Top 7 Summer Dog Walking Tips


Stay well-hydrated on summer walks. Bring water for you and your dog to prevent heat-related issues.

Time of Day

Choose cooler times, like early morning or late evening, to walk your dog and avoid peak sun hours.

Paw Protection

Protect your dog's paws from hot pavement by walking on grass or using paw wax or boots.


Apply pet-safe sunscreen to areas with thin fur to prevent sunburn in your dog.

Shorter Walks

Opt for shorter but more frequent walks to prevent overheating in hot weather.

Shade Breaks

Take breaks in the shade to cool down and allow your dog to rest during the walk.

Signs of Overheating

The signs of overheating, like excessive panting or lethargy, and know when to stop the walk.

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