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Why It's Important to Exercise Your Dog Even if the Weather is Cold

If you are a dog owner, you already know how important it is to exercise your dog. Especially if it's one of the dog breeds that has a tendency to put on weight quickly without exercise. You also know as a dog owner that your dog probably tends to get a little overweight during the winter months. They also may start to exhibit behavior problems during the winter months as well. So you really shouldn't let the cold weather stop you from giving your dog his much needed exercise.

So, you need to prepare yourself for the cold and give in, besides it's good for you as well. Make sure that you dress according to the weather outside. If you are properly dressed and protected from the elements it's going to make the exercise routine with your dog a lot more bearable and fun.

You need to also make sure that your dog is warmly dressed too. There are some dogs such as German Shepherds and Huskies that do well in the cold weather and actually love it but this is not the case for a lot of dog breeds. Dogs that definitely have to have some sort of dog clothing on in extremely cold weather would be Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, Yorkies and yes, even Pit Bulls. All these dogs and many others should have some sort of dog sweater or coat on. Some places where there is a lot of snow you should probably invest in some dog booties to keep their feet protected from the salt and or chemicals they use to melt your ice on your sidewalks and streets.

How long you go out for your exercise will also depend upon how big or small your dog is. Those dogs that are naturally suited for the cold weather can actually spend hours and hours outside without ever even noticing the cold. Something that probably you can't even do. Then there are some smaller dogs and younger ones that simply do not and cannot handle the cold at all. So their exercise times should be kept very short, especially compared to those who can tolerate it well. No matter what kind of dog you have however; make sure you keep an eye on him and look for any signs of discomfort.

If you know that your dog simply cannot handle the cold weather then it's probably a good idea that you check into a local dog daycare center. These places are wonderful for those cold months. They will allow your dog the opportunity to get plenty of physical exercise as well as mental exercise by socializing with other dogs.

If you do decide to exercise your dog outside during the winter months it's important to remember that you should not over exert you or your dog and you need to slowly increase the amount of time that you spend outside, don't rush into it. And always make sure to keep a close eye on your dog for any signs of distress caused from the cold weather.

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