When the snow starts to fall, the dogs start to play. After cabin fever sets in, a good romping in the backyard snow is all a dog craves. But how should dog owners protect their pets from the elements? When Walton, Kentucky, becomes a winter wonderland, Canine Companion Training and Boarding Center owner and dog obedience training expert Wayne Fields and dog kennel director Sheri Sipple take extra steps to make sure the pets in their doggy day care center are safe and comfortable.
  • Keep Fido Inside: Even if your dog is normally an outside dog, keep them inside during freezing months. When they do go outside, protect them from the bitter cold with a sweater. A longer coat can help keep them warm, too, so don’t shave your dog during winter. When they’re inside, make sure they have a cozy place to sleep. The dog kennel at the Canine Companion Training and Boarding Center is climate controlled, so your pup will always be comfortable.
  • Winterproof Your Pup’s Paws: Dogs staying at the Canine Companion Training and Boarding Center are walked daily. When it’s cold and icy outside, paw pads can dry and crack. Salt on sidewalks can also be harsh on paws. Apply a protective balm before going on a walk. Afterwards, wipe their paws with a warm washcloth and apply another layer of balm. Good dog grooming after walks is important to prevent ice and salt from accumulating between the pads. Another good — and cute — option is dog boots.
  • Check The Food Bowl And Water Dish. The pets staying in the dog kennel at the Canine Companion Training and Boarding Center are closely monitored, which is good because dogs need more food and water during the winter months. More food will give them the energy they need to stay warm, and more water will prevent their skin from drying. There is never an empty water bowl at the Canine Companion Training and Boarding Center.

Owners whose pets stay at the dog kennel at Canine Companion Training and Boarding Center can be sure their pets will be safe and well cared for — especially during the winter months. In addition to dog boarding, the center also offers dog grooming and dog obedience training. For more information on dog boarding, or any of the services the Canine Companion Training and Boarding Center offers, visit their website or call (859) 356-6457 today.