Its days like this, (as I type, the hottest one of the year so far) I am pleased I walk only 2 dogs max at a time. Its the small things to notice in dogs, if there is a problem. Especially if a dog is suffering in the heat.
Today, a black lab, wasn't walking like his usual self, and I quickly realised he wanted to turn around and go home. If we walked 6 dogs on or off the leash. I might have missed the signs and carried on. And tragedy could have easily happened.
We kept to as many shadows on the way back as possible to keep the sun off him and I made sure he had a drink before I left.
Tomorrow, I'm putting a hat and shades on him. Water spray guns at the ready.