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    Andrew Gersbach

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    Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by Andrew Gersbach on Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:43 pm

    Obviously plenty of shade, heaps of water and an elevated Deck(platform) to let the breeze circulate all help.

    What else do you have?
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by Snofall on Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:05 pm

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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by chippewa on Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:30 pm

    Swimming pool for the dogs.

    Trough or large tub of water
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by chez on Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:55 pm

    Water slowly running over the roof of the kennel and recycled back into the tank for re-circulation with a light spray system where the dogs go in and out, similar to a dairy
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by Snofall on Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:57 pm

    Know a plumber that could set that up??? tongue
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by Andrew Gersbach on Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:06 pm

    a soaker hose over door ways is a good one too
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by Nelson on Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:18 pm

    We use the good old kids clam style pool, the dogs jump in and splash around. I also heard about people who use a horse style trough that is raised off the ground or hung off a window sill so the naughty ones dont paddle all the water out of their bowls when we are out.
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by Snofall on Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:22 pm

    We have buckets hung off the fence and raised so ratbag dogs don't paddle in them - or walk off with them Suspect
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by Mya Girl on Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:32 pm

    We have a pretty good air conditioner, and tiled floor. Puppies love being inside in summer, they lay on the tiles, under the air flow vents, and they keep pretty cool. Also, playing water fights with the hose when we water the garden always keeps them cool... and makes for some great photos!!
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by Nelson on Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:04 pm

    Often on a hot day like yesterday at 41C Ash will bake in the sun for 15 minutes then run into the air conditioned house and cool off before going out again!
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by tempestal on Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:17 am

    Mine love the clam pool. They splash themselves all over then come inside and sit in the ac Smile
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by WA_sleddogs on Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:37 am

    Frozen treats like raw bones, carrots or whole eggs or an ice cream container, half fill with water or soup and freeze, add layer of treats, more water or soup and freeze again!
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by chippewa on Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:21 am

    For small puppies -- wet towels on wet concrete/pavers. Also frozen bottles of water for them to lie on/next to.
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by kiwigwp on Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:54 am

    Live in New Zealand - that way most of the summer you have no problems ROFL
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by idigadog on Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:09 am

    That's the second time I've heard that this week Razz Nana, you couldn't put up with all us Aussies in your territory Smile
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by Snofall on Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:27 am

    We'll just all have to go and camp at Nana's place - you said Mark wanted more sibes didn't you??? Will 10 be enough, or does he want 20???? Twisted Evil
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by idigadog on Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:41 am

    I can just see his face now affraid
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by kiwigwp on Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:03 am

    me too...... and it ain't pretty!

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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by jessbaker on Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:48 am

    ice blocks/bricks in their water bowls... beats to things the heat and boredom.. Be careful having large amounts of water around ie pools etc it brings in the snakes!!! and bacteria will flourish in them so they need to be cleaned regularly!
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by idigadog on Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:08 am

    jessbaker wrote: beats to things the heat and boredom..
    Are you at the pub Jess lol!

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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by jessbaker on Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:36 am

    nah work... i just can't spell when I am multi tasking!!!
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    Re: Help your dogs beat the heat this summer

    Post by Poppet on Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:47 pm

    Snofall wrote:Know a plumber that could set that up??? tongue

    i know two plumbers.... don't know that they'd be much help though!!
    Razz lol!

    good job with the forum!! likely to spend a bit of time on here Very Happy
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    Beat the heat

    Post by ACT Rep on Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:16 am

    See CSDC Pres, Bec Thorpe, feature in Canberra Times article from Sun 24 Jan 2010 at
    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/lack-of-water-holes-leave-dogs-barking-mad-in-summer-heat/1732529.aspx

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