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Old 02-10-2012, 04:55 PM
 
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Hello,
I've been searching around the internet for an indoor dog park in Phoenix but haven't had any luck. Something air conditioned.
Any ideas?
What do you do with your dog when it's scorching HOT outside?
Thanks!
J-
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:11 PM
 
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Play with them in the mornings and evenings, mostly, if they are too big to effectively exercise inside. There are no indoor dog parks. Those who have pools at home or access to a friend's pool use those. Great exercise.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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Cesar Milan says dog parks should be for socialization and enrichment, not exercise. Heh, not sure I'm an adherent but thought it was interesting. But my dogs get bored at them within 20 mins. anyway so a trip in the evening or morning when the sun's not blaring down can be nice.

My large dogs like nothing better than an indoor wrestling match with each other.

You can always walk them inside PetSmart.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Yes, mornings and evenings. Most of the dog parks are open until 10pm and have lights (but be cautious and observant in the parking lots).

Otherwise, Petsmart, Home Depot and Lowe's are kind enough to let us bring our pooches in for a visit. Be polite and clean up any messes, please.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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Cesar Milan says dog parks should be for socialization and enrichment, not exercise. Heh, not sure I'm an adherent but thought it was interesting. But my dogs get bored at them within 20 mins. anyway so a trip in the evening or morning when the sun's not blaring down can be nice.

My large dogs like nothing better than an indoor wrestling match with each other.

You can always walk them inside PetSmart.

Wow. Interesting. I didn't know Cesar Milan said that.

Does anyone know roughly how hot it is in the am or pm?
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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Depends on the time. Around sunrise could be near 90 and around 7 it will still be in the mid to upper 90s in the middle of summer. It sound brutal, but it is manageable without the sun shinning on you and you will acclimate....eventually. Dogs too!
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Not many people or dogs in the park by me in the day, but it is lighted and there are many at night/evenings. We don't have daylight savings time so the sun goes down while it is early enough to still be doing stuff. My dogs just go outside whenever they want. Virtually all back yards here are enclosed by a block (sometimes wood) wall.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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Wow. Interesting. I didn't know Cesar Milan said that.

Does anyone know roughly how hot it is in the am or pm?
It depends how early you get up. Our north Mesa dog park is well-lighted and open til 10. I wish it had a web cam. I hate going out there and finding no dogs or, worse, a flooded basin.

I think Cesar's concern was rambunctious dogs getting in fights. He felt you should take your dogs for a nice long walk or run and then to the dog park to socialize when they've gotten their need for exercise out. Eh, I never did.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Hyrule
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Most dogs are swimming in their pools here in the summer.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:20 AM
 
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Dogs, like people, just stay indoors waiting for October to arrive.
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