Posted by: ontheballk9trng | May 27, 2010

It’s getting hot out there. Keep your dog safe and enjoy the Summer!

The weather is warming up, school is coming to an end & Summer time is almost here. Time to go out and enjoy your dog. Here are some tips to make your Summer more enjoyable with your dog.

  • Avoid overheating your dog. If your dog is slowing down, looking for a cool place to rest, or is reluctant to engage in activities, this could be a sign that they are getting too hot. If your dog gets over heated, move him to a cool area, wet him down with cool water, and get him to a vet. 
  • Make sure that your dogs has access to fresh water and lots of shade.  Kiddie pools are also another great way for your dog to keep cool.
  • Be careful your pup doesn’t get sunburn. Dogs with hairless areas or white fur on their noses and ears are prone to sunburn.
  • Take your dog for walks in the early morning or late afternoon when it’s as hot outside. Dogs who aren’t use to hot pavement can burn their paws.
  • Don’t allow your dog to swim unattended. If you have a pool make sure your dog know how to get out of the pool by going to the steps. If you are going to take your dog out on a boat, make sure you have trained him to get back on board if he jumps off for a swim. Also be careful about letting your dog jump into the water when a boat is running.
  • Be careful, when gardening, on the type of mulch you use. Some are using shells of spent coco beans which can be toxic. Check the mulch’s ingredients list to be sure it’s canine friendly.
  • Remember if you are uncomfortable in the heat, your dog is probably uncomfortable too.

Get out and enjoy your dog this Summer!

On The Ball K9 Training offers Reliable Training for the Real World so you can get out with your dog and have fun. Contact us for a FREE demonstration and evaluation with your dog. 

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Gardening Guru, celticdiva (Linda). celticdiva (Linda) said: RT @gardeningguru: It’s getting hot out there. Keep your dog safe and enjoy the Summer! http://bit.ly/dhM0iw […]

  2. Great tips thanks.


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