Canine Courtesy in Snow Country
Did you bring your dog along today? If so, please keep these snow-country tips in mind. You owe it to your dog, yourself, and others.
Be alert to prevent:
- Dog fights
- Collisions with skiers, sledders, and snowmobilers
- Aggressive behavior toward other parties
Remember your dog's well-being
- Deep snow and long days can exhaust a dog that's not used to snow country travel.
- Dogs, like humans, can become dehydrated. Make sure your dog gets water during daylong outings.
- Snow packed between the pads of a dog's paws can be painful and can cause injury.
An uncontrolled dog is better left at home
- Keep your dog close to you (within 15 feet) and under reliable voice control at all times.
- Dog excrement remains in the snow all winter, to the annoyance of all. Remove it to a sanitary location.