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I live in Alabama, and I have two beagles who love and expect their daily walks. Usually, winters here are not that cold, but for the past week it's been unbearable to go outside. (Well, by Alabama standards.) I expect it to warm up again soon. Until then, I need to exercise my girls. This question is for you people in cold climates. How do you exercise your beagles when it's too cold to go out to play?
 

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We are have having a good cold spell in the UK at the moment. Our Beagle loves playing in the snow but he won't stay outside any longer than he has to, when he's had enough he comes inside and closes the back door; he seems to be fairly hardy when it comes to the cold and it certainly doesn't seem to be bothering him.

If you can take the cold yourself wrap up warm and go out you'll be fine.
 

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Yeah we tried the walk in the snow and while Starla loved to play in it, in five minutes she was pulling me back to the door to go back inside, shivers and all. When she wants to go outside and it's so unbearably cold (lately here it's been a wind chill of 10-15 below), I will let her poke her head outside and she will soon realize a 45 minute walk may not be a good idea. We usually run track as I call it. We create a clear pathway in our house, the length of our house and she will just run and run and run until she is exhausted. Plenty of games of fetch and catch on those days too. I should also note that she has learned the term raining from the time she was a puppy...instead of confusing her with snowing we just say it's raining any time the weather is inclement, and she knows that it's going to be an inside exercise day.
 

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Yep, freezing here too. Fortunately, for us anyway, the beags don't like being out in it for too long. They get shorter versions of their walks and sometimes just business trips outside.
They are fine with it and keep each other occupied inside. We play with them too


They do like the snow and when they run around in that for awhile it tires them out more quickly.

I just wanted to add a note of caution with the treadmill, it does require training to get them use it without getting hurt. Our guys don't like the noise so we don't even try it with them.
 
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