Winter dog walking

Winter dog walking brings it’s own challenges, the days are shorter & the weather is often cold and damp. My own Golden Retriever likes to explore the muddiest sections of my garden before heading back in to carpeted rooms. A trick I have found is to stop her at the door with a treat and then dry off her muddy paws before she has a chance to leave footprints all over the carpet, otherwise she will happily run in from the garden and turn my carpets brown before I’ve had a chance to dry her.

Please make sure you leave out a towel that I can use to dry your dogs paws with before they walk over your carpet, a mat by the entrance door also helps with this.

On the plus side the days are now getting longer and I’m looking forward to spring walks.