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    Question Cold Weather = More Energy

    So, I have noticed this over the last two and bit years with my dog Luke and wondered if anyone else has this with their dog.

    It seems that in Winter Luke requires 2-3 hours walk a day, whereas in Summer he needs 1 hour-ish to keep him settled. He went for a 2 hour walk with the other dogs today and they were all still full of energy tonight. We fixed them by putting the heater on they passed straight out.

    Does anyone else have a dog or dogs like this or am I just the "lucky" one?

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    never noticed that
    but i did know on the colder mornings i'd wake up with leg weights.

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    Banjo is normally very keen to go check out her yard when I get up, but this morning I opened the door, she took one look at the thick layer of frost on the grass and went back to lying on my electric blanket.

    I don't notice a difference, apart from the fact that we don't have to avoid walks in the midday sun.

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    I have that exact problem .... but I have a Siberian Husky so it kind of comes with the territory. Unfortunately her favourite time to run around like crazy is when its raining
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    Lol Harley and Bella hate the cold. They don't get out of bed till I leave for work even though I've been up for 2 hours! Lol

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Kaz - well huskys where made for the cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaz Tarja View Post
    I have that exact problem .... but I have a Siberian Husky so it kind of comes with the territory. Unfortunately her favourite time to run around like crazy is when its raining
    The same, my two huskies are climbing the walls. 5.30 am and they are ready to go!
    There is definately a marked difference in energy levels!

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    Yes, pup is suffering from the same complaint here at our place ! He is also now looking more closely at the quantity of his meals and looking at me as if to say - 'Is that all I am getting !'

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    bernie doesnt understand that your not supposed to work a dog above 25 degrees, or that i dont like rain walking.

    He's the same 365 days a year. A GSD i guess.

    Pohm the lazy dog, doesnt want to go out in the cold. or the rain. Not when her sofa and bones beckon. But i drag her fat arse out in these cold mornings anyhow. tee hee

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    My newfies love Winter...They love our long River walks, which only happen in Winter (because of snakes) but their behaviour is no different. We still walk the same amount and get the same behaviour. But they trail and show better in Winter. Like Kaz it is their time of the year
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