Activities For Dogs In Nevada On Hot Days

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Introduction

A hot day in Nevada can be very steamy, with temperatures sometimes rising above 100 degrees. On hot days in the state, it can be uncomfortable to spend time outdoors, particularly in the middle of the day. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to ensure your pup gets the physical and mental activity that they need without either of you overheating or feeling miserable. Whether indoors at your home or elsewhere in the state, or keeping cool with water, you will find that keeping active and refreshed in the state of Nevada is possible for you and your pup!

Carson River Park

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Hot Day
Cheap
Easy
2 hrs
Items needed
Leash
Doggy Life Vest
Doggy Waste Bags
Treats
Water
Ball or Frisbee
Activity description
Located in Carson City,  Carson River Park is a 40-acre park located along the river. At the park, your pup can be off-leash at all times, where they can walk alongside you on granite walking paths, hang out with you while you fish, run and play, and even take a dip in the river to cool off. There is a river ramp for non-motorized watercraft; bring along a kayak or canoe and take your pooch for a ride! The Carson River Park is a wonderful place to spend time with your pup while ensuring they (and you) have the option to cool off. 
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Plan your visit
First, you will want to plan your visit to Carson River Park. You may just plan to take your pooch for a quick walk, or want to bring a kayak or canoe for a ride on the river with your special friend. You may choose to go earlier in the day to avoid the highest temperatures or decide to go when the day is at its hottest in order to cool off in the river.
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Pack the essentials
Once you have a plan, you will want to pack what you need for your adventure. Make sure to bring a leash - even though the park is off-leash, you will want to be able to have the option to keep your pooch leashed if necessary. If planning to kayak or canoe, you will need to bring your watercraft and possibly a life jacket for your dog. Make sure to bring drinking water for you and your dog (it is important to keep hydrated) as well as some treats, which will be helpful for rewarding and if necessary distracting your pup. If your dog enjoys a game of fetch you can bring a ball or a frisbee. A picnic lunch for you may also be fun to take along!
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Enjoy your park adventure
Once you are packed you can head to the park! Keep your dog on their leash while in the parking area to ensure their safety. When you are inside the park, you can let your pooch off-leash and the two of you can enjoy some outdoor activity together. If taking a walk, make sure to stop frequently to offer your pup water; this is very important in hot weather. If you choose to kayak or canoe with your pal, don't tie them to the boat; should it tip over, your pooch can get stuck. When you are ready to leave the park, put your dog back on their leash, return to the car, and turn on the air conditioning!
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Private Pool Time

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Hot Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Kiddie Pool
Activity description
On a hot day in Nevada your pup will enjoy going for a swim. You can easily make that happen for your pooch by purchasing a kiddie pool and filling it with water. Choose a shady spot for the pool and set up a chair for yourself. You can relax and enjoy watching your canine companion frolic in the water or just relax in the pool while they cool off.  The pool can be an activity on its own or a way for your pup to cool off after spending some time in the heat.
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Purchase a kiddie pool
Finding a kiddie pool for your pup should not be too difficult. They can typically be found at discount stores or toy stores. The pools come in a variety of sizes; the size you choose will depend on the size of your dog. For a small dog, a small pool may offer plenty of room to play, while a larger dog will require a larger pool to stretch out in.
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Scout the yard
Once you have the pool, you have to find a place for it. You may have numerous options or just one place where it will work. Ideally, seek a place with shade, as that will help you remain cool as you watch your dog have a blast in their new pool. Being in a shady spot will make it easier for you and your pup to remain outside longer.
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Pool play
Once you have found a place for the pool and have filled it up, let your dog check it out at their own pace. Depending on whether or not they have spent time in water, they may feel comfortable immediately or need time to check it out before jumping right in. Some canines need a little encouragement; put a favorite toy in the pool as incentive for trying it out. Your dog may romp and play in the pool or just sit in it and enjoy the cool water. As for you, you can watch your pup or get right into the pool with them!
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Puzzle Toy

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Hot Day
Cheap
Normal
15 - 30 min
Items needed
Puzzle Toy
Treats or Kibble
Activity description
On a hot day, when it is hard to get motivated to go outside, offer your pup a puzzle toy. A puzzle toy is a usually made of hard plastic or rubber; you can place a treat or some kibble in the toy and give it to your buddy to enjoy. They will then have to figure out how to manipulate the toy in order to get the food out. A puzzle toy is a stimulating way for your pup to get a physical and mental workout and you will likely enjoy watching your pooch try to figure it out!
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Choose the fun
There are different types of puzzle toys available for your pup; do some research online or experts at your local pet store can provide you with information on the different options. Some puzzle toys, like the Kong, can be filled with dog-safe peanut butter or something sticky, while others will have holes where the kibble or treats that you put in the toy can be released. Choose one, or several, that you think may be fun for your dog.
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Fill it up with goodies
Once you have the toy, you can fill it up as instructed. Some pet parents choose to feed their pup by way of the puzzle toy, which will help prevent overeating or eating too fast. Once you fill up the puzzle toy, you can present it to your pup. If your dog is new to puzzle toys, there may be some confusion at first. Don't worry; your clever buddy will quickly figure out the objective!
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Play time!
Once you hand over the puzzle toy to your pup, you can watch them work to figure it out. The puzzle toy will catch your canine's interest as they attempt to work the food or treats out of the toy. This will take concentration and persistence on the part of your pup, which will keep their mind and body busy!
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Give Your Pup A Bath

When temperatures are high, it is a good time to give your special pal a bath. Even pups that don't enjoy bath time may be a bit more open to it, as getting wet can feel good when it is hot out! Baths can take place indoors our outdoors and offer the chance for you and your pup to spend some quality time together. All you will need is water and dog shampoo and maybe a treat for after you finish bathing your canine companion! An extra benefit to a bath when it is hot out is that you won't have to worry about your pup's wet fur causing them to be chilly!

Shop At Bass Pro Shops

Shopping is not a bad way to spend time with your pup when temperatures are high; you can stay cool together while you hunt for the items that you need or just look for things you are interested in. There are multiple Bass Pro Shops locations in the state of Nevada and dogs are welcome to shop with their humans. You and your pooch can explore the store and look at the variety of supplies they offer for outdoor recreation, fishing, camping boating, hunting, dog training and more. Even if you don't need anything, Bass Pro Shops is a fun place for you and your pup to spend time!

Khoury's Fine Wine And Spirits

On a very hot day in Nevada, being in an air-conditioned place is particularly appealing. Khoury's Fine Wine and Spirits is an interesting spot to check out.  You can shop for specialty wines, craft beers and small-batch spirits while remaining cool. Your canine companion is welcome to join you at the inside tables as well as the areas outside the store. The establishment offers eight wines by the glass and eleven rotating beers on tap. You can enjoy a beverage while you shop or sit and relax with your pup. 

Conclusion

A hot day in Nevada does not mean that you and your pup can't have some fun together. There are many opportunities, both inside and outdoors, for you and your canine companion to keep busy, spend time together and keep cool on the hottest of days in Nevada. You and your four-legged buddy can discover new things and fresh interests and the activity you engage in will help your pup keep out of trouble. With challenging and fun activities available to you and your pup, there is no need to dread a hot day in the state.