Ok all of you that know me or have attended our classes know my opinion about walking dogs mindlessly through the neighborhood. That being said before striking our for a stroll with your dog in this heat..please be mindful of how hot the sidewalks get…
Do this test before you start…put your hand on the sidewalk and let it sit there for 10 seconds; now raise it up to the level of where your dog’s belly should be; feel the heat rising? Now you have an accurate “dogmometer” Let’s face it no one does well when it’s so hot and no walk is worth having your dog have an episode of heatstroke..it can be fatal…or have paw damage from walking on scalding hot pavement. Save your walks for the cooler part of the day..or better yet…do 10 minutes of ArmChair Dog Training and mentally fatigue your dog without heatstroke!!!
Go Forth and Train!
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Marjorie “The Dog Trainer” Satterfield is an award winning author, breeder, exhibitor, trainer and judge.