Many people adore the fall, and it’s easy to see why. Fall brings a slight chill in the air that you can still beat with a jacket, beautiful foliage, and all kinds of fun festivities, including Halloween and Thanksgiving. Our canine companions tend to love the arrival of autumn too. Engaging your pet in training during the fall is an excellent idea because they can be more receptive to lessons
But why do dogs and puppies love the fall season so much? Discover the different reasons why your dog or puppy is fond of the fall by continuing below.
Dogs Like the Cooler Weather
Since the start of the fall season, you may have noticed that your dog or puppy has become more energetic. That’s not a coincidence. According to the American Kennel Club, many dog breeds struggle with the heat of the other seasons..
Unsurprisingly, many long-haired breeds dislike the warmer seasons because they have a harder time staying comfortable. The brachycephalic breeds are also not too fond of warm weather because it can make their breathing more difficult.
If you’re looking for a trainer to work with your dog, you should probably wait until the fall to hire one. Otherwise, the heat could have adverse effects on their training sessions.
You should also check on your pet if it seems like their attitude towards the seasons shifting to autumn has changed. Some dogs who dislike the fall climate feel that way because they are plagued with chronic health conditions. Take your pet to the veterinarian to see if their new fall attitude has anything to do with an underlying medical issue.
Dogs Get More Time Outside
The cooler weather isn’t just helpful for keeping your dog or puppy comfortable. It can also be the reason why they’re allowed to stay outside longer.
Going on long walks with your dog during the warm months is frequently unadvisable because of the increased temperatures of pavement. You may fail to notice something’s wrong with your pet until they are already experiencing symptoms from the heat.
Heat stroke and other health emergencies related to the warm weather stop becoming threats during fall weather. Thanks to that, your dog can have more fun playing outside.
Dogs Don’t Have to Deal With as Many Allergens
Walking outside when the weather’s warm and sunny can be an enjoyable experience. However, your pleasant day can quickly be ruined by the emergence of allergens. Pollen and other particles that float through the spring and summer breeze can be irritants that cause sneezing fits, watery eyes, and itchiness.
Of course, we are not the only ones who have to deal with those irritants. Those allergens also impact our pets. When they do, it takes away some of the enjoyment of being outside.
Allergens don’t completely disappear during the fall, but they are at lower levels. You and your pet can take a stroll outside and be likely not to be bothered by them.
Fall is quite popular among the canine population for some very good reasons. Make sure you take advantage of it by spending more time with your pet!
Are you ready to hire a dog trainer to work with your dog this autumn? Tailored Pet Services’ dog trainer Cathy is here to help! Visit our dog training page for more information: