Games to Play with Your Dog in Winter
While your dog loves playing outside when it is winter time you probably cannot think of a great game to play outside with your dog. I know that with my dogs they absolutely love to run in the snow non-stop and chase each other. However, even that can get old for them after a few minutes and they do tire out because instead of pushing off on the ground they have to push themselves up and out of the snow first. So here are some simple games that you can play with your dog outside in the winter time.
The first game that you can play is if there is snow on the ground with your dog is fetch. Now this is very similar to the ones that you play in the summer time except instead of using the brightly colored tennis ball or other rubber dog toys that you have them fetch you will be using a snow ball. Now granted they will not be bringing you back anything, but I know that my dogs find it very enjoyable. I will warn you though that if the snow has ice in it you will want to be extra cautious because the ice could end up hurting your dog.
The second game that you can play is hide and seek. Now in the snow it can be a lot harder to hide so you have to be a little bit more ingenious on how you’re hiding. Remember though that if you are going to have your dog off of his leash in your yard and play hide and seek with him then you will want to make sure that he is trained properly to ensure that he will not run off on you while you’re hiding.
The third game that you can play with your dog in winter is involving your kids. I know that my dogs love chasing after my kids in the yard and playing with them. So if your dog is one of those you can have your kids run around in the yard, works great on getting them tired to, and let your dog chase after them. I know that this game is fun and works wonders on wearing out your kids and dogs at the same time.
Playing games with your dog outside is fun and nice thing to do. I know if your dogs are like mine they will love the games that I talked about above, but even if they are not most dogs love playing in the snow just like little kids do.