It’s been an unpleasant Winter. Many dogs are bored and lacking activities.
Sugar has exhibited boredom and have to be creative in keeping her active.
Here are 5 Winter Activities To Keep Your Dog Active
1) Enjoy the beauty of Winter.
Don’t let the winter weather stop you from enjoying the outdoor. Fresh snow is the best time to play fetch and a fun way to burn lots of energy. Also, a brisk walk around the block or at the park are both beneficial for you and for your dog.
2) If the winter temp is frightful, find indoor facilities that you and your dog can walk.
a) Take your dog to a Pet Supply/Store.
Walk your dog while you shop and/or check out the latest pet products.
b) Check your city/town for a dog-friendly mall.
c) Many Hardware and/or Garden Center are dog-friendly as they carry dog (pet) products.
3) Take your dog swimming.
Check out hydrotherapy facilities in your area. Most of these facilities also offer fun dog swim. Swimming is an excellent total body conditioning activity. The heated water is an added benefit, it decreases pain, muscle spasms and stiffness.
4) There are many establishments that rent their agility ring for fun play at affordable rates. For half an hour agility run, your dog can burn lots of energy. It’s a great bonding game too.
5) Mental Games and Tricks:
Remember at any age, a dog can learn new games and tricks.There are many mental games geared for dogs like Toys r Us Treat Puzzle game. OR You can create your own game using household items and your dog’s toy, like Tennis Ball Cupcakes.
*If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve seen several of Sugar’s mini 15 sec videos, Game For The Day. Check it out and you get to see also Sugar’s agility video.
Keep in mind, Keeping Your Dog Active is an All-Season Responsibility and creates bonding between you and your dog.