Emma’s Summer Tips for Dog People

Emma's Summer Tips for Dog People
Dog-proof your BBQ by wrapping it with an old puppy pen. Prevents those annoying beard burns, and mysteriously disappearing burger buns.
Emma's Summer Tips for Dog People
If it tends to cool off at night in your area, enjoy some nighttime walks. Why not take pooch out on a Friday night?!

Emma's Summer Tips for Dog People
When venturing out in hot weather, don’t just remember to bring water. Remember to bring their favorite water holder (I am rolling my eyes at this — but really). Many dogs can get finicky about where they get their water, especially if they are hot, tired, and GRUMPY. Miles likes his Gulpy water bottle. It is fully grump-proof.
Emma's Summer Tips for Dog People
Emma's Summer Tips for Dog People
Cool your hotdog off by providing him or her with a backyard kiddie pool. If your dog isn’t crazy about water (Miles used to be a total water weenie) try tossing his or her favorite ball or toy into the shallow pool. The picture of one year old Miles above is proof that this supremely advanced training technique really works.
Emma's Summer Tips for Dog People
Talk to other dog owners if you are looking for a water park to take your dog to. Other dog owners often have great tips on which areas are and are not safe this year. I don’t go often with Miles but when I do, I bathe him afterwards. He quite enjoys wading around. No dunking through. He is not a toy for human amusement, okay?

Emma's Summer Tips for Dog People
Take advantage of local air-conditioned and pet-friendly businesses, such as book stores. Miles gets tired just by standing next to Stephen Hawking books… And in this photo, the addition of Dr. Joe’s Brain Sparks (whatever that is) isn’t helping either.

Emma's Summer Tips for Dog People
Equip your dog with a top-notch spiffy cooling jacket. Miles’ Chillybuddy is fantastic on warm day excursions. Plus when curious people ask, I can explain to them that he is a NASA dog in training. Makes “roll over” look pretty weak, doesn’t it?

Emma's Summer Tips for Dog People
Better yet? Walk your cooling-jacket equipped dog into a nice cold beer store. He or she won’t mind if you take forever to pick the right one.

Emma's Summer Tips for Dog People

…And last of all? Just because your dog shouldn’t drink beer doesn’t mean he or she won’t enjoy hanging out in front of the tv with a nice cold one. Sleeping cool & happy dog = instant beer-holder. Talk about “dogs with jobs,” huh?

5 comments on Emma’s Summer Tips for Dog People

  • Sally Ann and Andy

    Hi Miles and Emma,
    Miles, Mommy says you look like Tavish from Tennesse. You are very handsome. I like your cooling jacket.
    Welsh kisses,
    Sally Ann

  • theanthzone

    Have I ever mentioned how awesome you two are? Because you are. Emmadale and I endorse this blog post 200%!

  • Emma (author)

    Hello Sally Ann, Andy, and Mum!
    That is not surprising, because Miles is related to MacTavish and little Tegan! What wonderful pups to be able to call family. I love their Cynthia quite dearly!

  • Emma (author)

    Anthony, thank you so much… And happy, happy birthday, whenever your real birthday is! <3

  • theanthzone

    Thank you (and you're welcome) Emmauman! It's in five days! 🙂

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