Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: S. Florida
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One of the first puppy classes I took Watson to was held in a horse dressage ring. Even though it was in November, it was really nasty hot and humid. The trainer kept buckets of cold water around and spray bottles filled with ice water to use on dogs if the thought they were getting overheated. Whenever I go to the dog park, which is most evenings, I bring a collapsible bowl, cold water and a spray bottle. My dogs have never needed the spray, but I've used it on a couple Frenchies and a few Bostons, who never seem to know when to stop, and their owners didn't recognize the signs they were overheating. The trainer taught me to spray their paws and in their mouths as well as wet a towel to wrap them in, if needed. If I'm ever on the road with my dogs, even for errands, I have bottles of water I keep in the freezer, and I throw them in the car. It's Florida, and if my car ever broke down or if there was an accident, I would NOT want my dogs to be stranded with me without cold water.