Erin's Tips for Cooler Dogs
1. Water is a dogs best friend. Just like you, your furry friend needs to stay well hydrated. In fact, during these hot months dogs can drink twice as much (or more) than they do during the winter. Always have fresh cool water readily available. If you have multiple dogs, like I do, I recommend using a doggie water cooler. The container I have holds 3 gallons at a time, but you can buy other sizes to fit your dog or dogs. You can find these containers at most pet supply stores.
3. Baby pools aren't just for babies any more. If you are having problems finding a dog friendly lake or river, never fear. Just get a baby pool, fill with cool water, and watch your four-legged friend splash around and have a blast. If your dog is a little hesitant to enter the pool, jump in yourself and show your furry companion how much fun the water can be.