As the weather heats up, it's time to think twice before taking your dog for a walk. A scorching hot pavement can be uncomfortable for their paws (or worse, it could burn them). Use the five-second rule to make sure it's safe to walk your dog.
This tip comes via Moon Valley Canine Training, and it's pretty simple. Whenever you take your dog out, place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you can't hold it there for five seconds, it's too hot to walk your dog.
The back of your had is a pretty sensitive area, so the tip makes sense, and even if your dog's paws are less sensitive, this tip helps you err on the side of caution. Check it out for yourself at the link below.