Like us, pets need plenty of exercise and stimulation to keep them occupied throughout the day. The benefits of exercise for dogs are well documented, although dogs can learn and reinforce bad behaviors if owners are not vigilant or careful.
This can become something of a challenge during the winter months as both you and your dog may be reluctant to venture outside for more than a few minutes at a time. Finding fun winter activities to do together is easy as there are so many amazing options to choose from. Here’s how you can keep your dog happy this winter. The great news is many of these activities are family-friendly. Plus, they are good for your health.
1. Dog sledding
If you live in an area that gets heavy snowfall in winter, invest in a small sled to allow your dog to pull you through the snow. This activity will give you plenty of exercise and it’s a fun way to teach your dog listening skills. It’s a wonderful activity for your kids as well. Like any other activity, dog sledding can be very dangerous so stay extra careful and keep your dog safe.