3 Fun Snow Activities to do with your Dog

3 Fun Snow Activities to do with your Dog

LG at Play  in the Snow
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Fun outdoor activities can be hard to think of in the winter. With the recent snowfall, instead of cocooning up inside, take it as an opportunity to try new activities with your pooch in the snow. Below are a few fun games you can play with your canine pal. The next time you feel cabin fever creeping up on you or your dog, try these:

  1. Snowball fetch. You’re never too old for a snowball fight. Modify that favorite childhood game into playtime with your dog. Instead of a fight, make it into a game of fetch. And instead of using a regular ball or stick, make snowballs and toss them to your pooch. See if he retrieves it and brings it back to you. If not, no big deal. Just make more snowballs and keep throwing them until your pooch tires.
  2. Snow angels. It’s probably been ages since you’ve made a snow angel. Why not make some when it snows? Involve your dog too. Have him lie next to you in the snow while you make a snow angel. Of course, your pup probably won’t be able to make a snow angel, but as long as he’s rolling around on the ground and seems happy, it will still be fun.
  3. Snow surfing. Take a cue from these enthusiastic dogs from this video and slide along the snow. This works best in hilly areas with a lot of space. It’s a great activity for energetic dogs that love playing. Your dog may learn how to do it on his own or you may have to show him. Simply lie on your back or stomach and slide down, then coax your dog to follow.

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