It’s about 36 degrees here at the moment- cold but not unbearable- and is supposed to be in the 20s tomorrow. (Fahrenheit I should add for non U.S. Dopers.) I always dread walking my dogs when it dips below freezing and they usually get fewer than their customary leash walks and more “back yard” time and “set down training pads for accidents” time.
In Alabama there’s usually a dozen sub-freezing nights per year and rarely are more than 2 consecutive and even then the days will often be warm. While walking them earlier this evening though I just started wondering: how do dog owners in places like Maine or the U.S./Canadian midwest or Scandinavia or other places where it gets absolutely frigid or snow covered in winter sometimes for several consecutive days deal with this? Presumably nobody walks them during a blizzard, but how about just, say, a week long period snow and ice and single freezing temperatures? Do you just bundle up and bite the bullet and take them out, or do you paper train them, or… what exactly?
More GQ perhaps but I’ll IMHO since I’m sure there’ll be different answers.