When summer is finally upon us later this year, many of us will want to go to the beach and enjoy the warm sun. It’s also fun for your dog as he can run around on the sand, play fetch, and occasionally take a dip in the water. Many dog Behaviourists often recommend a day at the beach as it can be a lot of fun for both of you as long as you take into consideration your dog’s safety.
With that being said, we are going to take a look at some ways to ensure a safe and fun beach experience for your dog:
Bring along a sturdy lead, a bowl or other container for water, and your dog’s favourite outdoor toy. Most beaches don’t have strict regulations, but beaches in touristy areas or near urban centres could be regulated. Pets may not be allowed during the peak season. If you are not sure that your dog will follow commands and stay next to you, it is better to use a long lead. This should give your dog an opportunity to move freely and explore, but still within your control. If your dog likes to chase away crabs or birds, there’s always a risk of drowning. Even if your dog is well-trained, you should never leave him unattended. Bring cool water and towel as first aid for heat stroke. Contact an experienced dog trainer Manchester dog owners trust if your dog is difficult to control at the beach.
Beware Of Heat Stroke
You and your dog may be having so much fun, without realising that heat stroke is imminent. If your dog is very active, you need to pay attention to the common symptoms of heat stroke. These can include a bright red tongue, sticky saliva, rapid panting, and overall weakness. Immediately bring your dog into a shaded area if he shows any symptoms of heat stroke. Apply a cool towel to his chest, neck, and head and allow him to drink a bit of cool water.
Contact Dog Harmony
To learn more about common pet odours and why you should consider residential dog training, contact Dog Harmony today and speak to an expert dog trainer who can help train your dog to be easier to manage and a lot more fun.
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