The kind, dog-loving folks over at Whole Dog Journal were nice enough to offer my recent feature on water safety for dogs as a full access article - no subscription needed! (Click "Safe Swimming for Dogs!" to be directed to the article.) As you and your dogs try and stay cool during the Dog Days of Summer, be sure to stay safe! AND, if you're in the Los Angeles area, and would like some help getting your dog used to the water or to perfect his paddle technique, I can help with that!
P.S. The pic is my dog, Quiz. We recently spent a few days in Big Bear Lake. It's a dog's paradise up there... hiking AND water play, all right outside your cabin door!