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I don't know about you but it's rather easy to laze about and nap on hot days and even the dogs enjoy napping a hot day away. But at the end of the day, when you're ready for dinner or maybe even bed and the dogs are now ready to play..... ugh.
There is definitely something to be said about exercising your dogs on hot days. That is to plan it out and everyone will be happy. Make that extra effort to get up early to get them out for a walk/ hike/ swim etc. and the reward is a napping dog the rest of the day. Yes, they may very well be wound up again when the day cools off but they won't be near as wired as they would be without the morning outing.
This morning after a couple of small chores were done myself and the girls set out for Island 22 in Chilliwack, up on the Fraser River. With only a $25/season parking pass it's a great option, offering a large fenced in area nicely shaded with trees as well as the option of cooling off in a shallow area of the river. As always, use caution in any river with currents etc.
Today Skye wore her GPS collar, a new toy for us. Should she ever get disoriented and run in the wrong direction looking for me, I've got her on a tracker covering up to 7 miles. Water proof even.
Both dogs have been in lala land ever since we came home five hours ago. Priceless.