My puppies prefer to remain outside, even when the weather has taken a turn for the worst, and the Winter time usually isn’t such a big of a deal. The frozen ground brings mud a non-issue, plus I own some fantastic Wintertime clothes plus hats, so normally I am capable of still taking the puppies out for a hike or walk, when spring arrives, however, the situation flips! Suddenly, mud appears everywhere, it’s storming consistently, plus it’s also still pretty frigid out. The puppie still want their walks plus outside time, even though it’s so much more strenuous for us. However, it can be a lot of work to keep them free of dirt. I’ve made several attempts at finding other ways to appeas their exercise needs at home, inside the comfort of my dry, heated apartment use. I got a professional animal trainer to help me train my cats to run on a treadmill. I figured they would still be capable of stretching their legs, however I can care about the Heating plus A/C program I paid so much money for at the same time! When all was said plus done, they still wanted their outside time. It hadn’t matter ed that they weren’t sleepy, they still wanted to go out, then after that, I nearly gave up trying to coax them into to staying inside… Now I just handle the mud plus let everyone do their thing. Whenever the weather is entirely bad, though, I still put them on the treadmill, plus I happily care about my nice Heating plus A/C heated lake house while the puppies run. It at least takes the edge off, plus never requires me to forego my Heating in addition to A/C.