Keeping Your Dog Safe and Comfortable in the Heat: Tips from Seadogs Training

As temperatures rise, it’s essential to ensure our Canine Companions stay cool and comfortable. At Seadogs Training, we prioritise the well-being of our dogs, particularly during the hot summer months. Here’s how we look after our dogs in the heat and tips on how you can do the same.

Essential Cooling Gear

To help our dogs beat the heat, we use a range of cooling equipment:

  • Cool Coats: These coats help lower body temperature by providing a cooling effect.
  • Cooling Mats: Ideal for resting, these mats offer a cool surface for dogs to lie on and relax.
  • Fresh Drinking Water: Dogs always have to fresh drinking water, whether in their kennels or in the truck

Smart Scheduling for Walks and Training

Early Morning and Late Evening Walks: We avoid the midday heat for walking. if walked our dogs go out during the cooler parts of the day, early in the morning and late in the evening.

Training in Shaded Areas: When training during the day, we choose shaded areas to keep our dogs out of direct sunlight.

Temperature-Controlled Breaks: During training sessions, we give our dogs frequent breaks in our temperature-controlled truck, ensuring they stay cool and comfortable.

Resting: During exercises cooling mats are out for dogs to lie on and fresh water available

Incorporating Water Work

Water work is a fantastic way to keep dogs active while helping them cool off. We incorporate water exercises into our training routines, providing both physical exercise and a refreshing break from the heat.

Controlled Acclimatisation

Our dogs need to be prepared for the working conditions they’ll face in September. We acclimatise them to the heat in a controlled and managed way, ensuring they can handle various weather conditions without compromising their safety.

Management and Monitoring

Working dogs must be able to perform in all weather conditions. Handlers know their dogs and their environments best, so effective management and careful monitoring are crucial. This includes watching for signs of overheating and ensuring dogs have plenty of water and shade.

Residential Dogs and Client Education

At Seadogs Training, we treat our residential dogs with the same care and attention as our own. They benefit from all the cooling measures and routines we implement for our dogs.

For visiting clients, we provide a safe and comfortable environment at our Training centre, with many shaded areas and plenty of water. We also educate our clients on how to keep their dogs mentally stimulated during hot periods without overexerting them physically.

Mental Stimulation Without Physical Strain

During hot weather, it’s essential to keep dogs mentally engaged without pushing them physically. We can show you exercises and activities that will keep your dog’s mind active and entertained without the risk of overheating.

Final Thoughts

Heat management is key to ensuring the well-being of our dogs. By using the right equipment, smart scheduling, and controlled acclimatisation, we keep our dogs safe and comfortable. If you have any questions or need advice on how to look after your dog in the heat, feel free to reach out to us at Seadogs Training. Your dog’s health and happiness are our top priorities.

Stay cool and enjoy the summer with your furry friends! 🌞🐾

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