Don’t you just love summer? I do, but really only when it’s not a scorching 110 degrees outside. Unfortunately we live in the San Joaquin Valley of California and it can become get down right unbearable. Though I keep the Shih Tzus inside with the air condition set at a very comfortable and nice 76 – 78 degrees in the house for them, sometimes they want to go outside and have a little fun. As a responsible Shih Tzu owner you know that heat and Shih Tzus don’t get along that well…. so what can you do?
Summer Time Equals Fun Time
Summer time means creating a fun backyard experience for you and your pup! With great temperatures just around the corner, a sprinkler will make things fun, but having a specific dog oriented water toy makes a fun time into a party time. What I like to do is to whip out the Doggy Drencher by Outward Hound. Now I bought this a couple of months ago, but it’s just been sitting on the shelf, until now!
Unfortunately none of my Shih Tzus are crazy about the water, including baby Kevin. This was about as close as he would get, and then it was just a matter of tolerating the water as it was hitting him in the face. What was great about the Doggy Drencher was that the water coming out of it at a high pressure. The Doggy Drencher is perfect for little dogs who don’t like to be hit in the face with water. Luckily for our visiting friend Stella the Pug it was perfect!
As you can see they had a great time, but I also want to give a little warning. California and the southwest tend to experience massive heat waves during the summer, take your dogs out in the early morning or evening. Especially if you have Shih Tzus make sure to keep them cool throughout the day by keeping them indoors. Shih Tzus tend to overheat easily and can suffer from heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
This is a non-sponsored post. This item may be available for purchase at HomeGoods in the Pet Department.