HOW TO LOVE TAKING YOUR DOG TO THE BEACH

I love taking my dog to the beach—and he loves it in theory—but in reality, he CANNOT relax when he's there! At first, he's pulling me towards the water because he wants to go swimming (which isn't always allowed!) If it's not that, he's digging in the sand, panting heavily and just generally looking and acting frantic. What can I do so we can both enjoy our time at the beach?

Some dogs just may not be meant for the beach—and that’s okay! It’s important to trust your instincts about whether you both will have fun. If you’re unsure, it might be better if he stays at home snoozing in the AC. But there are a number of steps you can take to set your pup up for success at the ocean... Continue Reading

 Abby loves the beach, she's got her favorite game to play, a shady spot to hang out in, and plenty of fresh water.

Abby loves the beach, she's got her favorite game to play, a shady spot to hang out in, and plenty of fresh water.