The long-awaited summer has finally arrived! You’ve been waiting for it for so long, dreaming of the day when you and your best furry friend would finally roam the parks and forests without the pesky snow or rain getting in your way. But, somehow, you always forget that the scorching heat is not as whimsical as you imagine it to be – you find yourself searching for a shade, sweating profusely, and becoming one with the air conditioner. Don’t be a drag, and look at the phenomenal, fun activities we have in store for you! You and your dog are sure to have the time of your lives while staying cool throughout.
The most traditional and obvious way of cooling down during the summer heat is to drink a lot of fluids, eat fresh and light food, and of course, go for a swim. Now, sometimes you cannot simply leave everything behind and go on a beach with your pooch and if the nearest body of water seems to be polluted, then you’re running out of options. But you can always be creative – turn on your sprinklers! This way you can stay around your home. If not, go for a walk – you’ll find some sprinklers in the vicinity in no time.
Or better yet, ‘pup-sicles’! Why should you be the only one to enjoy a sweet, cool refreshment, when there’s a way to treat your doggo to an icy treat that will provide a desired break from all the panting in the sun. Now we know that there’s a rumor going around that ice and cold makes the dog bloat, and that it could even be to some life-threatening proportions. Sure, if your dog drinks ice-cold spring water or finds a bucket of icy water, but these popsicles’ temperature is bound to be warmer than these extremes. Besides, you shouldn’t give your dog 12 popsicles at once – one will be enough!
The best way to escape the merciless sunrays and the dreary confines of your home is to pack your and your dog’s things and run away from the surroundings you know all too well. Think of all the nature that is just on the brink of your usual daily tasks, and of all the times you promised to yourself you would explore the nature in the vicinity. Therefore, grab a leash, pack your bags and be prepared for an adventure you’ll surely enjoy as there is no better way than to explore, exercise, and escape the city heat than to go geocaching! In its essence, geocaching is searching for geocaching ‘treasure’ by going through the terrain and looking for its longitude and latitude, having in mind the hints and the description of the trails. It's popular worldwide, and your dog at your side is a great advantage – not only will the walk do you both good, but dogs' senses are so much sharper than ours.
Take a close look at your dog. Is their hair becoming an unrecognizable dreadlock? Can they even see through the thick bangs? Do their nails make terrible screeching noises when they walk? If yes, it is time for a makeover! Take your poopoo to a dog salon, or take the matter into your own hands. Either way, your dog will feel so much better in the hot summer weather once they're all dolled-up!
Take a break from the city life and dog parks, brush the dust off your tent and your flashlight and drive away to the nearest grassy, hilly spot full of trees. It’s so cool in the forest you’ll never want to get out
Try not to get lazy when the hot days come as it can actually be a great opportunity to create some festivities and fun activities which can include not only your dog, but you and your whole family, your friends, relatives and neighbors. So be creative and active in the summertime because when the winter comes, you and your canine buddy will be all locked up and freezing.