When a dog gets hot, it's tongue gorges with blood and swells up.
Take some old towels and dry the dog off after water retrieves, especially watch windchill for it's heat sapping killer potential.When a dog gets hot, it's tongue gorges with blood and swells up. It sounds like as long as I pay attention to him and have the ability to warm him if needed, it should be fine. Sent from my i Pad using Tapatalk HD I think it's important to consider what temps they are used to also.When the dog gets really hot, it's tongue gets too big for it to fit in it's mouth. I regularly hunt my dog in single digit temps but he lives mostly outside and is used to being and working in the cold.Something I've not seen mentioned is insulation between Pup and cold/wet surfaces, I use fatigue mats to keep mine up off the aluminum boat deck and natural vegetation, such as cedar boughs to get them up off the ground and let water drain away from them.Also not too proud or lazy to crank the boat for long stuff we can handle that way.