Winter Exercise

With the new year comes resolution season, new hope, snow, and sometimes frigid temperatures.  While you are working on your New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget about your pets who often get stuck indoors or receive minimal exercise during the inclement weather.  Our pets need exercise just as much as we do, so include them in your activities, or create some fun exercises that you can do with your pet. Cats can benefit from new cat toys or a cat tower to keep them active and entertained.  Cesar Milan has great winter activity ideas for dogs on his website www.cesarsway.com:

  1. Play a game, like hide and seek, with your dog.
  2. Challenge your dog’s nose by creating an obstacle course for dinner.
  3. Utilize dog treadmills or take them for a walk indoors.
  4. Sign your dog up for a class.
  5. Practice targeting and new commands.
  6. Don’t be a wimp…get outdoors.


Don’t forget that outdoor animals like horses also benefit from exercising with you in winter.  While icy roads and snow covered trails may reduce riding opportunities, there are still ways to maintain discipline and a strong bond with your horse.  Even activities as simple as leading them around the pasture or training area on a halter can be beneficial. Just be sure to provide a blanket if your horse works up a sweat during your winter activities.  With a little bit of creativity, you can turn a dreary winter day into a fun activity filled day for you and your pets this New Year’s.

Featured Sponsor
Thank You For Your Support!

Share this article.

Share on facebook
Share on pinterest
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
Featured Sponsor
Thank You For Your Support!

Read more news.

Winter Water

While you are adventuring outside it is important to remember water for both you and your pets. Even though we have left the sweltering days of summer behind, water is just as crucial during these cold winter months.

Read More »

Of Barking Dogs and Circling Planes

Would you park your vehicle 12” alongside another? Would you allow the door to close in front of a person in a wheelchair? Would you blare your music from your house late at night when you know your neighbor is trying to sleep? The obvious answer to these questions is NO!

Read More »

Subscribe to our emails

Use the form below to sign up to receive news via email at no cost to you.