Winter Dog Walks: Keep Safe and Healthy


Dog walking is great exercise for you and an essential requirement for your dog.  You shouldn't let falling temperatures and less than perfect weather put you off getting your daily walk.  If anything, it's more important than ever that you get some fresh air and daylight, particularly if you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Your dog, of course, needs exercise whatever the weather; without it he will become bored and may get destructive in his quest to relieve his frustration.

So, come rain, snow, or hail, you owe it to yourself and your dog to get outside for a walk.  You also need to keep healthy and safe, which like most things is easier if you prepare.  

Cold Weather Walks

Ideally, you should be walking in a winter wonderland and you can be, as long as you are aware of some potential hazards to your dog's health and safety.  You need to keep safe and healthy too - without you, there will be no dog walk!

Consider cutting down your walking time if the temperature falls dramatically, say below freezing.  When it gets this cold,  you should stay out no more than 30 minutes. Puppies and older dogs in particular shouldn't be walked for too long in low temperatures.

Basic First Aid Kit for Your Dog

If your dog does get hurt, be prepared with his own first aid kit (don't share with yours)

Cotton wool and cotton wool buds

Gauze bandages (can double up as a muzzle)

Adhesive tape


Antiseptic spray

Snow and Ice

Snow and ice can cause a number of problems for both you and your dog.  Some of these are obvious, others less so.  

  • Icy roads and footpaths are a slipping hazard for your dog, and for you.  If you are walking the dog on a lead, keep it short so that you have more control - you don't want to be on the end of a long lead if he starts running.  Think water skiing, but on ice!
  • You should always be confident that your recall command is secure if you let your dog off the lead, but be doubly sure if you let him off the lead near ice.  Several dogs are lost every year when they stray onto icy rivers and ponds and fall through.  Make sure you can call your dog to you if he makes towards frozen water.
  • Be cautious walking across snowy ground.  Whilst a blanket of snow is beautiful to look at, it can hide hazards like broken glass and rabbit holes that could harm you or your dog.
  • Don't let your dog eat snow - not only will it make his temperature drop, but it could be contaminated with chemicals, particularly anti-freeze.  Some dogs find anti-freeze particularly appealing, but it is extremely toxic.  Don't let you dog wander onto driveways, where spills are particularly likely to be found.
  • Grit and salt spread to melt snow and ice can cause problems for your dog's paws.  When you get home gently wash away any residue  with warm water and dry thoroughly.

Walking in the Dark

The weather isn't the only winter hazard, you are also likely to be making at least one of your walks in the dark. Therefore, you need to take the usual precautions that you would take if walking on your own, particularly if you are a woman and if you are walking in an isolated area.

  • Be secure. Try to stay on lit streets where there are plenty of people or houses. Tell someone your route.
  • Be heard. Take a phone with you in case of an emergency.
  • Be seen. Either you, your dog, or both of you, should wear some high visibility gear if you are walking off road.
  • Carry a torch - if it's really dark you can see where you are going. If your dog has an accident, you will be able to examine him by torchlight. Also handy for locating poop!

Dog Breeds Which Benefit from a Coat



Italian Greyhounds

Miniature Pinschers

Hairless Chinese Crested

Extreme Weather Gear For Your Dog....

Generally I am not a fan of putting clothes on dogs, but sometimes clothing your dog can have a place.  Small dogs or dogs with little fur can benefit from wearing a coat, and if your dog is difficult to dry a lightweight raincoat goes some way to making life easier.  If you are walking a dog on ice for days on end, and if he will put up with it, bootees can help keep paws healthy and give some grip. 

You might consider a second lead and collar - handy on days when one set doesn't dry out in time for the next walk.  A high visibility collar or lead is also a good idea.  If you dog does run off in the gloom, he will be more visible to you and to traffic.

....and for You!

Don't overlook preparing yourself - you are an equal partner in the dog walk. You need to keep yourself fit, healthy and comfortable or dog walking will become a trial, not a pleasure. Make sure that you have all the gear you need.

  • Wet weather gear - a waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers. Make sure that they are breathable and have taped seams. A lightweight packable set is a good idea in case you get caught out in the rain.
  • Cold weather gear - my family think my padded trousers are hilarious, but they are absolutely essential and a complete joy on a snowy, windy day. You should follow good hiking practice and layer yourself - base layer, warm layer and outer waterproof layer.
  • Rugged footwear - non-slip, waterproof and comfortable. I have hiking boots and wellies, which seems to cover all bases.

And Finally ... Just Have Some Fun!

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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Judi, some good advice here for those cold winter walks, hope we can enjoy them as much as the terrier in the video!

