The short version - they don't.
Longer version:
Considering that I had to help the mail carrier dig her SUV out after it went off our driveway yesterday, I figured that I'd spend a little bit of time to clear out at least part of the driveway (I have at least 200 ft. to do). The dogs came out with me to help, of course.

Pan: Hmmm, what's that thing? I MUST smell it. Especially while mommy is pushing it around on the ground. Aaack! It makes noise (scraping against the driveway). Run away, run away from the eeevil shovel.

Khan: Silly mommy, why would anyone want to get rid of snow? (Gives me The Look)
Pan: Ooh, I must play. Right where mommy is shoveling. Lemme bark in the scary, hairy beast's ear and see if he'll cooperate.

Much wrestling ensues.
Me: Guys, get out of the way! You're not helping!

Khan: Fine! I'll just curl up right here, right where you're shoveling.

Me: Khan man, move it or lose it!
Khan eluctantly moves. Immediately curls back up in the middle of my flower bed. Since I wasn't shoveling there, I decide to let it go.

Pan: I'll bet mommy loooves kisses right about now. Slobber, slobber, slobber.
Me: Pan dog, not on my glasses!
Pan: Fine! I'll just chase my tail. Proceeds to twirl around right where I am shoveling.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
I was out there for about 2 1/2 hours. This, right after we came back from our shortish (2 miles today, I hate crashing through crusty snow and having to pick up my knees constantly) walk.
About the only good thing about shoveling so much is that I got a really good workout out of it, and can probably afford to eat Bonbons all day.
Suja
The short version - they don't.

silly Suja. the term "snow plowing," when applied to dogs, isn't to be taken literally. HTH!
Lather, rinse, repeat.

sounds like you did a good job of entertaining them. or vice versa. i'm afraid i would've been too busy laughing at them to get much work done.
About the only good thing about shoveling so much is that I got a really good workout out of it, and can probably afford to eat Bonbons all day.

gee, thanks, now you've got me craving sweets and i have no sugar in the house to make anything with. waaah! i want butterscotch pudding!!

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silly Suja. the term "snow plowing," when applied to dogs, isn't to be taken literally. HTH!

While I was shoveling, I was giving serious thought to putting 'snow plow' on cue. The hairy beast might as well earn his keep every once in a blue moon.
sounds like you did a good job of entertaining them. or vice versa. i'm afraid i would've been too busy laughing at them to get much work done.

I was really trying to focus. With 10 acres to play in (my neighbors are in Florida, WAAAH!), they have to do it right in front of my feet. Or my shovel.
gee, thanks, now you've got me craving sweets and i have no sugar in the house to make anything with.

You are most welcome :-) I've resisted the urge to eat Bonbons and have been eating dried mango slices instead. Maybe a Rugulah or two are in order.
Suja
The short version - they don't. Longer version: Considering that I had to help the mail carrier dig her SUV ... the driveway (I have at least 200 ft. to do). The dogs came out with me to help, of course.

Two dogs are soo much more fun than one, especially when they are "helping."

Dylan and Oppie attack the snow shovel. Hard enough to lift it when it's full, never mind when one or two dogs is clamped onto it, growling and trying to pry it loose from your hands. And they whine soo miserably when I, in desperation, shut them in the house.
FurPaw

Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.

To reply, unleash the dog.
Yala loves to try and catch anything you throw. Including weeds and, yes, snow. So shoveling snow means you've got a dog crouching next to you ready to attack every single flake of snow you shovel... When she gets hyper enough she might even grab the shovel or bark if you aren't shoveling fast enough. Luckily she doesn't really do it much to me, because I get really *** off at her. But if someone makes the huge mistake of laughing at her the first times... well she then thinks it means playtime.

Rosa
While I was shoveling, I was giving serious thought to putting 'snow plow' on cue. The hairy beast might as ... meant it was time for Darcy to stand aside and catch and kill every single scoop thrown in her direction.

In a serious helping snow mode, though, in the same location before we had a dozer or snow blower, we packed in to our house up our switchback driveway of 1/4 mile uphill. When it was very deep, Champ would go ahead of us and break the trail which made a huge difference in our struggling through freshly fallen snow of 2-3 feet. Darcy, being the more intelligent of the two, made sure she followed behind us so as to avail herself of less work.
Terri
You are most welcome :-) I've resisted the urge to eat Bonbons and have been eating dried mango slices instead. Maybe a Rugulah or two are in order.

i couldn't stand it anymore, so yesterday afternoon i dug myself out, braved the scary 1/2 lane road, and went into town to get ice cream (mm!), lactaid, and furnace filters. it was all your fault.

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