How To Keep Your Dog Entertained, Exercised, and Safe This Winter

a small dog in boots and a coat walking in the snow

As winter approaches, many of us love to be bundled up indoors. However, that doesn’t mean our dogs do! It’s important that your dog still gets out to exercise, play, and let out their energy. Below are some tips to ensure your pup is happy this winter!

Protect Those Paws

When going for walks outside, snow, ice, and salt can damage your dogs’ paws. To help, invest in a pair of dog booties or some paw salve to protect their paws!

Tip: Some paw salves also work on noses, which can also get dry in the colder months!


There are many ways to provide enrichment to your pup- from games to feeding toys! Just like humans, dogs need stimulation to ensure they do not go stir-crazy! Providing these outlets via enrichment allows your dog to exercise their brain and release some pent-up energy. While enrichment is amazing, and should be integrated each day- sometimes your pet needs more, which is why we recommend….

Doggie Daycare

At the end of the day, doggie daycare is a great option for any season. Even if it’s a few days a week while you work, your pup will thank you! There are many benefits of doggie daycare, especially for the cold months when you may not have it in you to play outside with your dog. At Bark U, we have over 7,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas, including enrichment activities, pools, tunnels, and playgrounds. We also offer additional services, like extra enrichment and KONG toys!

Bark U has been in business for six years- with years of prior experience caring for each dog as if it is our own! Our professionals love dogs, and are also trained in pet safety, animal behavior, and socialization! We make sure your dog is comfortable and has fun!

Our entire staff is first aid and CPR certified, so you can rest easy knowing your pup is safe.

If you’re interested in having your dog enroll in Bark U – Register here and request a temperament assessment. To learn more about our other services, visit us online or call us at 215-486-2200 today!