Have a dog that is built for cold and loves the snow? Dog mushing can be a great way challenge him or her. Mushing basically involves a dog pulling something over the snow. It could be a sled or cart on runners, toboggan or person on skis. Dog sledding and skijoring are a couple of ways to have fun mushing your dog in the snow.
Northern breeds like the snow and cold: Alaskan Huskies, Siberian Huskies, Akitas, Malamutes, Samoyeds, Chinooks, St. Bernards. BUT any dog that loves to pull and take the weather are great candidates for these activities.
If you have kids and a dog or two, you probably have a lot of energy running through your household. Take advantage of the fact that both your dogs and kids love playing and games. Teach your kids how to play with the dog, and then encourage your kids to play games with the dog for a good time and exercise for both. Here are a few ideas for dog games for kids.