Administrator & LOTR Addict
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
At our club we have a hose and a pool. I either let my dogs get into he pool, then walk them, back in the pool, walk them before putting them back in my truck with their fans and cold water or hose them and do the same. If it is really warm I might use the pool or hose them before going on the field. Remember to wet their tummies, inner thighs and feet and not their upper bodies for cooling. Don't let them just soak in the pool or drink tons of water quickly if they are extremely warm. Little soaking, little drink, walk for a bit, back to the water, etc.
This past weekend when I trialed I was where there was no hose and it was hot. I took an extra cooler of ice and would put a towel in the ice water, roll my dog over and cool her tummy and feet off with the wet towel. This worked really well and then into the crate with the fans and she would feel nice and cool and be recovered quickly.
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