Summer Dog Walking Tips

Hydration is Key

Always carry water for your pup on summer walks. Keep them hydrated to prevent overheating.

Early Mornings

Choose cooler times of day for walks. Early mornings or late evenings are ideal to avoid scorching heat.

Paw Protection

Hot pavement can burn your dog's paws. Use paw wax or booties to protect their sensitive pads.

Shady Routes

Plan walks in shaded areas to shield your dog from direct sunlight. Trees and buildings offer relief

Breeds and Brachycephalic

Brachycephalic breeds struggle more in heat. Limit their walks and watch for signs of distress.

Signs of Overheating

Know the signs of overheating: excessive panting, lethargy, drooling. Stop and cool down if needed.

Stay Cool Together

Enjoy water play during walks. Find a dog-friendly pool or splash in shallow streams.

Dog Body Condition Score Guide