8 Safe Ways to Burn Calories With Your Dog This Winter
Plunging temperatures give rise to pet hazards like frostbite, hypothermia, and paw pad injuries. But this doesn’t mean you and your canine companion have to be confined to the sofa all winter. With basic safety precautions, you can continue to burn calories this winter—and have fun while doing it.
Almost any activity can incorporate dogs, says Tricia Montgomery, founder of Chicago-based K9 Fit Club. “From walking, running, and swimming to hiking, boot camp, and yoga, all are a great way to get fit together and increase the human-animal bond.”
Keep reading for eight safe ways you and your dog can keep moving all winter long. Remember to check with your veterinarian before starting a new exercise program with your dog.