Summer, with its long hot days, is a season that tends to bring out the adventurer in us. For dog owners going camping, sight-seeing, and memory-making, it’s important to make sure that Fido stays safe and has fun. To ensure your summer journeys with your special K9 are stress free, here are seven steps to getting your pooch ready to hit the road as your summer side kick.
Most of the time, being a dog owner is really great. You don’t have to clean up food that falls on the floor, you have a snuggly ball of fur who warms up your bed for you, and you get greeted with sincere enthusiasm even if you only ran to the store to get milk and were gone for 15mins. However, there is one downside to being a dog owner that feline filled families don’t have to contend with – walks outside when the temperature is close to zero and the rain is coming down so hard that you realize walking your dog might require a wet suit. Although I can’t change the weather or how much energy your dog has, I can offer some suggestions for dogs (and homes) big and small to entertain, exercise, and avoid going outside for an extensive walk!