Thank you for sharing and voting up, best wishes MM

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Judi Bee 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Movie Master - I have an Airedale myself and couldn't resist the video!

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Cute video:) I try to take my boys out in the snow but both dogs are tiny and sometimes the snow is deeper than the length of their legs - it looks hilarious!

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Judi Bee 5 years ago from UK Author

It is super cute, isn't it! Short legs not a problem for us, but my dog has a deep dislike of water, even puddles, so spends most of her time leaping around like a fool to avoid getting her dainty feet wet :-)

Husky1970 5 years ago

Great advice, Judi Bee. It is ironic that I recently communicated with a hupages' friend about being careful on winter walks with her dogs during pre-dawn winter mornings. Then the very next day I come across your excellent hub on the topic.

Voted up and useful.

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LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa

Thanks for another good article. I don't have a dog but this is good advise for those who do.

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Judi Bee 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi Husky - thanks for your comments. Hope that your friend stays safe, those early morning walks are a bit lonely!

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Judi Bee 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi Lady Lyell - thanks for taking the time to make such a lovely compliment :-)

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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

so true. Dogs are great for keeping in shape!Cute pic also. Voted up!

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hello Karaoke Guy - thanks! And yes, it is a very cute photo :-)

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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI

A well informative hub and needed info on my part for I have a dog that loves her walks. Thank you. Voted up.

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Crescentmoon - glad you found this hub useful, hope that you and your dog enjoy your winter walks :-)

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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Makes me wish I had a dog. Very good information. Good job, Judi Bee! :o) Voted up.

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hello TToombs - lovely to hear from you. My poor dog is a cowering wreck this evening as it is Bonfire Night and lots and lots of fireworks are going off :-(

Thanks for your comments, very much appreciated!

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debbie roberts 4 years ago from Greece

Wanted to read this hub just to remind me and the dogs of how lucky we are living where we do as the winters are never that harsh.

Good hub and informative too.

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Debbie - my dog actually prefers the winter as she has a double coat, ideal for cold weather. She gets hot, even if stripped back, in summer and has perfected the trick of playing dead halfway through a walk on a warm day.

Thanks for your comments.

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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI

I hope so. Sadly enough I must admit that last winter I did not take her on walks because of the weather but now I am more informed on how to keep her warm and keep her paws well.

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Oh, Crescentmoon, that's sad - hope things are better this winter. You can put petroleum jelly on sore paws or antibiotic ointment if the skin gets broken. Good luck!

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Good info and great video! Voted up.

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi tillsontitan - I love that video! Thanks for your commments :-)

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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

These are all great suggestions. I have slipped on ice more than once walking Pepper. I try now to make sure to command her to wait if I feel I'm about to fall. We have to work together. Ha! Good hub!

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Nia - yes, working together - that's the theory but sometimes my dog doesn't hold up her end of the bargain!

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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

to be fair, Judi, all dogs are cute. Even the ugly ones!

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softhard 4 years ago from Kathmandu

Hello Judith I don't have dogs but I read the whole thing its very helpful for those dog lovers. Congrats

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi softhard - thank you for your kind comments, I appreciate them. :-)

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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

What a darling photo of that dog at the top of your hub! A real eye catcher. Congrats on Hub of the day--very sound advice.

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Denise - she is a very cute puppy, isn't she! Thank you very much for commenting, always appreciated. I am thrilled to have Hub of the Day! :-)

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Senoritaa 4 years ago

The picture of Ella is breathtaking. Look at her face.. awww :)

Congrats from me too. :)

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ktrapp 4 years ago from Illinois

I just woke up to falling snow and the first thing I thought about is that I am going to have to take our dog for a walk in it. I too am not a big fan of clothes on dogs, but I've noticed the last couple of weeks with the falling temperatures that our beagle seems to shiver a little on our winter walks so I do think I am going to have to get her some sort of little jacket so we don't have to cut our walks short. Congratulations on hub of the day.

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Senoritaa - Ella is certainly a winner! Thank you for your congratulations - I am unbelievably excited! :-)

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi ktrapp - no snow for me yet, just rain and gale force winds! The dog doesn't like the rain at all and keeps diving under hedges for shelter. Her coat is a definite boon, just from the point of view of cutting down on drying time (she has a double coat and it takes ages to dry her out - cold doesn't bother her though).

Thanks for your comments, much appreciated :-)

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Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

Excellent tip on having a first aid kit for you dog. Most dog owners probably don't think about that!

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hello Kris - I guess first aid for your dog is something you don't want to think about, but like the Scouts say, Be Prepared!

