Dubai brings 8 months of nice weather and 4 months indicated in the subject of this thread.
There are lots of dogs here and people manage. Summer officially starts May-June and ends September.
I have 2 things that worry me:
1. Hot ground burning paws when out to peepee/poopoo:
Solutions for problem 1:
A lot of people do this here: go out only morning and after the sun has set for a while. I dont like this solution. Are there other ideas other than wearing boots as I will not be there during the day and I am not sure how the dog walker will deal? I bought the Musher cream. Is there another product that can be easily wrapped around the paws and more easier to put / take off than boots.
Any ideas for this appreciated
Solutions for problem 2:
I bought Glacier Tek vest. I read the SAR forum and how they acclimate dogs to heat. I am using some the techniques and it seems Rex is getting more adjusted to the already higher temperatures. But still I want to be very conservative with high heat / humidity. SO how can you exercise your dog indoors. The space indoors is essentially the first floor of the townhouse. It is about 800 Sqft.
I have it covered with matts so he can run around inside. I got a flirt pool that I am using indoor to get used to it for him. I also am thinking of getting a treadmill?? Is that a stupid idea?
Finally, I do have a small garden. Let s say it was 100 degrees and 90% humidity but 4 pm so sun not at its speak. Can I get a Intek small pool, run around and make him jump in pool to cool down? Does this work?
Ideas please here.....
I know a lot of you guys experience periods of high heat and humidity.
Any pointers would be great.