THU, 06 JUL 2017 BY LINDA ROSADO
The summer means a whole lot of fun, food, fireworks and fur for all of our four-legged friends out there. It also means a noticeable rise in daytime temperatures, which can become a burden for some dogs.
So, here are a few ways in which you can turn your dog park into a summertime oasis that’ll be the perfect spot for pets to cool off throughout the summer.
PROVIDE PLENTY OF SHADE
The quickest way for dogs to beat the heat while at the park is by grabbing a little shade. If your dog park doesn’t have the added advantage of shady trees, you can easily remedy the situation by installing products that create artificial shade, like the DOGIPARK® Park Bone Bench, which can add the perfect amount of shade for small to medium-sized dogs, just by sitting under the bench seat.
MIND THE MESSES
Making sure your park has a sufficient number of DOGIPOT® Pet Stations will guarantee park goers have the resources necessary to clean up any of Fido’s inevitable messes. Not only does a clean dog park environment help increase the value of the surrounding area, but you’re ensuring that park goers gain an increased sense of pride regarding the upkeep of the dog-friendly area.
ALWAYS STAY HYDRATED
It’s great to have a water fountain or two installed to make sure both people and dogs have access to cool, clean drinking water throughout the day. You can increase the availability of water, though, by setting up a few DOGIPOT® Dog Bowls around the park area. Aside from the added convenience, park goers can fill these bowls and deliver them directly to a dog that may have gotten too tired to walk to a nearby fountain.
Keeping neighborhood dogs calm and cool is a sure-fire way to ensure your park is the go-to location for every neighborhood dog owner this summer. Just make sure you equip your dog-friendly area with the DOGIPOT® and DOGIPARK® pet products that work best with your space, and the rest should fall conveniently into place.
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