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North Face Ski Jackets: Tips For Taking Your Dog Snowshoeing With You

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Winter months find once-crowded hiking trails peaceful and often covered in snow and perfect for snowshoeing. Just because there's snow on the ground doesn't mean that you have to leave your four-legged friend behind when you're snowshoeing. Snowshoeing with your dog is a great way to spend time with your dog while getting them the exercise they need to stay healthy and happy. Today we've got some tips on staying safe and comfortable when snowshoeing with your dog in your North Face ski jacket.

If you have a small dog, it should always wear a jacket when out snowshoeing with you. If your dog is larger, depending on how much fur it has, it may not need one. Whether they're wearing a jacket or not, take note and feel your dog's body multiple times throughout your trip to make sure they're warm enough.

If your dog is wearing a jacket, make sure that it isn't restricting its movement, chafing, or not too loose that their feet could get caught up in it and trip them.

Use a foot balm that is safe for dogs or put little boots on their feet so that ice and snow doesn't stick to their feet and pads. Check your dogs feet often if they aren't wearing shoes to make sure that there isn't a buildup of ice or snow on their foot pads.

If it's possible, have your dog hike behind the snowshoeing group so that they can walk in the packed snowshoe track. This will ensure that they don't tire too quickly.