Play with your dog in the snow with this Letsfixit guide. Winter days can seem awfully long. Especially to a dog who is cooped up in the house during the cold weather. To help fight the winter blues and get a little exercise, take the dog outside and play in the snow. Read on to learn how to play with a dog in snow
Make sure your dog is adequately protected from the elements. If you have a short haired or small dog you might wish to buy him a coat or sweater to help him to stay warm while playing in the snow. Don’t stay out for too long if the temperature is bitter cold.
Have a snowball fight. Of course it will be one sided because your dog won’t be able to throw back, but a snowball fight with a dog can be a lot of fun. Form snowballs from soft snow and don’t pack them hard, then gently toss them at the dog. Try tossing tighter packed snowballs in the air for the dog to jump at and try to catch.
Make doggy snow angels. If your dog sees you laying in the snow and making snow angels, you can be sure she will want to try too. Many dogs love rolling around in the snow.
Shovel paths in the snow to create mazes and run through them with your dog. Play hide and seek with your dog in the mazes.
Go sledding. Not all dogs will enjoy sledding and you should never force your dog to participate in any activity that he doesn’t want to. But chances are good if you sit down on a sled and ride it down a hill, your best friend will choose to join you if invited. Be sure to use care and sled down small safe hills only. Some dogs prefer sliding down on their belly, but smaller dogs may want to sit in your lap on your sled.