Winter Ideas for small Active Dogs.
I assume Kilo the Foster Pug did not get out much in his previous homes or has forgotten what winter is like, as his reactions to frost and snow were hilarious on our morning walk. He seemed to think something was nipping him in the grass – he jumped every time he sniffed or stepped. He was pretty keen to cut the walk short and get back inside.
We tried on one of his many beautiful jackets but then he looked like a sad, stuffed sausage and waddled reluctantly, giving me accusing looks, so we went without.
By lunch time, he was very bored, so I decided to take him for another Agility Class at the indoor facility at PawsWay Toronto.
Kilo was a little star (he looks so tiny on the equipment but he has a big heart and no fear). He loved the activities, the positive trainer Mary and the treats. He was able to follow my hand over jumps and through the weave, tunnel and ramps. He was able to lie down in a ring, pose and do several behaviours, even with distractions. We stayed almost an hour and Kilo got great mental and physical exercise. I’ll try to take some action shots and video next week as we will definitely go back.
I have also been trying to interest him in his small disc and games of fetch at home. He really loves playing with toys and chasing things I throw, but he can’t see the point of bringing things back to me yet. He can catch treats but he does not like the texture of even the softer small discs I have tried so far.
I wanted to showcase a few inspirational disc, agility and flyball dogs including new community member Betsy from the UK, as well as Kowboy Fred, Hero, Mabel, Rip, Lottie, Mia, Rev, Remi, Joey, The WoofJocks, The RuffSport Dog Crew, Nishka, Linzy, Rocco, Katrin, Sheby Star and more. We shared some tips on disc or frisbee in a previous post, but any more would be much appreciated.