Activities For Dogs In Hawaii On Hot Days

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Introduction

There are many nice things about Hawaii, also known as Paradise.  One of the things people do not have to worry about is unpredictable weather.  Hawaii is pleasant year-round and maintains similar temperatures throughout the seasons.  Despite the consistency of the climate, days can still get warm and dog owners vacationing or living in Hawaii need to watch out for their dog's health while soaking in the tropical sun and warm waters. There are some wonderful activities dog owners can engage in on hot Hawaiian days that allow them to bond with their dog and enjoy the beauty the islands have to offer.  The weather is very manageable, just as long as you're not dealing with any volcanic activities.

Go for a Hike

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Water and bowl
Sunscreen
Bug spray
Activity description
Hawaii is home to some of the most beautiful hikes in the South Pacific.  The foliage is thick and offers plenty of coverage from the sun's rays.  You can find shade and cooler air under the tropical canopies, making this a great activity on a hot day.  It's best to avoid hikes during a rainstorm because the Hawaiian earth is often smooth, like clay, and may be too slippery for you and your dog.  Water also moves quickly through the forest.  Make sure you grab your dog's leash, some water, and the bug spray for these hikes.
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Chose a hike
There are several hikes on all of the Hawaiian islands. Plan your hike and know where your trailhead is. You also need to know how far your hike is and the type of terrain. Hawaii is made up of a group of islands that formed from volcanic activities. The volcanic activity gives the islands many different characteristics, including quick elevation changes.
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Grab your gear
Your dog's leash is one of two very important things you need to bring with you on any hike. The second is water, for both you and your dog. You will need a water bowl as well. Most pet stores and sporting goods stores have collapsible bowls that clip to your belt loops. Sunscreen and bug spray are also important for hiking in Hawaii. Get some bug spray that is safe to use on your dog too.
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Monitor your dog's activity
Hot day Hawaiian hikes can sneak up on you and your dog. The canopy is cool, but you can overheat if you are not careful. Unlike you, your dog cannot say when they start to feel uncomfortable so you will have to monitor their activities and any changes in their behavior. If you notice fatigue, over panting, red gums, or if your dog collapses, you need to end your hike and take care of your dog.
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Beach Time

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Sunny Day
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Easy
2 hrs
Items needed
Sand boots
Leash
Frisbee or ball
Beach towel and gear
Activity description
Heading to the water is a great option on a hot Hawaiian day.  You can visit the beach in just about any weather conditions though rainy days are probably not the best days for beach going.  Going to the beach with your dog is inexpensive as you need the basics, like a towel or blanket, sand booties for your dog, a ball or Frisbee, and a leash.   Water and snacks are always a good idea too.  Be sure to respect other beach goers as well as the natural beauty of the beach. Clean up after your pup and make sure that they are well behaved.
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Find a dog friendly beach
Not all beaches are dog-friendly or can accommodate a happy pup as they frolic in the sand, chasing waves. Find a quiet beach space that allows your dog to run off the leash with you as you play in the sand and water. Check the hours and know how much the fees are for dogs, if applicable.
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Grab your gear
A day at the beach calls for your beach gear. You need towels, blankets, coolers with goodies, balls, Frisbees, a beach umbrella, and sunscreen. However, you also need to grab your dog's leash and sand booties. The Hawaiian sand is hot and and can quickly burn the bottoms of both your feet and your dog's paws. The hottest part of the beach is always the farthest from the water as well so set up camp close to the water.
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Set up camp and play
Once you get to the beach, find an open spot close to the water to set up your beach camp. You will have to know when and where the tide comes in to know the best spot for an all-day beach camp; however, it is important to be close to the water. The sand is not as hot closer to the water, and your dog will be able to run around without their boots. Once set up, let your dog have fun and engage with a ball or Frisbee. Always keep a careful eye on your dog as they play in the water and around other people.
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Day at the Park

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Water and bowl
Frisbee, ball
Activity description
There are many dog parks on the Hawaiian islands, though Oahu will have the majority of them.  This is because Oahu is the most populated of the islands.  If you're not going on a hike or heading to the beach, a day at the dog park is another great option.  You can take your dog to the dog park in almost any weather condition at any time of the year in Hawaii.  Be sure to grab your dog's leash and water bowl.  This is also a great activity to do with a friend and their dog.
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Pick a park
Get off your couch and do your research to find an off-the-leash dog park to bring your pal to for the day. A hot Hawaiian day means you want to find a dog park with access to the water. Many parks have splash pads or other watering down features to help you keep your dog cool in the heat. Make sure you include these options in your Hawaiian hot days dog park search.
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Grab Your dog's stuff
Anytime you are taking your dog outside; you must keep them on their leash until you get to your secured location. Other items you want to bring with you to the dog park are a ball, Frisbee, or another toy that your dog can chase after. Hopefully, you will have already found a dog park that offers water, but if not, you should always have water backup for your dog.
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Invite friends and meet up
The dog park is a social place for your dog. Socialization is an important aspect of a healthy dog. If your dog loves the company of certain other friend's dogs, invite them to join you. The dogs can play together with their people and enjoy the change of pace with good friends.
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More Fun Ideas...

Find the Dog-Friendly Patios

Many restaurants today have dog-friendly patios where you can bring Fido to have a meal.  A quick search or asking your other dog friends will quickly bring up some great meet up spaces for you and your dog to relax.

Get Away

Many hotels on the Hawaiian islands accommodate pets and have nearby and on-site pet activities.    These include green areas for walks and "barkeries" that have baked goods made for your dog.

Conclusion

Hawaii is a paradise, but even Paradise can get hot.  Whether you're living on the islands or just visiting, you can find many activities to do on a hot Hawaiian day to stay cool and keep your best friend safe.  Like anywhere else that experiences heat waves, you must monitor your dog's activities to prevent heat exhaustion.  Remember, they can't easily express how they feel, so they rely on you to have a good time and stay safe.