How to Keep Your Pet in Shape During the Summer Heat

How to Keep Your Pet in Shape During the Summer Heat

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 28, 2022 – As the weather heats up, it’s important to keep our furry friends in mind. Dogs can’t sweat like we do, so they must rely on panting to regulate their body temperature. This can be a problem during the summer months, when the heat and humidity can be too much for them to handle.

Zoom Room trainer Heather Gillihan shares some expert tips on how to keep your dog cool and active during the summer months with The Dodo. Gillihan recommends agility classes as a great way to get your dog’s brain and body active. She also suggests playing games like hide-and-seek or tug-of-war, or using mental stimulation puzzle toys to slow your dog down and provide some problem-solving skills.

With these tips, you can beat the heat and keep your pet in shape all summer long!

“Dogs must rely on panting as their main form of temperature regulation, and depending on the breed of your dog, pre-existing medical conditions, age and weight, panting alone may not be enough to bring their internal body temperature low enough to avoid heat stroke during the summertime,” offers Heather Gillihan, Zoom Room Trainer.

“Teaching your dog new tricks, such as spin, roll over or jumping through a Hula-Hoop, [is] a great way to get their brains and bodies active,” said Gillihan. “If you have a staircase, you and your dog can get some exercise together by running up and down the stairs. To slow them down and provide a bit of mental stimulation, you can also play fun games, like hide-and-seek, tug-of-war, or even using mental stimulation puzzle toys that require both physical activity and problem-solving skills.”

Zoom Room is the perfect place for dogs and dog owners who want to socialize and train using positive reinforcement methods. The company offers a variety of classes, events and retail products that emphasize communication and bonding between dogs and their owners. Zoom Room also works closely with animal rescue organizations, making it a responsible and community-minded business.

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Founded in 2007, Zoom Room® is a venture-backed and revolutionary indoor dog training gym with locations across the U.S. With an emphasis on socialization, positive reinforcement, human education and the value of interactive learning, the company aims to strengthen the bond and communication between dogs and their owners. Zoom Room’s key revenue streams include dog training classes, socialization events and retail products. Zoom Room celebrates responsible pet owners who love to socialize with their dogs and embrace positive dog training methods in a fun, friendly environment for working out with your dog. They are the authors of Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps, the best-selling dog training book of 2020, and Ultimate Puppy Training for Kids. Rooted in the belief that it’s important to give back to the community, Zoom Room works closely with animal rescue and welfare organizations both locally and nationwide. Learn more at