At this time of year it’s tempting to stay cosied up on the sofa on those dark and day wintery days and nights but exercise is as important to your dog’s health as it is to yours. You have probably been out and about all day while your dog needs you to take them out. It can be dangerous in the darker mornings and evenings at this time of year so follow these tips to keep you both safe and healthy all through winter.
You wouldn’t go out in the cold weather without your coat, scarf and hat so when it comes to walkies don’t forget to bundle up your doggy friend too. You know what is comfortable for your pet, it might take a bit of persuasion until they get used to it but it will mean a more pleasant experience for you both.
Be seen, be safe
Just as you would add a reflective element to your own clothing make sure you add some to your pet too. Be it a reflective collar or coat, you want your pet to clearly seen in the dark, particularly important if you do get separated it will make them easier to spot as well as keep them safe.
Take the well beaten path
You might love getting lost in the countryside when you and your bestie head off on an exciting exploratory adventure, great idea in the daytime, not so much in the dark winter evenings. It’s safer to stick to a path you and your dog know well and keep the adventures to when it’s a bit easier to see where you’re going and spot any potential dangers with traffic.
Follow these basic tips and both you and your bestie can maintain an active lifestyle throughout the winter months. Don’t forget to treat your dog to a post walk fireside nap, you’ve done the hard part now it’s time to cosy up with a festive film.