Taking the dog with you on a winter holiday? Why not! Tour through snow-covered landscapes on snowshoes or skis or just enjoy the peace and quiet. This is also a paradise for your four-legged friend! So that your dog has as much fun in the snow as you do, here are a few practical tips.
You can also take your dog with you in the winter holidays. Playing in the snow is a real joy for many four-legged friends. So that everything goes well on the go in the cold, here are a few useful tips for you!
For long-haired dogs, clip the fur between the toes and grease the paws with paw cream, milking fat, or deer tallow, in deep snow up to the elbows.
Clumps tend to form in long-haired dogs, especially when there is fresh snow. If they get too big on the stomach or legs, remove them along the way.
Pack a pair of paw shoes for long (cross-country) hikes or snowshoe tours in case the dog gets injured. But you should practice running first.
Since the body temperature of dogs rises very quickly when they exercise, even in winter, take a drinking bowl and water with you. The liquid should be slightly warmed up (thermos flask) and made palatable with meat broth or canned milk.
In ski areas, keep your dog on a short leash, only walk along the edge of the ski slopes and only cross them in clearly visible places.
If possible, do not undertake snowshoe tours alone so that someone can always call for help in an emergency.
Pay attention to signposted wildlife sanctuaries, avoid feeding stations and keep the dog on a leash. If a wild animal is startled, it consumes excessive energy and consumes fat reserves unnecessarily.