Minnesota's lakes are not just great for a swim; you can also take out a kayak or canoe and paddle the waters with your canine pal. Your dog can join you on your watercraft and should either of you feel too hot, it is easy enough to cool off in water. Before taking your dog out on the water in a kayak or canoe, make sure to give your dog a chance to get comfortable with either one. You can do this by placing it on the ground and allowing your pup to check it out. Once your dog has had the opportunity to do so, and appears to be comfortable with it, you can get out on the water. Make sure that your pup is wearing a harness or life vest, in case you have to pull him out of the water at any point in your adventure!
On hot days, it can feel to uncomfortable for you and your dog to take a walk when the sun is out. That being the case, you can plan ahead and go on a walk with your pup early in the morning or later in the evening, as the sun is rising or setting. A walk during either of these times will offer some light without the heat of the sun making the temperature unpleasant. You and your pup will enjoy the peace and quiet of the early or late hour along with the chance to spend time with one another.
Let’s face it; when the weather is hot it can be hard to motivate yourself to be active. You can give in to that laziness while still spending time with your canine companion. There are plenty of coffee shops and cafes that offer dog friendly patios. When the weather is warm you can take your pooch for some down time while you enjoy a cold drink. Many of these places will provide water on the patio for dogs and even dog biscuits. While you and your dog are relaxing you will have the chance to spend time with one another outdoors, without being overwhelmed by the heat.