Hubby and I both work full time, we live in Sydney so are expecting 40 degrees today, and 41 tomorrow when we also won't be home for most of the day. We have a miniature schnauzer who is a wooly little beast and a short haired jack Russell. This morning all I could think to do before I left was change their water (they have a bucket which is about 15-20L as well as a smaller bowl, maybe 1-2L). They spend most of their day either in their beds (too hot for that today i'd imagine) or lying near the back door on the concrete which is under a large pergola.
But does anyone have any ideas of what else I can do to keep my pups cool? They hate water generally so the sprinkler or a kiddy pool are no good, they avoid both like the plague. I've booked the schnauzer in for a haircut next week where I'll get him shaved pretty short, but is there anything else I can do? I don't want to leave them in the house all day coz I don't like dogs being inside and who knows what my boy will pee on lol.