With the severe drops in temperature we Canadians see each winter, we must watch the temperature to make sure it is appropriate for our fur babies to be walking in. Dogs need regular exercise and stimulation, some more than others (border collies we are looking at you!), so we can’t just keep our dogs inside all winter.
There isn’t a set temperature to not walk your dogs in, since there are so many differences in temperature tolerance between small and large dogs, long-haired and short-haired, single-coated and double-coated, healthy and over or underweight dogs, and more. We also must take note of whether the sun is out, if it’s raining or snowing, or a strong wind (meaning a colder temperature due to wind chill). Here are 3 winter walking tips from Tilted Barn Pet Co.!