Great to hear from you :-)

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theskibug 4 years ago from France

We live in the French Alps and my dogs love playing in the snow.

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi theskibug - I love seeing dogs playing in the snow, actually I just love to see dogs playing! Not keen on being towed behind mine on icy roads though :-0

Thanks for your comment, much appreciated.

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melfina 4 years ago from WI, USA

I love to walk my dog in the snow! My miniature dachshund wears a coat since she is so low to ground -- the snow will stick to her fur and get all matted! Otherwise, she and my Alaskan Malamute love to romp around. Great hub, and thanks for sharing!

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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Thanks for some great pointers. I vow to walk my dog more this winter even if it's cold!

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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

Judi Bee: Congratulations on hub of the day...itis a great hub for this time of the year. In Florida, not needed really, but I could have used this many years ago when I lived in South Dakota.

All of the tips you shared about ice and snow and the cold I did not think about I guess. I was a novice about animals. We had gotten my daughter a dog and took him out in the snow..his little feet got so cold we had to massage them. After that, we got little booties for him and he happily wore them. Thank you for sharing this.

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Melfina - oh my, hadn't thought about Dachshunds and their poor little tummies!

Hi Rebecca - I find that the thought of going out is often worse than the reality.

Hello pstraubie - well done on getting your dog to wear boots! I have a battle with my dog to wear a coat and she is very good at getting it off - she sneakily sidles up to walls and rubs against them to dislodge it!

Many thanks to you all for your lovely comments, I am so happy to have Hub of the Day!

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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Awesome resource! Great tips for all dog owners. It is so important to make sure that dogs continue to get regular exercise in a safe manner throughout the winter. I agree that the thought of going out is often worse than being out in the cold weather. It's just hard making that transition from warm to cold!

Congrats on getting Hub of the Day!

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raakachi 4 years ago from Madurai / Tamilnadu / India

Excellent hub having all the requisites, except the weather conditions, fit to my country India. Thanks for your sharing. voted useful!

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi randomcreative - thank you for your kind comments. Getting ready for another walk in a gale in the next couple of hours. Would far rather stay on HubPages!

Hi raakachi - maybe you can write a hub on how to keep your dog safe and healthy in sweltering heat!

Thank you both for your kind comments :-)

arusho 4 years ago

Great hub and good advice! I walk my dog almost every day or play with her in the house. But walking is so much more fun for both of us.

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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

Congrats on HOTD! Well put.

We no longer have a dog, and it does not snow where we live, but all the rest of the advice is pertinent no matter where you live.

Voted up and useful.

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daisynicolas 4 years ago from Alaska

Good article. One of the great benefits of living in Alaska, the dog park is pure haven. It's just woods and oasis. Dogs can eat the snow, not to worry about anti-freeze because there are no vehicles except for the rare tractor. We can walk in the dark at any weather. Almost all regular dog owners that use the parks care for the other dogs and will help lost dogs.

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hello arusho - walking is definitely good for both of you, but playing with your dog is great too.

Hi DzyMsLizzy - thanks so much, very kind of you.

Hi Daisy - almost no vehicles sounds like heaven! We don't have dog parks so the dogs generally run around on the beaches.

Thank you all for taking the time to comment, it's wonderful to hear from you :-)

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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Congrats on hub of the day. This is great advice. I really enjoy walking my dog in all kinds of weather. I will have to remember to take a first aid kit with me.

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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Good stuff for dog owners. The puppy in your photo needs to be on a leash so he doesn't get lost in the snow! :)

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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Congratulations on being hub of the day. In winter be careful of falling.I had some bad falls last winter.

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Millionaire Tips - thank you for your kind comments and glad that you are enjoying walking your dog, whatever the weather.

Hi RTalloni - I am guessing that the puppy in the photo is one of those puppies that other people have - the ones that don't wander off and do as they are told. Really quite different to my own independent and stubborn minded individual!

Hello dahoglund - thanks for your comment, very kind. I spent a lot of last winter doing my very best to avoid falling over, and just succeeded. Sorry to hear that you weren't so lucky.

Many thanks to you all for your kind words, very much appreciated :-)

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

I love this hub! Great article and cute photo!

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MarshFish 4 years ago

Very good article Judi, and a fun video!


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA

Congrats on your hub of the day! I have a LaChon that isn't fond of the snow, to the point that she will use the bathroom on the porch. I have been working with her to venture out into the snow and figured out that I will have to purchase her a pair of booties to go with her coat. As long as her paws are covered she doesn't mind the snow so much. It cracks me up, because Lhasas are known for loving snow. Great tips in a terrific hub! Thanks!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Awesome tips and ideas. I like the idea of having a doggy first aid kit and keeping it separate from human kits. I never thought of that! Congratulations on being selected for the Hub of the Day! Great job!


