In Alexandria, VA, winter weather has arrived. And this means snowy, icy, and freezing temperatures. For those of us that don’t like this weather, our idea of spending time inside is more desirable. In the cold weather we are forced to exercise and find more activities to do indoors. What do we do with our favorite four-legged friends when taking them outside to play is just unbearable? Well, regardless of the temperature, dogs still need the exercise. Dogs need as much exercise in winter as they do in summer, so daily walks and outdoor play remain a must. Exercise is a vital part of any pet’s life, ensuring that they stay happy, healthy and fit and remain your best friend for many years to come.
During the winter months in Alexandria, we have to find creative ways to make sure that our pets get fresh air, good exercise and/or some outdoor time:
Giving your dog the right amount of exercise in the winter is really not that different than in the warmer months. You or your pet sitter will have to make some adjustments, but if you do it right, you and your dog will end up loving your new routine and winter!