Activities For Dogs In Idaho On Cold Days

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Introduction

Idaho is a state known for its rugged mountains and beautiful scenery. It also has a few cities that are considered crowning jewels. Throughout the country, most dog owners are met with open arms. It is indeed a dog-friendly state. There are ample outdoor activities to enjoy with your dog even if the weather is a bit brisk or chilly. You can both don a coat and still appreciate the breathtaking beauty of the Gem State. In fact, some dogs prefer to head outdoors on a cold day as opposed to a hot, summer outing. Remember, most canines are already sporting a fur coat, so the cold doesn't bother them very much.

Plane Ride

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2 hrs
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Doggy waste bags
Leash and Collar
Activity description
Idaho is a lovely state, and it is even more awe-inspiring from the air. Imagine flying across the blue skyline with your beloved pet. Some dogs love car rides, and some also like planes. With Brooke Sea Plane you can book a flight for both you and your pooch. The trip will take you and your trusty canine across Coeur D'Alene, the Bitter Root Mountains, and Saint Joe and Spokane rivers. To ride on the plane, your pooch must be under 20 pounds and remain well-behaved on the flight. The hours of operation are daily from 10 am to 5 pm. 
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Boarding
Most dogs are perfectly calm when boarding the plane. They usually do not see it as being much different than a car. However, if your pooch starts to balk when boarding offer words of encouragement to let your hesitant pup know it's going to be okay. You will be required to sit down on the plane and strap yourself in. Place your dog in your lap or on the seat beside you. Keep your pooch's leash on for the entire trip because if you should hit turbulence, you will want to have control of your canine.
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Take off
During take off your dog might spook a bit but continue to offer words of encouragement. Pat your dog and talk in a soothing voice. If your pooch starts to salivate excessively then the animal might be motion sick. Ask for a vomit bag to hold under your dog's mouth just in case they should become sick. Most dogs do not get plane sick if they do not suffer from carsickness.
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Landing
During the landing process, some dogs become afraid of the feeling of shifting down. If your dog displays uneasiness then offer words of encouragement and kindness. You can also pat the dog to relieve stress. Speak with a gentle tone and look them in the eye to convey security.
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Wine Tasting

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3 hrs
Items needed
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Activity description
Ste. Chapelle is a lovely vineyard located in Southwestern Idaho along the Snake River Valley. It is the largest winery in the state. The tasting room is truly breathtaking. It was inspired by a Gothic chapel. Ste. Chapelle is open seven days a week. Well behaved pets are welcome on a leash. During the winter months, the vineyard is truly lovely and well worth a visit. If you would like to spend an afternoon learning about Idaho winemaking and partake of a few tasting with your furry sidekick, then a visit to this acclaimed winery and vineyard makes a great adventure.
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Arrival
When you first arrive at the vineyard be sure to put a leash on your dog. If you have a small dog who willingly rides in a pet stroller then you can also place your pet into the stroller and explore the grounds. Keep your pet quiet and ensure that they act in a calm manner so that they do not disturb the other guests.
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Exploring
The vineyard is lovely even on a cold day. Be sure to take some time to walk around and view the picturesque scenery with your canine companion. You will definitely want to take a few photos of the unique tasting room.
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Tasting
A trip to a vineyard is never complete without ducking in the warm and cozy tasting room to sample some of the outstanding wines produced by Ste Chapelle. If the day is not too cold, you can sit outdoors on the lovely patio that overlooks the Snake River Valley and enjoy a glass of wine while you relax.
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Explore a Brewery

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If you want to escape into a warm establishment on a cold winter day, head for the Laughing Dog Brewery in Ponderay, Idaho. The brewery always welcomes dogs. In fact, they often host numerous events for animal organizations. Your dog is welcome as long as they are kept on a leash and remain well-behaved. This is a good outing for working on your dog's social etiquette; however, do not attempt it unless your pup knows how to behave well very well when away from home. The entire brewery focuses on their love and appreciation of beer and canines. Its a fun place to spend an hour or two with your furry companion. You can enjoy one of the frothy brews, try out their taproom, and even shop for Laughing Dog Brewery items.
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Keep your dog close
When you first arrive there might be a wait for a seat. Be patient as the brewery is a popular establishment. Also, don't be surprised if numerous patrons have their trusty pooches with them. The entire brewery focuses on cold beer and canine companionship.
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Refreshing beverages are in order
If you order a refreshing beverage they will also bring your pooch a cool drink to enjoy. This establishment truly loves all doggy friends so they will most likely bestow a tasty dog treat on your sweet puppy. You can also order food items if you want to enjoy lunch or dinner while drinking a beer.
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Listen to music
The Laughing Dog hosts a variety of live music. If you are in the mood for a cold beer, some yummy food, and a bit of music then check out the establishment's calendar on their Facebook page to see who is playing and when. Don't be surprised if your beloved dog also likes sitting by your side being serenaded by a live band.
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Sun Valley

Beautiful Sun Valley is one of the most dog-friendly places in the United States. It is a must-visit location no matter what the season. You can enjoy hot springs, dog-friendly restaurants, and even resorts that welcome pets. All of the hiking trails are open to dogs. You can choose easy, moderate, or strenuous trails.  The weather in Idaho often changes dramatically so always dress in layers. It might start out a cold morning but by mid-afternoon will be blazing hot. When hitting the trails, always pack water and a water bowl so that your companion can enjoy a bit of refreshment. When hiking, you will have the opportunity to enjoy views of  Bald Mountain and the surrounding Wood River Valley.

Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene is a lovely city located in northern Idaho. It doesn't matter what the season, the beautiful cityscape is ideal for any weather. You can explore the Silver Valley with your dog. Just be sure to put on a coat. The paved trail stretches for an astonishing 72 miles. It runs from Union Pacific Railroad to Plummer and then on to Mullan. The views along the expanse are genuinely stunning. You and your pooch will be able to breathe in the clean and pure mountain air. Why not take a stroll along Lake Coeur d'Alene with your pal? Throughout the region you'll find many dog-friendly trails that you can enjoy on a cold or warm day.

Conclusion

Idaho is a vast state that encompasses hundreds of miles. The southern section of the state is flat and often referred to as a 'high desert,' but the northern area is made up of towering mountains. No matter what area you visit with your dog, there are countless adventures to be enjoyed. Just make sure that you always keep your dog on a leash and remain respectful of others. Throughout the state, you will find miles and miles of trails, lakes, parks, and rivers. The cities, such as Boise and Idaho Falls, are bustling with urban adventures. Many establishments in the cities, such as restaurants and stores, welcome pets.