my dog LOVES snow…. too much.

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

What do you use to walk her?  A neck collar?

You could try either a Gentle Leader or the Easy Walk harness, they both reduce pulling.  I personally like the Gentle Leader best.  Most people don’t use it properly though.  Some dogs find it very annoying, so it can take time training them just to get used to wearing it before even using it, but it can really help improve leash manners when used properly.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@delovely13:  aww what a cutiepie!  what breed is she?

we use an around-the-nose harness on our little dog.  it definitely decreased her pulling (she pulls so hard without it she starts to choke herself!), but she’s gotten a little used to it over the years.

if you don’t want her to eat snow, would you want to try a muzzle?

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Hahah awww what a little character.

Could you try bringing her to a closed off dog area to run around like a crazy to tire herself out a bit? Then resume the walk when she’s pooped….

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Maybe let her out in an area for a bit off leash at the beginning of/before a walk (i.e. a tennis court) so she sort of snow herself out?

My last dog loved snow SO MUCH, we’d often find that he climbed on top of the patio table to eat the freshest, untouched snow. He was a Golden Retriver… it was always a weird sight to see him ON a table. We used to bring him in bowls of snow to eat, too.

And BTW, your dog will probably eat worse things than dirty snow haha. If you can avoid it, do, but I wouldn’t fret about that too much (my dog was apparently a snob and preferred untouched snow)

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I dont have any advice but I wanted to say shes a cutie!  My dog loves snow too, though not as much.  She’ll get up on two legs and hop around while trying to catch falling flakes.  She will also bring in chunks of frozen snow in the house (we let her out on an attached deck) to play with it.  Dogs are characters.

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