Okay so far it has been warm for November and I know that the snow will hit Salt Lake City soon. When it does hit it is easy for us to stop training when we are walking our dogs outside. We get cold and walks might be shorter. Training your dog in the winter is just as important as in the summer and possibly more important with the ice and winter dangers. Below are some solutions.
How do I use the clicker in the winter?
1.) Use your tongue click instead
2.) Use a plastic i-Click
3.) Wear thin gloves and cover them with finger-less gloves. Then put hand warmers between the two layers. This makes it very easy to hold the clicker without getting your hands cold.
How do I give treats with thick gloves on?
1.) Use bigger treats
2.) See #3 above.
My dog pulls me too much and it is icy.
1.) Use a front hook harness
2.) Use a head collar
These are just a few tips for you! If you have questions about any of the training materials above please contact me 🙂 Have a great winter and remember to dress warm and keep your dog warm too!
Johanna Teresi, Professional Trainer and Owner of Four Legged Scholars LLC