Activities For Dogs In Kentucky On Cold Days

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Introduction

The Bluegrass State welcomes canines with open arms. It is a dog-friendly state where you and Fido can share some quality time. Even if the weather is cold, you can put on a coat and still enjoy everything that the lovely home of country music has to offer. Throughout the state are many historic cities, outdoor activities, thriving urban areas, and establishments that allow dogs. When visiting the various places, always keep your dog on a leash and respect others. If you are entering a business, then take the time to ask if they are pet-friendly. Kentucky is a lovely state to visit with your furry companion or a great location to call home.

Bed and Breakfast Escape

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Imagine an overnight trip with your beloved canine in a historic bed and breakfast. At the Kuttawa Harbor House located in Kuttawa, pets who are 30 pounds or less are welcome. They do charge an additional $20 for your furry friend, but it is a small price to pay to stay in such a lovely establishment. They have single rooms, suites, and even a private two bedroom with a kitchen. There is also a separate cottage or a waterfront lodge with two bedroom kitchen units that you can rent. All have magnificent water views with lake access for you and your canine companion. 

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Making arrangements
At the Kuttawa Harbor House pets are welcome but you must let them know when you make reservations that you will be bringing your pup with you. Remember, your pet will need to always be well-behaved when visiting the establishment.
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Spending time together
When staying at the Kuttawa Harbor House always keep your pooch on a leash. You do not want your dog to run around the bed and breakfast unattended. Only when you are in the confines of your lovely room can you safely unleash your beloved pooch to spend some quality time together in the room.
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Taking a walk
The historic bed and breakfast is located on a lovely lake where there are numerous walking trails. Even if it is a cold day, you can don a coat and still enjoy the brisk weather while you take a waterfront stroll together along Lake Barkley. Always keep your pooch on a leash when walking the trails.
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Toasty Cabin Rental

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Beautiful Nolin Lake is pristine even on a cold day. You can rent a lovely cabin on the lake with four bedrooms and three full baths that sits right on the lake. It is an ideal getaway for the whole family, furry and human alike. There is even a lovely two tier deck where you can sit and enjoy the lakeside view. The property also has a boat slip if you feel like a bit of fishing with your four-legged buddy. The cabin has a wood burning fireplace that is ideal on a cold evening. There are also numerous games, televisions, and DVDs to keep you occupied. A cabin is a great place for a weekend getaway. 

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Arrival
When you first arrive at your own private cabin you will need to keep your dog on a leash so you can check out the premises. Slowly introduce the dog to every room in the house. If you feel confident that your dog is completely housebroken and will not chew up any items, then you can unleash the dog in the privacy of the cabin. However, if you are unsure of your pooch's behavior you might want to keep them on a leash for the duration of the visit, or ensure that they are at your side the entire stay.
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Take a walk
The lake is lovely and features numerous trails. Even on a cold day, it is a great place to take your dog for a walk. Go for a trek to investigate the sights and smells and soak up some much-needed sunshine. Always keep your dog on a leash when walking the waterfront.
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Boat ride
If you feel like fishing, why not head out from the cabin's private boat slip and do a bit of fishing? If you will be fishing with your dog in a boat then you should put a life vest on them. Even if your dog is a water-loving breed like a Labrador and experienced in the water, a life vest is still a life saving device on a cold day. If your dog should fall into cold water, they could become shocked and not immediately be able to swim. A life vest can save your pooch's life.
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Game Time

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In the heart of Lexington, sits the Arcadium. It is a huge arcade for adults. You can duck in and play a classic arcade game while enjoying a cold brew. However, the best part of the Arcadium is that it allows dogs. The establishment is open seven days a week. It is completely dog-friendly. Many people seek refuge in the warm arcade and brewhouse when the weather turns cold. You can enjoy one of the numerous beers (their beer list is indeed huge) while playing one of your favorite arcade games with Fido sitting next to you.
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Respect others
When you first arrive at the Arcadium you should have your furry companion on a leash. Even though pets are welcome, you should still ask when you enter if it is okay that your dog accompanies you. There will probably be other dogs at the popular hangout when you first arrive. Always be respectful of other owners and their dogs when visiting the location.
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Order up
When you order a refreshing beer or beverage don't forget your pooch. The establishment is normally happy to provide cold water for all canine patrons. Make the request if you think your dog is thirsty and could use a refreshing drink.
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Play a game
Arcade games are fun and they are even more so with your furry friend by your side. However, don't forget your four-legged buddy is sitting beside you as you play. Always keep your dog on a leash next to you and avoid letting your pooch bother other players. Be aware of their needs and wrap up the evening when it is apparent they have had enough.
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Buffalo Distillery Tour

If it is a cold day in Kentucky, why not head to the Buffalo Distillery for a complete tour of the establishment? Located in Frankfort, the distillery welcomes well-behaved dogs. You will have the opportunity to learn how bourbon is made at one of the oldest operating distilleries in Kentucky. It is also one of the most awarded bourbon manufacturing distilleries in the world. There are six distinct tours available. After each trip, you can enjoy a complimentary tasting. The tours last about an hour. You can take photos. Your dog must remain on a leash at all times. Reservations are suggested. Also be sure to tell them that your pal will be accompanying you.

Pet Paws Self Serve Pet Wash

In Lexington, you can head to the Pet Paws Self Serve Pet Wash for some bonding fun with your pooch. At the establishment, you can give Fido a complete doggy makeover. They have waist high bathtubs that are designed just for dogs. There are also many shampoos and conditioners. Don't worry about washing your pooch on a cold day because you can dry their fur using the onsite high-velocity dryers. Grooming your dog is a great bonding experience and a fun activity to enjoy together.  At the Pet Paws Self Serve Pet Wash, you take care of your dog's unique needs yourself. There is no need to hire a groomer when you have all the products necessary to groom your pooch yourself. There are even brushes, combs, and nail clippers to primp your furry friend so that they look terrific.

Conclusion

Kentucky is a lovely state that features four distinct seasons. In the autumn, winter, and spring months the days can become a bit chilly, but if you dress in layers, it is a great time to enjoy the state's many activities with your canine companion. There are many parks, trails, lakes, river,  and other outdoor adventures. Any time you travel with your dog, make sure you clean up after your pet. Also, keep your dog on a leash and do not let them disturb others. Whether you live in Kentucky, or you are just visiting the state for a getaway, you will find ample activities to enjoy with your four-legged buddy.