We are in the midst of winter. Days are shorter and colder and often, many of us have little motivation to leave the house if we don't have to. However, if we are going to avoid packing on those extra pounds that come with our many holiday feasts, then it is important to get out and get active. This is also especially important for your dog.
Chances are your pup has also been partaking in some of those big holiday meals. While a few extra pounds don't seem to be too detrimental to your dog now, the long term effects can be deadly. Seasonal weight gain is just as important to prevent for our dogs as it is for us. So, be good to yourself and your fur baby this holiday season and get active!
Working out with your dog is a great way for you and your dog to reap the benefits of getting active. You can also get creative and put some fun back into that monotonous work out routine. There are so many ways to get out and get active with your dog, aside from simply taking them for a run. One great winter activity for you and your dog is snowshoeing. Snowshoeing provides great exercise for you and your pup that is also fun and engaging. After all, it's no secret that dogs love playing in the snow! They are sure to have a blast plowing through the snow while you both hike. You are sure to come across some breathtaking scenery, as well.
There are so many different ways to get out and exercise while having fun with your dog. The possibilities are endless. You can do anything from a casual walk to a leisurely bike ride (weather permitting, of course!). It is our responsibility to take care of our furry family members as well as ourselves. So, hop in the car and head over to your favorite dog-friendly hiking trail! However, don't forget your dog seat cover! It will come in handy after your pup spends the day rolling around in the snow.