5 Reasons Owning a Pet is Good for Your Health
If you have ever shared your home with a furry…
So you just got a new puppy, a cuddly new companion that you can’t wait to begin training. But there’s just one problem: it’s cold outside. Really cold. Yes, winter is here again, and while it may not be the most pleasant time to go outdoors with a rambunctious young pup, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done. In fact, it should be done, because the outdoors are where an impressionable young dog is apt to explore and learn the most in his or her early years. Plus, in the winter, there’s less people outside, which means less noises, less dogs that aren’t yours and less distractions. However, it’s important to keep your dog (and yourself) safe and warm in this adverse season.
There’s no reason to avoid the outdoors when you and your pup are prepared for it. Here’s six useful tips to help you both stay safe, warm and successful while keeping up with your dog’s various training regimens inthe frigid winter months.
Just like older dogs, some puppies love the snow, but many others hate it. Take the time to familiarize yourself with your puppy’s unique cold weatherhabits, likes and dislikes. Training takes time, and it’s a learning process for all parties involved, so be patient and persistent. You’ll eventually see the results you’re wanting, without having to wait for spring to come around.