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View Poll Results: Do you walk your dog/dogs when it's very cold outside and sidewalks are snow covered?
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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Do You Walk Your Dog In The Cold And Snow?

So on the frozen sidewalks here, and the ones that aren't frozen are snow covered because many people do not shovel their sidewalks I slipped and stumbled along with my dogs. We had not walked the day before-and my dogs pawprints-heck my footprints were the only ones out there and I realized that none of my neighbors walk their dogs in the cold and snow. I try to take them on walks in the winter but we get out there much less frequently than our daily summer walks. I wonder how many people on this forum actually walk their dogs in adverse weather?

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We walk 3 to 5 miles every day, no matter how hot, cold or wet it is outside. I have the gear for it and Rafi has the coat for it. This winter his winter coat is the biggest I've ever seen! He is starting to look less like a malinut and more like a lion!

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mine loves the cold and snow and I go just for him
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We walk 3 to 5 miles every day, no matter how hot, cold or wet it is outside. I have the gear for it and Rafi has the coat for it. This winter his winter coat is the biggest I've ever seen! He is starting to look less like a malinut and more like a lion!

You can get Yaktraks or Stable-icers for your shoes if it's icy.
3-5 miles in this weather! I'm impressed!

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My boys get out. Whether for a walk or just playtime romping in the snow and chasing balls depends on the weather and the sidewalk conditions.
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Like the postman....rain, snow, hail, sleet....we go out. Maybe not as long in severe weather but out we go.....

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Depends on the actual temp, as Echo can be a bit of a pansy. Moderately cold temps and rain/sleet/snow, though, you bet we're outside. Once it drops below 5 F or so he refuses to go outside for walks or play. So then, he torments me in the house...
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Depends on the actual temp, as Echo can be a bit of a pansy. Moderately cold temps and rain/sleet/snow, though, you bet we're outside. Once it drops below 5 F or so he refuses to go outside for walks or play. So then, he torments me in the house...
lol-at our house i am the pansy-my boys wanna go out no matter how cold but below 10 degrees and I am the one who can't be dragged out.

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Take both my boys for walks everyday just about. But if wind chill gets below zero then we just play in the yard a little.
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Yes, I have snowshoes so it's not really an issue. Sometimes if it's raining too much we only go for a short walk. It only got really cold once so far this year, and it was helpful to run around and play tag rather than walking.


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