Snow mazes for dogs are a hot trend in the cold weather. Some dog owners are going all out, shoveling twisting paths with tunnels and obstacles, all to give their pooches a little bit of fun in the snow.
A snow maze is certainly a great way to give pups some exercise. It’ll get the blood pumping and keep them warm. Snow mazes can be especially fun for dogs who don’t get to go for as many walks in winter. It’s tough being cooped up inside all day!
Winter officially starts on December 21st in the Northern Hemisphere, and if there are snowy days ahead where you live, you should try this outdoor activity. You can your dog can both get a lot of fun–and some unexpected benefits–out of a snow maze!
A Mental And Physical Challenge
Does your pup seem down in the dumps in winter? Do they act out with unwanted behavior? Do you come home to chewed up furniture, turned-over garbage cans, or messy accidents?
It’s possible that your dog is bored or anxious.
Going without the usual amount of outdoor exercise can make a dog feel pent up. All of that excess energy has to go somewhere, and it can come out in destructive ways. A snow maze is a good way to curb that behavior.
Your pup can have all the fun of running a full obstacle course in the backyard, and you can enjoy it from a place of comfort and warmth while watching through the back window.
The added mental challenge will also keep your pooch from getting bored. Your dog will get the exercise they need, and you’ll see far less chaos in the home.
Not only will your dog get benefits from your efforts, but you will get some great exercise, too. All that shoveling and pushing around snowblowers can be quite the workout.
And that’s not all. You’ll get a chance to express your creativity. Challenge yourself while you challenge your dog. Maybe you want your snow maze to spell out your dog’s name. Maybe you want it to be a sign of your love that even the aliens above can see.
The possibilities are endless!
Have you ever made a snow maze for your dog? Do you think your dog would enjoy it, or would they lose their way back home? Let us know in the comments below!