I bought him a really long leash that is actually a horse lead. It's made from the same material as regular dog leashes, and it has a very sturdy clip on the end (after all, it's meant to be strong enough for a horse!) The leash is 30 feet long, and that allows him a lot of leash to go do his sniffing and exploring without dragging me all over the place on a regular 6 foot leash. I use the 6 foot one at night when it's dark, but in the daytime, I use the long lead.
The snow fell all day yesterday, some overnight, and it's still going - over 6 inches now, probably 8 or so. I'll be taking that orange "puppy" for a ride later, but I'm waiting until the snow stops. One of the good things about living out in a rural area is that nobody complains when your driveway isn't cleared immediately upon snowfall, and there are no sidewalks to clear.
The other great thing about living rurally (and working from home) is that you can take your dog for walks in the pasture while wearing your fleece penguin "onesie" pajamas, and nobody sees or cares.
Another necessary part of the attire for dog walking in the snow, is a chicken hat. If you don't have one, you should. And you should buy one from my Etsy shop! Unfortunately, I haven't had much time for crocheting lately, so you'll have to wait until I get some made before you can buy one!
So once you're all ready in your jammies and chicken hat, you take your dog for a walk, or in Jet's case, a run. I really tried to keep up with him with the camera, but he's fast! In any case, here's a video of Jet on his morning run. Enjoy!
After a good run, a little energy food might be needed. It's always good to lick out the empty peanut butter jar. Nom nom nom.
And then, finally, we rest. (well, one of us rests, and the other one starts her work for the day!)