Skijoring is one of the newest trends in winter sports. The name was inspired by the Norwegian word that means “ski driving”. This activity is pretty much like your average cross-country skiing, only that you are being pulled by your dog. For skijoring to work, you need to be harnessed to your dog. Once you are attached, the dog then pulls you. On your end, you use your poles to keep your momentum going. Because of their working and pulling background, Newfoundlands are a great option for skijoring. This activity may be a bit on the expensive side, especially if you are going to do it in a ski resort. However, costs can be reduced if you have your own gear.
Dogs in general are quite fond of the water, whether they have the ability to swim or not. However, there are some specific dog breeds that were innately made for swimming. The Newfoundland is one of these breeds. In fact, their swimming abilities are evident in their physical qualities – Newfies have a waterproof coat and webbed feet. Furthermore, Newfies are known for their impressive lung capacity and a unique swimming style that involves pushing their legs up and down the water. In short, Newfies will have loads of fun in their natural element and will make for great swimming buddies.
When you hear Newfapalooza, you might confuse it with a festival or a gathering of some sort. While not exactly a festival, it does happen to be a gathering - one that involves Newfoundlands! A Newfapalooza is the slang term used to refer to an assembly of Newfies within a certain area. This event usually held a couple of times a year and involves Newfies from all over the city or state meeting up in a specific venue. Here, the Newfies can play and socialize with each other. Owners and enthusiasts can also share stories, details and other information about their dogs.
Ice cream is always a great idea. What’s good about this sweet treat is that dogs can also enjoy it (just the plain vanilla flavor, though!) with you. Ice cream places such as Dairy Queen are usually dog-friendly and have outdoor seating where you and your dog can enjoy your ice cream together.
While it may seem like the Newfoundland is a canine made for outdoor activities, they are actually the exact opposite. Newfies love to stay indoors or anywhere with their owner. They are perfectly content to just lounge by the couch and watch some movies. If you want to add some outdoor fun to your movie date, go to a drive-in movie with your Newfie.
Having a Newfoundland as a pet is a fun experience filled with love and adventure. Newfies have unconditional love for their owners. Moreover, they are quite a versatile breed that is able to take on a variety of adventures. When trying out any of the activity ideas mentioned above, always make sure that your Newfie is safe and is having fun.