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7/12/12 3:52 P

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DRHUMBLE,

This is a great idea and I have to try it. Last night, I took William for a 30 minute walk and he was dragging by the end. (Which is very unlike him, plus compared to what its been, it was pretty cool last night.)

Thanks for the tip.

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7/12/12 1:58 P

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Love your suggestion! Dora dog seems to be dragging by the end of our 3 mile walk, even when its only 7:30 in the morning. It sure is not her dog days. LOL

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7/12/12 10:46 A

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So, over the past week while I was struggling with the heat and taking my pups out for their run (like everybody), I came across an awesome idea to help keep pups cool in HOT temps. It works too! Get a doggie backpack and put an ice pack (or a zip lock bag with ice cubes) in each side. It lays against them and keeps them cool while running and playing outside. And, if you do the ice cubes, they then have water to drink while you are out and about too!
I've used packs with sand weights on my two frequently, just to help tire them out since I can't keep up with them yet. If you have a working dog, I highly recommend a backpack and adding weight. It gives them a "job" to do and that tires the mind as well as the body...

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7/9/12 9:00 A

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Wow! I haven't been walking my dogs hardly at all because of the heat. If you live in the high desert and can find a way, surely I can.

On our last walk we walked 1 mile and both he and I were exhausted! That was early in the morning. It has been very humid here -- no rain. I don't want to walk at dawn or dusk because we walk along a country road.

He gets his some exercise indoors playing ball or the short runs he gets when he goes out to potty.

Edited by: PAPERCLIPSUE at: 7/9/2012 (09:00)
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7/5/12 10:33 P

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I have been getting up earlier as well for my walk. Its that or we go in the eve. I live in the high desert, and it can get hot here as well. Hang in there everybody!!

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7/5/12 3:10 P

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On days when it's not 100, I take them to the dog park in the evenings. We have plenty of kiddie pools they get in and I am quite tempted to sit in there with them. I have one at home, too, and will fill it up for my dogs, but they don't use the one at home as much. I love my dog for being so patient and tolerant of lack of exercise. I need to take them on walks at night and in the morning.

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7/5/12 2:52 P

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When it is really hot I take my girls for a swim at the river. Instead of a walk. They have both learned that you can stay on shore or you can swim with mom. All three of us get a workout and get cooled off. They both know where we are going when they get in the car. They usually come home and have a nap after.

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7/5/12 2:29 P

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My dog loves to play ball. I will play with him later in the evenings. On the weekends, I have a Kiddie Pool for him to cool off in, however, when the temp. is in the 100s, I still don't play longer then 15 - 20 minutes with him at a time before I bring him inside.

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I get up earlier than usual so I can take a longer walk in the morning, then keep any walks throughout the day short. I try to get a reasonable walk in during the late evening if it has cooled off enough.

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7/5/12 1:08 P

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with so much of the country roasting with above normal temps, I was wondering how it affecting your walks & play times with you dogs. Rufus still sits & "noses" his leash and is quite unhappy that we just take short early morning & after dark walks..how are your fuzzy buddies holding up? emoticon

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