Walking Your Dog In Cold Weather


Alex

Alex

It was supposed to be 20 degrees today here in Maryland, but when we went out to walk with Alex it felt more like -5.  If you are planning to walk your dog in cold weather, please make sure you bundle her up, you too of course, and make the walk a little shorter than usual.

Alex, "I can't believe you took me out for a walk in this horrible cold weather."

Alex, “I can’t believe you took me out for a walk in this horrible cold weather.”

As the picture clearly shows, Alex was not very happy with our walk, but on my defense I’d like to say that we took a shorter walk than usual.  Talk about an ungrateful canine child.

Alex, "Fine, I'll pose for the picture since I feel more like a popsicle than a dog."

Alex, “Fine, I’ll pose for the picture since I feel more like a popsicle than a dog.”

To my amazement, Alex actually posed for this picture.  But I was thinking that it was because she was so cold that she did not want to move at all.  I took all these pictures as soon as we got back home.

Alex, "Mom, I know what you are going to say to me, I am your mother, I command you."

Alex, “Mom, I know what you are going to say to me, I am your mother, I command you.”

Wow!  A total of 4 pictures and I did not have to chase after her for that.  Do take your dog for a walk, but please remember that they also need a sweater or jacket in this unforgiving cold weather.  My suggestion for both human and canine alike would be the following: bundle up, walk fast, ok., walk really fast, shorter walks, hydrate after the walk and turn up that heater full blast once you get home.  Enjoy your walks.

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16 responses to “Walking Your Dog In Cold Weather

  1. Adorable – dog and sweater. That doesn’t look like fleece, is it?

    I wish I could have a short and fast walk but mine has to sniff every pee card left by every animal in the neighborhood. Thankfully our cold (California) is nothing compared to yours.

    • Lol. No, it is not fleece. I am not sure what the sweater is made out of, but Alex does not like it. I do let Alex sniff a little bit so she can do #1 and #2, but the rest of the time is walking. She may be almost 11 years old, but my girl is very active and needs her exercise:)

  2. You are absolutely right. I hate coats though – in all their forms although my Mum makes me wear ‘em! *sad ears* Nutty x

  3. our walks are short and VERY fast in winter – oh I wish we had summer now ;o)

  4. Barney holds out and won’t do his business unless I take him for his walk. Otherwise I’m afraid we would set the alarm a little later and sleep in. Sabbath does her business promptly upon waking and almost never on a leash, but will NOT be left behind for the walk! Short and fast! That’s our strategy!

  5. That face is priceless! Brutally cold here in Chicago as well. I usually throw on Eko’s jacket and take him for a fast jog to keep us both warm. Morning and evening walks are quick and short, just like yours.

  6. She’s posing alright, she wants a record of that “hairy eyeball” she’s giving you! Great pictures!

  7. so cute! reminds me of my pup after her cold or rainy weather short walks! thanks for reminding everyone to bundle up their pouches!

  8. So adorable! Pets are great for snuggling in this bitter weather :)

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