If you are like me, you love the changing seasons, but it’s not always fun to find ways to exercise your dog in the winter, especially when the days are short and it gets dark earlier. For us that live in Lake Ridge, Occoquan, Woodbridge, and Lorton, wintertime walks while sometimes beautiful, it’s usually all about cold fingers and toes, bitter wind in your face, slush-covered dog bellies and trying to stay afoot on icy or snowy surfaces. We can help with a daily dog walk.
It’s no wonder we want to skip the daily walk and stay inside by the fire with a hot cup of hot chocolate.
Winter months are also hard on our dogs. When spending more time indoors, they’re not as active and tend to gain some excess weight. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates half of all dogs in the United States are overweight and have an increased risk of injury, disease, and shortened life expectancy. Although your dog looks comfortable sleeping by the fire like a hibernating bear, they would prefer to be engaged in some daily exercise or fun activity.
Just like us, dogs also get cabin fever during the winter months if they don’t get outside to exercise often, which may lead to problem behaviors like excessive barking or destructive chewing. Or if you hate walking your dog in the winter on those bitterly cold days, you can count on us to arrive every day and give your dog the exercise and stimulation they need. Your first walk is free so reach out and contact me.