Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Illinois
Unless you want your house destroyed or you plan on having your dog live in the crate all winter, expect to be outside a lot this season.
Dogs don't care that it's cold outside and they don't care that you're cold outside or that you don't like to be outside at all in winter.
Buy a parka, get some snowshoes and heavy gloves, and have fun instead of making it a chore. Don't forget to stock up on bath towels too. You'll go through up to five a day (unless you like doing laundry) depending upon your yard and the weather.
For inside play though, Lisl likes braided heavy duty rope with knots. A Kong tug toy, soft balls that won't damage possessions, and as always, Oinkers rolled up pig ears for a 30 minute chew.
Grooming her and playing with her on her back seems to be fun for her too, and there is always training that can be done to keep their mind occupied.
Bear, Anna, Molly, Ossie, and The Countess Lisl von Schlaf
An Unhappy German is a Sour Kraut!