Persuade your dog to do his business in the snow

Don't let snow stop your Dachshund from doing his business
Out in his paddock, originally uploaded by ejwines2.

Darwin the Dachshund’s owner writes, “Although Darwin likes to frolic in the snow, he’s not to keen on doing his business outside unless we dig him a paddock.”

As a Canadian who knows a lot about snow, I’d like to recommend you do the clean-up pronto before anything gets frozen to the tundra.

Update: The Oregonian of Portland is reporting on this difficult dog situation:

Lots of dogs are asking themselves the same question right now. It’s especially challenging for all the little dachshunds, Chihuahuas, Yorkies and other “vertically challenged” dogs. For some, the snow in their yards is taller than they are.

What’s an owner to do?

Tips for those who won’t (or can’t) build a poop paddock.