I walk my dogs together everyday in the park. As many of you know the weather in the Midwest is finally breaking. Today we hit 85 degrees in our area.
If 40, 50, and 60 degrees our Boston Terrier Bonzo can do 6 miles and even 7 miles a day without issue. Of course she is tired after that activity but is begging to go to the park the next day.
Since it was so hot today, she only made it 2 out of the 3 miles we started walking, so Miranda stayed with her, gave her water in the portable bowl we had with us, and did what she could to cool her down. At least this year Bonzo our Boston is smart enough to refuse to go if she gets too hot and when she does we know to pay attention. Dogs are so smart.
Roo our Basenji has proven over and over how durable he is. Now only does he handle sub zero temps but he just keeps going like the Energizer bunny. Today I think we set a record in our last mile going to get the car to make sure Bonzo did not have to walk back to the car. Funny thing is when we got around though the woods we walk in Miranda had been able to go the other way and slowly get Bonzo back to the car.
I would like to end by saying that every dog has its tolerance no matter what the breed. In Hot weather please pay attention to your Dog when walking or exercising them outside. Learn your dogs limits if you can and make sure you have a portable bowl along with a bottle of water and understand what to do for your dog if they get overheated.
Thanks for reading,