If you live somewhere cold, winter may be a season to stay inside, which means less fun for your dog.
But not necessarily.
To show you how fun winter can be for your doggo, we’ve compiled a bucket list of things to do.
Winter Bucket List for Dogs
- Go Holiday/Christmas shopping for a gift for your fur pal.
- Wrap the gift in easy-to-tear tissue paper and let your dog rip it open to reveal their surprise.
- Make some festive Christmas cookies—but for your dog.
- When the snow has freshly fallen, allow your pup to hop around in the snow and watch how happy it makes them.
- Make a DIY paw print holiday ornament with things you already have in your home.
- Save some money this season by making DIY dog toys instead
- Cuddle up and watch a Christmas dog movie with your dog and see if he responds to the barks. Here’s 40 festive options.
- Bring some treats outside and spread them in the snow. Watch as your dog buries his nose under as he tries to find them.
- Check out outdoor holiday events and bring your pup along.
- Make Christmas shopping a little more fun by doing to an outdoor mall and bringing your dog along.
- Take an evening to just sit and cuddle by the fire with your dog. If you don’t have a real or electric fireplace, just cuddle in bed, peacefully watching the snowfall.
- Find some festive, cute, new dog sweaters to help your dog stay warm (but only if he likes sweaters).
- Make a doggy snow cone: Collect from freshly-fallen, untouched snow and put it in a bowl. Pour some cold chicken broth over it for a delicious doggy treat.
- Take a walk together in a neighborhood known for its beautifully lit houses during the season.
- Have a pajama day with human and dog matching pajamas.
- Make a warm blanket fort inside and let your dog explore it.
- Make a snowball and see if your dog catches it in his mouth. If so, make a game out of it.
- Have a winter family photoshoot—even if that just means you and your dog 🙂
- If you decorate a tree during winter, lift your dog up so he can get a full view of the beauty from a human-level (unless your dog is really big, then good luck).
- Make homemade care packages for homeless people. Go on a walk with your dog and hand them out to anyone who needs one.