Although summer is technically coming to an end, here in Southern California, it only seems to be getting hotter! These hot days are killer, and especially difficult with a playful puppy like ours. Like many other dogs, Jakson lovesss playing, and loves it even more when he is outside. However, he gets overheated very quickly, so I’ve had to get creative with how we keep him entertained during the hot hot summer! I thought I’d share some tips with my fellow dog mamas 😉

How we keep Jakson cool in the summer;
1. Lots and lots of swimming!

Jakson loves being in the water, and I love it because it is an easy way to keep him entertained while cooling him off at the same time!

2. Shade
After we are done swimming, I set up a relaxing spot for Jakson in the shade. His little paws burn almost instantly when he walks on the hot concrete, so I try to keep him in the shade as much as possible.
Me? Spoiled? 😉
3. Drink up
This one seems obvious. But I always keep fresh, cool water outside for when the babies are out playing. They are really good about taking little breaks from chasing each other, to get a drink of water!
And to close, why not some fun summer outtakes??

I don’t always drink smoothies, but when I do, I nearly break the glass because why is it on a chair in the first place?!

Surfboardt. Surfboardt.

To the windowwwwww. To the wall!

My pawsicle?