Does your dog enjoy winter or does he run right back inside and curl up on the couch as soon as the weather gets cold? Here are some supplies that will help keep your dog toasty warm so he can get back outside during the colder months!
Our poor little Chuckers is definitely not a rough and tough, all-weather kind of dog. He prefers to spend his time indoors on a nice sunny spot on the couch. Or pressed right up against the vent where the heat comes out in the living room. 🙂 He’s a dog so he does of course love a good walk, but as soon as the weather gets cold and snowy, or rainy, or, actually, even a little too breezy, he’ll turn around and bolt right back to the house.
Some dogs will go out and play in the snow for hours, but Chuckers gets cold feet and he tends to just lay down in the snow and give up if he feels his toes getting numb. We’ve definitely had to go out and rescue him and carry him inside on more than one occasion when he stayed out for more than about 2 minutes.
Since it’s been such a long, cold winter for us this year, I’ve really started to worry about how little exercise he’s been getting. Because of this, I’ve been looking into some options that will help him get outside more. I’ve always thought of clothing for dogs as being more for show, but there are some really great options now that are actually really functional too. I thought I’d share a few of the things that I’ve found in case you have a furry friend who’s a little sensitive to the cold as well!
Supplies to Help Your Dog Enjoy Winter
Winter Knitted Hat with Ear-Holes
3-in-1 Cotton Winter Boots with Anti-slip Protection
I wish we could get Chuckers to wear some boots like these because I think they’d really help him. Sadly he won’t wear his boots because of his sensitive feet and his nail issues. I’ve seen quite a few happy dogs with these on lately!
Warm & Cozy Winter Snowsuit with Hood
Thick Ribbed Pullover Knit Hat with Pom-Pom
Cozy Striped Turtleneck Sweater
Thick Wool Pet Scarf / Neck Warmer for Cold Weather
Tie on Flannel Pet Bandana Scarf in Winter Plaid
Waterproof & Machine Washable Vehicle Cargo Cover with Non-slip Protection
This is more for you so that your car doesn’t get destroyed after those long winter walks! Just toss the whole thing in the washing machine!
Weather & Wind Guard Outdoor Kennel Cover
Even if your dog is a cold weather lover and stays outside, a little extra protection from the elements is a good idea!
This is a great alternative for dogs that won’t wear boots! It offers a bit of protection and it keeps paws from getting rough and cracked. It’s made up here in the great white north!
If you need something to help you stay warm on those wintery walks as well, check out these Alpaca hats from Chimbora. This company was founded by a friend of my parents in Ecuador. They’re hand-knitted from genuine alpaca wool by a local cooperative of 89 women in Ecuador and they’re a great choice if you’re looking for a winter hat that keeps you warm and that you can really feel good about.
What other things do you do during these cold months to help your dog enjoy winter?
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