Too cold to walk the dog
If it’s so cold you are tempted to skip your daily walk, then practice some obedience indoors with your dog instead. This change to the routine might actually leave your dog more tired than usual.
It’s abnormally cold pretty much everywhere in the United States today, and I’m guessing there are a lot of excited, bored, anxious dogs across the country because they have not gotten the challenges they need.
It has to be pretty cold for me to use the weather as an excuse not to walk my dog. Today the windchill is currently -35 and I will not be walking my usual Fargo dog walking customers. (Edit: These days I offer Solana Beach dog walking – no more cold weather!) I could get bundled up and be OK for a short time, but this is too cold for my mutt Ace and a lot of dogs to be out for more than 10 minutes.
So today we are going for a quick 10-minute jaunt and then working on some training indoors. Ace loves to train, and it’s something that should be worked into our daily routine anyway.
If possible, on extra cold days you could split your usual longer walk into two or three shorter walks so your dog still gets some exercise. Another good way to exercise your dog in the winter is to join a dog obedience club or an agility club.
What do you do to exercise your dog when it’s this cold?