Safe Summer Dog-Running Tips

Avoid running with your dog in the heat of the day

Two-time Olympic runner and world championships silver medalist Kara Goucher talks about the best ways to run with your dog in the summer. She points out that unlike humans, dogs can cool themselves only by sweating through their paw pads and by panting, which makes it more difficult for them to beat the heat, which is why it’s best to avoid taking your dog out during the warmest parts of the day, limiting direct sun exposure and taking frequent breaks.

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