Sebastian is about to experience his first full summer here in Bermuda and I am afraid he is aleady feeling the effects of the heat. He has been quite sleepy and lazy lately, not the crazy active one year old I was expecting (maybe I should be happy about this!) and I am worried the heat is getting to him already. How do you keep your weims cool in the heat? I try and feed him ice cubes and I always make sure there is lots of cool, fresh water available for him and we have lots of shady spots for him to lounge in to get away from the sun if he is outdoors but is there something else I should be doing? Bermuda is very humid so sometimes it's even hot in the shade. Unfortunately, dogs are banned from the beaches in the summer (too many irresponsible dog owners have ruined it for us all) so I can't take him swimming Any advice?
I think the best idea is to let him rest during the day hours, when it is very hot. It is normal that they slow down activity, look to yourself! The walks you can better make during the early morning, when it is still a little fresh or late in the evening. I think that ice cubes are not such a good idea, fresh water is good enough. You can make him wet if you have no possibility to let him swim, he will enjoy it!
Our Cummel almost never lays down on a stone floor, only if its very hot, he searches those places in the shadow.
Thank you for the advice Dorit, I'm glad that I am doing the right things, well, except for the ice cubes. He does love them though, goes into a perfect sit and gives puppy dog eyes whenever we open the ice drawer (haha).
Also, it looks like Sebastian's grandma and grandpa (my parents) are in the process of building a swimming pool so he will have a place to swim and cool off after all!