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Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

Excellent advise and ideas. I've taken some spills while walked my lab, Lexi. Forgot that she could run into the same kind of trouble! Voted up and useful.

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akshayakumar13 4 years ago

congratulations on winning 'hub of the day'.your hub was very informative and i think you are bursting with ideas and cannot wait to show them to the world,

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Caroline - thanks so much for your comment.

Hello Marshall - glad you enjoyed the video, it is great fun!

Hi tipoague - my dog doesn't mind snow, it's the rain that's the problem, which is a nuisance in the rainy UK!

Hi JSMatthew - hopefully the doggie first aid kit never gets used, but best to be prepared. Thanks for your kind words.

Hello SineaPies - thanks for stopping by. Snow does tend to turn a mundane activity into some sort of extreme sport, doesn't it!

Hi askshayakumar - thanks for your very kind comments.

Many thanks to you all for your comments :-)

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Huntgoddess 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

Hey, great reminders, information and tips here. Thanks so much for this.

And, congrats on making "Hub of the Day".

That white puppy in the snow is just so cute --- can't stop looking at her or him. Great eye candy!!

When you say, "padded trousers" ---- I think those might be the same things we call "snow pants" here in the U.S. Not sure though.

Thanks, voted up, useful.

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Huntgoddess - glad you enjoyed this hub and thanks for your congratulations! Ella the Puppy is a very cute little thing indeed. And padded trousers, yes, they are the kind you have for skiing. They amuse my daughter no end!

Thanks for taking the time to comment, very kind :-)

Dedmoroz 4 years ago

Hi Judi,

Great advice on walking dogs in tough conditions.

A fun and easy to read hub, nice short paragraphs, bullet points and a pictures and a video - brilliant!

Congratulations on getting this hub selected as the hub of the day! You deserve it.

When I was little I used to have a puppy and once he'd grown a bit bigger I used to take him out for walks every morning.

Now we've got a cat...she's not a big fan on walking - but she'll sleep just about anywhere.

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uniquearticlesbuz 4 years ago from USA

Hi Judy,

Thanks for this awesome hub. Thanks for nice advise I am feeling very glad and happy to read this hub. Congratulations for this great hub.


Carla Bruni

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Dedmoroz - thanks for such positive feedback, I appreciate it! My daughter would love to take our dog out for walks, but sadly the dog is much too strong for her.

Hello uniquearticlebuz - thank you so much for taking the time to comment - great to hear from you.

Jordi Roqué 4 years ago

Thanks for your hub! It will be of great help for a lot of animanl lovers!

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Jordi - thanks for taking the time to make such a kind comment :-)

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TheEpicJourney 4 years ago from Fairfield, Ohio

Great tips here Judi!! I'm with ya on trying to avoid clothing for dogs at all costs. For some it is a necessary evil though :). You've got some great tips here and I'm glad you mentioned cleaning paws after a walk. So many people don't even think about what all those chemicals can do to a dogs poor feet. As a dog walker I've seen a few of my pups actually start limping because they were so sensitive to the salts on the road or sidewalk. Not to mention dogs lick their paws inside, you don't want that crud ingested! :) Great Hub and voted as such

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi EpicJourney - when we got our dog one of the first things I was told was that we should wash her paws after every walk. I can't claim that I follow that advice every day, but we do try to after snowy or icy walks.

Thanks for commenting, great to hear from you :-)

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picadilly 4 years ago from Schaumburg, IL

Another very interesting article...thanks so much for all the insight!

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi picadilly - glad you enjoyed reading this.

Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it :-)

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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

My 2 newfs are like children when they see the first snow fall every year. They get so excited as they love the snow.

All your tips are really good ones on a safe and happy walk. Enjoyed the video too.

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Judi Bee 3 years ago from UK Author

Hi Susan - we don't often get snow, so it amazes Emmy - she chases it when it's falling or bites at it when it's lying on the ground. I hate walking her when it's icy, she's very strong and if something catches her eye, she's off with me skidding along behind her.

Thanks for commenting, always great to hear from you.

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GoodLady 3 years ago from Rome, Italy

The healthiest time of my life was when I had to walk the dog every day (moved to a big town from the country), rain or shine, snow or hail and I wish i had to do that now. I don't but if I did your hub is full of sensible tips. Taking a mobile phone on a night walk is a great idea, or actually, on any walk. I used to take him down by the river and it was frequently flooded or a turnstile was jammed, or there were threateningly naughty boys down there.

