Cavapoo, you can take them down the hill with you; they are small enough and will fit on the sled! However, if you plan to try this, make sure you introduce your dog to it before you go down a big hill with them, as you could scare them. The best way would be to start by having someone on the sled with them and have another person pull it around for a little to help them get used to the motion. If you are looking for a small dog to enjoy winter activities with, here are some Cavapoo puppies for sale.
But, whether you have a big or a small dog, it may not be a good idea to send them down the hill alone.
Bake a Treat
As the holiday season approaches, baking sweet treats is always a temptation! The warm cookies and chocolate bark just become irresistible, so what better way to enjoy this than with your dog? You can bake a delicious treat for yourself and also find a puppy treat recipe that your pooch will love. Once they are done, you can both enjoy the sweet aroma that comes with baking treats and also the delicious taste.
However, ensure you keep chocolate as far away from your dog as possible, as it is extremely toxic for them, and we don’t want an accident like this to ruin the magic of the holidays.
Visit an Indoor Park
Visiting a dog park during the summer is a popular favorite for dogs. However, as it gets colder outside, it can be hard for pet owners to want to take their dogs to the park anymore. So, instead of taking your dog to a park outside, there are plenty of indoor dog parks you and your dog can enjoy. This way, you can let your dog play longer without having to worry about getting frostbite!
Playing fetch with your dog is a great way to allow your dog to get all of its energy out. Just make sure you bundle up for the cold weather to let your dog enjoy the fun for a longer time without feeling like you are going to freeze to death. I also highly recommend bringing along some hot chocolate for you to enjoy.
Even though it is getting colder, there are still so many fun activities you and your dog can both enjoy this winter. The list of possibilities is endless from indoor bonding moments to outdoor adventures! Just make sure you are bundled up for any outdoor activities and are watching your dog for signs that they may be too cold and ready to warm up by the fire inside.