Winter vs Summer
...or rather cold vs hot. I was just curious about how many of you guys are still as active with your pups during the winter/daylight savings as you are when it's warmer and lighter out longer?? If you are, what are your reasons; dog is less active so you are, it's dark/dangerous now, it's too cold, etc..
For me I am less active with him in the winter. Due to many reasons, it's darker out in the mornings before work and after I get home. Normally it wouldn't/hasn't phased me but since I moved into a neighborhood with no street lights or sidewalks, it makes it much less safe. I venture out when I can but in the winter I do a lot more yard play and working. Weekends we walk or hike during the day. But mostly he gets less exercise. He also seems less active at this time. He wants to sleep more so when I get him he's being a lazy bum in his crate.
In the summer time we are SO much more active! I'm talking 2 walks a day, yard play, hiking, swimming, beach trips, etc. And it's due to the fact that it doesn't get dark until like 9 here and it's starting to get lighter in the mornings. He also seems more active during the warmer seasons.
Commander Charly Titan (GSD)-15 Jan 2010