Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer Activities with Your Dog

Summer is a great time to take your dog hiking, swimming, fishing and even boating! But remember they need to stay hydrated, too. Our son, Josh, loves to hike the Appalachian Trail and recently took his German Shepherd, Mauser, The dog carried a pack as well and had the water bottles in it! Even though Mauser hikes often with Josh and Bre, after two days, the rocky terrain tore up his paws so he had to head home early.

If you own a pool, your dog will often join you for a cool splash. In fact, it's best to make sure your new dog or puppy is familiar with where the steps are located in case the pet falls in. He could doggy paddle to exhaustion if not aware where to exit the pool. If there is no large pool available, a small one will do!