Honestly mine is too. We have had to cut his food back as he was gaining weight pretty fast. Working a lab in 100 degree weather just isn't safe unless it's in the water. We do that when we can. Looking forward to cooler weather so we can get him back into bird shape.My dog could use some of whatever that pup has. Hes getting fat from sitting inside in the air conditioning. Its just too dang hot to run him hard outside right now. WAY too hot for him.
Yeah, I've done that since forever but Barton Ramsey of Southern Oak Kennels says it's a necessity for him down South because they can't work dogs in the water to cool them off because the water temps are too warm. Kinda like swimming in a hot spring pool, zero cooling and the dogs can overheat even in the water. That's not an issue for us in Wyoming due to our waters staying cool.I like that idea of getting the dog wet to keep him cool.
Very good idea!!