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Thread: 43'C Too Hot for Walkies, What to Do Instead?

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    Default 43'C Too Hot for Walkies, What to Do Instead?

    Hi all

    We went to the beach this morning, but the rule is dogs on lead between 10am and 8pm. I don't mind before 10am, but I'm a bit wary of taking dog swimming at shark feeding time.

    So looking for ideas for what to do instead of walkies when it's way too hot to be outside.

    Frosty's idea of eating her bed doesn't appeal much to me.

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    Trick training to get the mind working instead? Throw a ball down a hallway in aircon for a while?

    I'd love to hear ideas too!

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    Eating her bed does not appeal, Hy? you 'orrible kill joy, lol.
    We get your weather a day or so after you. My pups either stay in the cool under the house, get wet in their pool or dig a hole in the shade. Pretty, good mother that she is stays inside with the aircon.

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    Stimulating the mind is just as effective as walking!!

    I think Netty should give her expertise here!!!!
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    Sneak into a neighbor's pool!! Just kidding...>.> Why not go for a run a bit later when the weather cools down?

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    As requested...

    5 - 10 minutes of obedience is always good to keep the mind stimulated and exhausted...

    Do it several times on a hot day spaced out... A good time to teach a new skill...

    Play fetch when it starts to cool down in the evening

    OR even better for a cooling idea,
    cut out a meal and freeze yojhurt and their fav treat in a kong or watered down Juice with treats frozen in a margarine container will keep them busy and their mind active for about an hour or so....

    Much easier on those mums and dads who want to stay cool
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    Masha

    My neighbourhood doesn't have those kind of laws yet
    Hate to break it to you but those kind of laws are state wide in NSW. Fortunately for you (and not me in SA), NSW decided that any place that dogs must be on lead should be sign posted accordingly. In SA, dog is allowed off lead only in those places sign posted "off leash" permitted, in public places (not including "parks" which have to be sign posted).

    On the good side - all council areas in NSW must have at least one off leash area available. Hence off lead places in unexpected places like Blayney, NSW.

    summary of companion animals act = dogs must always be on lead unless sign posted otherwise.
    COMPANION ANIMALS ACT 1998 - SECT 13 Responsibilities while dog in public place

    http://www.dlg.nsw.gov.au/DLG/DLGHom...-_Brochure.pdf

    Are dogs banned from some areas?
    Yes. Under the Companion Animals Act dogs are prohibited from public areas including within 10 metres of a children’s play area, within 10 metres of food preparation or consumption areas, recreation areas [sports grounds] where dogs are prohibited, public bathing areas where dogs are prohibited, school grounds, child care centres, shopping centres where dogs are prohibited and wildlife protection areas.
    COMPANION ANIMALS ACT 1998

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    If last night is anything to go by, we'll be lucky to get the temp under 35'C while there is still enough daylight to see if doggy drops something on the oval one must pick up...

    So waiting until the day cools off, isn't likely to happen before Tuesday.

    And footpaths too hot for footsies right now. And sun extra burnies - I got burnt before 9:30am this morning - don't have shade in right place in back yard for any training out there. I do some training work inside but Frosty says it's not the same as an hour running with her friends on the oval. However 15 minutes outside in the heat stalking mice does seem to get her to sleep for another hour.

    Hmm, must go load some food into ball / kong / both and freeze. Is somewhat messy to eat inside but what can a girl do. Well I ought to get a dog door. Long story...

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    Hi Masha

    The legislation is a bit ambiguous when it comes to public places and places that are public but prohibited to dogs or allowed off leash.

    As best I can tell from section 13, dogs must be on lead all the time, but section 14 contradicts this. In SA dogs must be on lead all the time on footpaths and council walk ways unless there is a sign saying otherwise.

    So not sure if you'd get away with something like "I couldn't figure out what it meant because it contradicts itself here, here and here". And from that legislation it suggests in NSW at least, it is legal to tie your dog to a post - but you can't leave it to go into the shop. In NT and SA it's definitely not legal to do this any more and not a good idea since you can't know what idiot is going to come along and give your dog a hard time.

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    It's now 7:40pm SA daylight savings time and still 37'C - way too hot for me.

    I could play water the lawn / exercise the dog... now

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