Snowboarding is one of those classic snow sports, right up there with skiing and sledding. Snowboarding is a very popular activity with humans if the X Games and the Winter Olympics are anything to go by, but how much do dogs like to "shred the Gnar" when it's snowing outside? Moreover, what kind of activities can a dog owner who loves to snowboard engage in with their dogs in snowy terrain? Below are a number of activities that all meant to be attempted out in the snow with at least one dog and at least one human. Give these a try the next time you head out snowboarding and your dog is sure to appreciate the change of pace.
Certain dogs have been born and bred to be able to handle the snow with ease; breeds like Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, and Saint Bernards may take to the activities listed above a lot more quickly than a Labrador Retriever or even a German Shepherd. However, we implore you not to get discouraged if your dog doesn't seem to gel with the snow initially. As the old saying goes, "good things come to those who wait," and if you wait for your dog to become acclimated to the weather and terrain of a snowy environment, you'll likely find that they enjoy the snow just as much as a breed that'd be considered a "snow dog."