Last Friday I talked about hydration and how important it is for both your human and you.
With my heavy Chessie coat I don’t do well in the hot weather that starts in April and May and continues through October here at the shore.
My Humans had some business to take care of and stopped at this little waterfront place for lunch. There were several dogs there with their owners, all short haired but suffering with the heat.
One little fellow was drinking water from a bowl. No my Human only caught this Great Dane on her cell phone.
Just think twice before you take your dog with you on warm days. Remember, we’re wearing coats we can’t remove.
The same goes for boating on sunny warm days. Dark coated dogs heat up more quickly than those with light colored coats. We can’t change into light colored clothing like you can.
Below I’m practicing my whistle sit.
Obedience practice is mentally stimulating and many exercises can be practiced indoors on really hot days. Do weaves around chairs, practice some of the strengthening exercises Slim Doggy has shown us. Try scent training and hide and seek games.
Y’all come back now!