Ice For Healthy Summer Fun

How does your dog like to cool off during the hot summer month? Ice cubes and other frozen treats can be fun and healthy warm weather treats and activities for your pup.

Many dogs love to snack on ice cubes or crushed ice. This special summer treat will also help keep your dog hydrated and many may prefer this source to the water bowl. Float ice cubes in the water bowl for added fun and to keep the water cool and fresh. If giving cubes of ice be sure they are not to dense to prevent tooth injury.

For a fun outdoor summer game, freeze as assortment of your dogs favorite types of toys, balls, etc.,  in a block of ice. As the block melts in the sun your dog will have a great time licking the block to free the toys.

On an outing for a cold summer treat? Bring your dog along to enjoy the fun. Many places, including Starbucks and Rita’s, have special frozen treats on the menu for dogs.

What are some ways your dog likes to keep cool in the summer?

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Herding Dogs

Have you ever met a herding dog? Acting completely on instinct, these amazing dogs can herd animals often those that are many times their size.

Herding dogs include Shetland Sheepdog, Corgi, Boarder Collie, Australian Shepherd, and Collie. These dogs are smart, active, and take direction easily. If they are not on a farm, or even if they have never seen a farm animal, they are known to herd humans (especially small children), cats, or almost anything that moves.

Highly intelligent, these dogs are happiest when they have a job to do and, when bored, they often become destructive. Agility training and Nosework are wonderful activity for them.

The AKC added the Herding Group in 1983 and was the most recent group to be included. The Westminster Dog Show is a wonderful way to see all the herding dogs as well as all the dogs from every group.

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The answer to yesterday’s “GuessThe Breed” is German Shorthaired Pointer!