No sorry never used them, when it's hot mine are inside with the AC on as I think this is best way to keep them cool.
Chloe & ZorroRottweilers and German Shepherds are Family
Ah well, an AC would be the other option of course. That would have the advantage that we'd be cool as well ... not just the dogs
I can't even get my dogs to go outside, you open the door and get blasted by the heat and when you next look down, you're alone... I set up a little clam pool for them for when they have to be outside, but dobermans are so silly with things like that. They put one paw in, and then hold it up like a cat like omg help, my paw is wet. Still at least I know it's there when I'm not.
I'm in SA too and right now I feel like the only place I can walk my dogs is the beach; what do you guys do about exercise in these temperatures?
LOL... I don't have that problem with a LabX. Any day without a swim is just not a proper day. The beach is too far to go for a quick walk though. I take them to their favourite pond in Kuitpo Forest. Mind you last week I found a rather large snake skin (Brown I reckon) on the grassy area near the pond and am quite paranoid about snakes now. So now I walk them on the lead righ to the water edge, much to their disgust, before I start throwing the ball. They are both equally ball and water obsessed so I find swimming is the perfect solution for excercising in the heat.
I'm an hour and a half away from the beach but lucky enough to have a fantastic lake about 10 minutes drive away that is usually deserted so they get to go there fairly oftenPicture 341.jpg.Lake Rosebery.
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. ~Phil Pastoret
I'll either walk my dog early in the morning or in the evening. When it's over 30 degrees I try to get at least one swim a day in. We have a pond we often ride our bikes to, but if it's too hot for the dog to walk there (it's up a hill too), I just drive her there. I just bought a new water toy for her and for the first time ever, she will actually drop it on shore! Sticks she will abandon about a meter from shore...
I tried to wet Banjo with a car sponge this morning. She very reluctantly but calmly allowed me to wet one side, but then she'd had enough and wouldn't come back to me. My old dog hated the hose and the paddling pool, but I could at least wet her down with a watering can or bucket. Banjo won't even let me do that.
I can't use a soft crate for my girl until she gets over her zipper fetish!
I'm hoping I can eventually switch from the metal crate to the soft, it would be more convenient.
OT but wondering if anyone knows whether it's OK for a dog to swim in chlorinated water?
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