It's a fantastic hub. Loved it. Voting and sharing.

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dahoglund 3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Hi Judi, it pays to be aware of winter hazards. My dog is a Husky, so better prepared for the weather than I am. The biggest hazard I find to look out for is ice on walks and streets. Snow over ice can be very hazardous. In recent years as I get older is to avoid traffic hours. Up votes and sharing.

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Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

Great topic and very informative hub. Voted up and interesting and sharing!

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Judi Bee 3 years ago from UK Author

Hi GoodLady - I really don't know what I'd do without our dog - I'm so used to walking her every day. I'd probably have more hubs written, but I'd be the size of a house. I always take my mobile; my dog trainer was on the beach without hers when her dog broke its leg. No one around, so she had to carry the dog home - I don't think I'm strong enough to carry mine!

Hi dahoglund - I always feel sorry for the Huskies I see around here in the summer - they look out of place at the beach!

Hi Crystal Tatum - glad you found this interesting!

Many thanks to all of your for your comments and votes, I appreciate it.

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Suhail and my dog 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON


This is an informative hub. I liked your video of Airedale Terrier. My family went to see dog sled races in the January of last year. Among all those Siberian huskies, Alaskan huskies, and Canadian Eskimo Dogs, we observed this young couple playing with their Airedale in the snow. That dog didn't mind snow and extremely windy cold weather a bit. They are certainly a hardened breed.

We have Kuvasz (my hub on this breed is available). Kuvasz are a livestock guardian breed and our dog doesn't mind freezing temperatures at all. He is my hiking partner in fall, winter and spring seasons. The colder the weather gets, the more he enjoys his long walks. As a matter of fact, its not him, but I who needs your advice for appropriately dressing up for the occasions lol.

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Judi Bee 3 years ago from UK Author

Hi Suhail - most Airedales are certainly hardy, although mine is a bit choosy - she doesn't like rain or mud. I've not heard of a Kuvasz before, he looks gorgeous.

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it.

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treehousebrandon 3 years ago from Seymour, CT

My dog loves the snow. When we go for walks, I wear boots and bring a flashlight. My dog wears a harness in addition to your traditional collar, which definitely helps with the occasional pull every now and then. Something about it seems to keep him more calm. Wouldn't want him to pull when I'm standing on some ice! Thanks for the hub! Stay safe!

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Judi Bee 3 years ago from UK Author

Hi treehousebrandon - interesting what you say about the harness - some people seem to say it helps, others that it hinders. I experimented with a "Halti", a nose harness, which worked really, really well with stopping pulling until Emmy did her usual trick when something happens that she doesn't like - she lies down on her side and pretends to be dead. No more Halti!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, it's appreciated.

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khmohsin 3 years ago from London,UK

Judi Bee

I thought a lot about walking with dog in the dark and wet weather but could not get the proper precautions and what to do with. But know I am confident much to walk in any kind of weather.

Thanks Judi for being publishing a nice hub.

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Judi Bee 3 years ago from UK Author

Hi khmohsin - glad to hear that you found this hub useful. Thanks very much for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it.

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Huntgoddess 3 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

I didn't see the Airedale last time I read this Hub. Also --- I never responded to your thanks.

So sorry. That was rude of me.

That Airedale is gorgeous!!

Thanks so much for this Hub.

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Judi Bee 3 years ago from UK Author

Hi Huntgoddess - so glad you came back and saw the Airedale - it's not mine, but mine is equally as gorgeous (I may be biased!). They are certainly a breed with character! No need to apologise, you've not been rude at all. Thanks again.

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Huntgoddess 3 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

:-) Thanks, Judi Bee. You're so lucky to have such a great pup like this Airedale. Maybe a little biased, but . . . that's what moms are supposed to be.

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Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

I hate to make my Beagle go outside in the snow and the rain to do her business. She's 15. Is it possible to train a dog to "go" in your shower where it's easy to clean up?

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Judi Bee 2 years ago from UK Author

Hi Kathleen - you can train puppies to "go" on command - say the command word when they perform and praise and treat them as they do it. Not sure it would work with an older dog. My dog hates to "go" in our backyard and won't unless she is poorly , so I'm sure she would feel uncomfortable going inside the house. Sorry I can't give better advice :(

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LindaSarhan 10 months ago

Great article! I hope you don't mine that I listed your article under related articles in my Hub on Winter Safety Tips for Dogs (

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Judi Bee 9 months ago from UK Author

Hi Linda - thanks, and of course that's fine.

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