Texas summers are always so much fun for the whole family. Kids love to eat popsicles after a day in the sun, adults love lounging by the pool with a good drink, and even our pets enjoy the warm weather with some sunbathing.

The only problem in Texas is that it can get so hot that these things start to lose their fun-factor after a while.

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If you are a dog owner then I know you understand the struggle of wanting to go out and do fun summer activities with your pup, but not wanting to overheat yourself or your pooch. You have to find a happy balance of keeping them satisfied and active without wearing them down too much.

"How do I keep my dog active without overheating?"

Thankfully, there are a variety of gadgets you can get to make keeping your dog occupied during the summer much easier.

Most of these are water-based toys and gear so you can enjoy the water alongside your pup, have a blast, and stay cool all at the same time. They aren’t all water toys though. There are also some great options for indoor play, or non-water related outdoor play that could easily happen in shaded areas.

Keep scrolling to learn more about these gadgets and see if one (or more) might be a good fit for you and your dog. Plus, they are all easily available so purchase online and get within just a few days.

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