Cabin fever got you itching for adventure? Don’t let the winter leave you down and leave your dog bored.
There’s plenty to do with your dog in the cold! In fact, most of the Ruff Wear Pack wait all year for the opportunity to take their dogs out on a cold-weather adventure. So grab your boots and coat (your dog’s too!), and give these great cold-weather adventures a try!
- Sledding or mushing. Never tried dog sledding or mushing before? That’s okay. There are a variety of groups dedicated to getting people involved in this little-known sport. Even if you don’t live near snow, winter makes for a great opportunity to try sled-alternative activities such as carting or scootering. Click here for more information.
- Skijoring. If you love Nordic or cross-country skiing, why not add a line to your dog(s) and enjoy the activity together? Your dog may even help you up the tough spots. Need practice first? Bring your dog along to run beside you while you brush up on your skills. Click here for more information.
- Winter camping. Not as popular as summer camping, but backpacking and camping with your dog on a summit makes for good exercise and excellent views.
- Snowshoeing. This highly aerobic and scenic activity takes practically no gear or practice. Just put on some snow-shoes, add a dog and voila!, instant winter adventure. Some places even rent snowshoes for as little as $12/day!
- Jog, walk, hike—whatever your furry companion and you would normally do. Cold, snow, and rain shouldn’t prevent you from your favorite outdoor activities. With gear for dogs that mimics the same function, features, warmth and protection as human gear, you and your dog can keep your favorite adventures going all year round!