Hard experience and close calls from the field led my guest Tom Fiumarello to suggest we do a show on how dogs are affected by hot weather. Tom is a pro guide and shooting instructor who has seen the risks and indications of a dog verging on life-threatening heat illness.
We'll cover symptoms, preventive care, products that could help, and what you should watch for in the field. I asked listeners to chime in too, and got some creative and hard-won advice from how to cool off a dog, to where to put alcohol (not in your mouth, silly - rubbing alcohol!).
Tom shares his sporting-clays course design experience and advice, relates recent ruffed grouse hunts too.
Hunting stories, dazzling dog work described, a chance to win a Peet boot dryer, and it's brought to you by: