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View Poll Results: Do you walk your dog/dogs when it's very cold outside and sidewalks are snow covered?
Yes-we walk regardless of the weather. 54 76.06%
Sometimes 14 19.72%
No way! 3 4.23%
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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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Old 02-04-2014, 10:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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!

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3-5 miles in this weather! I'm impressed!
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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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Old 02-04-2014, 10:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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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