Summer Fun for Dogs

In the summer your dog can feel uncomfortable due to the hot weather especially if they have thick fur, but there are ways you can help them cool off and have a fun time.


If you don’t have a pool no problem, just turn on the sprinklers and your dog will thank you (if they enjoy the water, of course). It is an ideal way to cool off your dog and even your children or yourself.

Indoor games

Whether your dog’s favorite game is tug of war, fetch, or hide and seek, it is better to either play with them early in the morning, late in the evening or inside the house so they won’t overheat. Most dogs don’t feel that they have pasted the limit of playing or having the zoomies therefore keep an eye on them if you feel that they are pushing themselves.

Kiddie pool fun

Filling a kiddie pool up with water halfway and placing it in the shade will allow your dog to have a chance to just chill in the water and cool off.  If they are in the mood for playing you can even throw a ball into the pool and have them retrieve it. It is important to keep in mind that you shouldn’t allow your dog to jump into the pool with a hot body temperature (even after a ball).

Go to the beach with their dog friends

Going to the beach with friends is always a great way to spend a summer day, even for your dogs. Playing with their dog’s friends, toys, and of course, you who they love unconditionally will let them have a blast!

Make them summer treats

There are tons of DIY recipes for frozen dog treats! But before letting your inner “cook” shine there are ingredients that you need to avoid.

  • Xylitol
  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Chocolate

Most treats are usually made with peanut butter, fruits (banana, strawberries, blueberries, etc.), or yogurt. Make a small batch and let your dog taste which ones they like before making a big amount.