Making winter weather fun for you and your dogs - Dr. Marty Becker

Making winter weather fun for you and your dogs

Tuesday, Jan 21st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

bigstock-springer-spaniel-dog-jumps-in--44348260With the Midwest and Eastern U.S. experiencing deep freezes this winter, plenty of dogs and their people will either be reveling in the snow or huddling by the fireplace trying to stay warm. Snow sports are a great way to take the edge off if you have an energetic dog who loves the outdoors, and you indoor types — canine and human — have options as well.

Of course, you and your dog can go for walks or hikes in the snow, but you might want to try snow-specific sports such as snowshoeing and skijoring. These activities are naturals for Nordic breeds, including Alaskan malamutes and Siberian huskies, but any athletic, conditioned dog can enjoy them.

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