Working out with your dog is good for both of you. You get the benefits of sunshine, fresh air and an exercise buddy that won’t let you down. But summer can be hard on dogs, especially if you are not careful to take care of your four-legged friend. To keep your workout buddy in tip top shape, make sure you take the summer heat into consideration. Here are some tips to help you and your dog keep working out all summer long.
Stay on the grass
Dog parks are ideal for getting some exercise with your dog. You can run and play fetch, and maybe even toss a Frisbee for your dog to catch. Best of all, your dog’s feet will be safely planted on the cool grass while you exercise together. If you prefer to get your workout on the road, jogging or running, make sure and walk in areas where your dog can get up on the grass and off the asphalt or concrete. Summer heat can turn a road as hot as a frying pan. Even though your dog’s feet are tougher than yours, the scorching surface of the road or sidewalk can do some serious damage.