I don’t have a swimming pool. I wish I did, considering I live in Arizona, but I chose land over a pool. While my dogs and I don’t get to enjoy the luxury of a nice cool swimming pool on our hot Arizona days, we do get the rural version….irrigation!
For those of you who have not experienced irrigation, let me explain what it is:
Irrigation is a a form of watering a LOT of land. We do this by flooding the property for a certain number of hours. The number of hours depends on how dry the land is that week, what you’re watering, and how much land needs water. For me, and my dogs, because we have a big piece of land, irrigation is oftentimes an all-day event.
In Arizona, as soon as March hits, we are often looking for ways to stay active and cool. Because I compete with my dogs in agility, I can’t just take the summer months off from physical conditioning. Irrigation is a great way for me to keep my dogs fit, without overheating them in our warm, summer months.
Every home, every state, has its’ own set of challenges when it comes to keeping your dogs fit. How do you keep your dogs fit?
What a great way to stay cool in our HOT Summers! We live in Phoenix and our favorite activity is hiking. We hike the mountains near our house and we love Phoenix North Mountain as well. Stay cool gumby & nitro!
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
I have known some rural dogs who find the easiest way to take a drink is to go out into the pond or creek until the water is up to their mouth. Then they just open up and drink it in.
Our place looks a lot like this right now, though not on purpose 🙂
The dogs looks like they are having a great time playing in the water! It is kind of neat to see that because here in Michigan, things are always so wet that we don’t have to take measures like that. Flooding is more of an issue than dryness here.
Spencer the Goldendoodle
Love it and sad to say I’m jealous!!! That looks so much more fun then a pool! 🙂
Looks like fun!
We go canoeing with our dogs, and hiking. Our walks when not canoeing or hiking run on a trail that parallels a river so our pups can take a dip and cool off.