Time for winter fun with your Goldendoodle

//Time for winter fun with your Goldendoodle

Time for winter fun with your Goldendoodle

Your dog is a social creature who craves time with you and meeting and greeting other dogs and people all over the neighborhood. That means it’s time for winter fun with your Blue Ridge Goldendoodle. Making some preparations ahead of time can help you both enjoy your outings more. Don’t forget to take some pictures of your pup chasing snowballs and gallivanting through the drifts. You’ll enjoy looking back at the wintry fun in the heat of summer.

Puppy gear

Even if you snicker at the neighbor’s dog dressed up from head to toe, depending on your dog’s coat and personality, you may wish to try some gear out for yourself prior to judging. After all, the main reason for coats, booties and hats is to ensure your dog is warm and dry; not to make a fashion statement. Do some research online to discover what fellow dog owners are using and get some feedback prior to spending a ridiculous amount of money. Ask if exchanges or refunds are available if your dog refuses to cooperate.

Indoor walking venues

Many people walk malls and ice arenas during colder months. Is there a dog-friendly location for indoor exercise within your city? Call your favorite pet store or vet clinic to inquire if you are looking for the best spots.

More car and truck rides

One way to compensate for less outdoor time is to take your pup on quick outings. As temperatures are dropping, you definitely don’t want to leave Rover unattended in your vehicle for extended periods of time. However, next time you are running to drop off or pick up the kids or grandkids or filling up at the gas station, consider inviting your beloved doodle. Any quality time with you will be more than appreciated.

Muddy weather gear

Have an extra blanket in the car to save your seats and some old towels available at home if you don’t already. Being prepared will save you from cleaning excess muddy footprints all winter and keep your frustration level from rising. Keep an extra umbrella handy in your car as well. Any small steps that can minimize the potential of your pooch shaking a wet coat in close proximity will keep you happier and drier in the long run.

Snuggle time

Many of us naturally go into hibernation mode as the days get shorter and colder. Don’t beat yourself up for honoring your natural rhythms. Keep your puppy happy by incorporating more snuggle time. If you allow your dog on the bed or couch, you’re all set. If not, create a new habit by hunkering down near their restful place and read or watch TV together to max and relax.

Indoor toys

While you may not want too rowdy in the house, you can still have fun and exercise with your dog. Find a soft ball that you can throw for a light game of fetch. If you have a treadmill, consider training your doodle to use it for walking and jogging. Use treats to teach the dog where to stand and start slow. The last thing you want to do is to scare or injure your four-legged friend. Alternatively, consider running stairs in your home together. Playing tug-of-war can be another fun way to engage during less savory weather.

As you can see, with a little planning you can have great fun with your Goldendoodle during the winter months. Try some of these fun activities and look for other ways to have a good time while the weather is cold. Your second-to-none Blue Ridge Goldendoodle puppy is certain to love any time they are able to spend with you.

By | 2016-05-23T00:35:47+00:00 January 5th, 2016|Goldendoodle Tips|Comments Off on Time for winter fun with your Goldendoodle

About the Author:

I own and operate Blue Ridge Goldendoodles with my husband Jeff. We have been professional dog breeders for 15 years, starting with Labrador Retrievers then changing to English Creme Golden Retrievers before evolving into English Creme Goldendoodles also known as Teddybear Goldendoodles. We are proud to say that all of our puppies are born and raised in our home with our three children. Being raised with our family insures the puppies are highly socialized and exposed to different environments. This also allows us to interact and get to know the puppies individually. All our breeding dogs either live with us in our home or in guardian/foster homes. Please check out our website and get to know us and our dogs.