- Keep dogs under your direct control, donít allow them to infringe on
other beachgoers space.
- Be courteous, donít allow your dog to shake or splash water on, or kick
sand while near other people.
- Potty your dogs before entering community areas, donít allow dogs to
urinate or defecate on beaches or grassy areas where children play.
- Be considerate of your dog - make sure they enjoy their time at the beach,
provide plenty of shade and fresh cool water. Some dogs with thick or
double coats donít enjoy beach outings.
- Watch for signs of overheating and fatigue in your dog, symptoms may include
excessive panting, drooling, enlarged hanging tongue, pale gums and
- Remember dogs can get sunburned, those with short or light colored coats
are most at risk. Keep their exposure time short and take plenty of breaks
in the shade.
- Teach your dog to wait for permission before entering the water, this will
help keep them safe and under control.
- Consider a doggie life vest for those dogs just learning to swim, for older
dogs and for overly energetic dogs who may swim out to far.
Enjoy the beach with your dog!