Hot weather - ideas to keep your dog cool and amused
What do the Kongsicle, the Slippery Brick and the Wading Pool all have in common? They will keep your canine cool and amused this summer, and they are fun and easy to do!
Get a regular Kong toy, plugged at the small end with peanut butter, then fill with very weak liquid chicken-stock and freeze overnight. This doggy version of a Magnum ice cream will make a delicious treat for your pal.
Half-fill an ice cream container with water and freeze. Place a number of liver-treats, Schmackos or other favoured treats in a layer, then fill to the top with water and freeze again. This will make a giant flavoured ice-block to provide hours of icy enjoyment for your dog while you are out.
Half-fill a children's wading pool with water and throw a few of your dog's favourite toys in there. Many breeds including Retrievers, Spaniels and Terriers will love diving in and out of the splash pool over the day.
Wet a bandana and pop it in the freezer to make an icy cooling bandana for your dog.
When time prevails ...
Be your best friend's favourite pal and treat him or her to a day at a dog-friendly beach!