Always take water on your walk if it’s quicker than a short stroll. If you must walk your dog in the full afternoon sun, wet your dog thoroughly with cool water from your hose. Our friends with long coats especially appreciate this!
Tip: Test the water coming out of hoses coiled in the sun. The water heats up considerably and could scald your poor pup! Make sure the water comes out cold before giving a bath or a sip.
If you are walking your dog around your favorite boutiques or down an exposed portion of the road, keep your dog on the grass. Your pup’s paws will suffer on the hot asphalt. How can you tell if it’s too hot for a dog to walk on? Place your bare palm on the road and hold it for 10 seconds. If it’s too hot to bear for you, it’s too hot for your dog to walk on.
4. Keep your dog inside