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For Beach-Loving Dogs

Every time we toss that gnawed-on Frisbee® or wet tennis ball we imagine greatness in our dog.

Our furriest friends are relegated to wearing a leash in Seabrook Town Center, but once they hit the beach they can dart, prance, waddle, glide, sniff, and burrow free range – while obeying the human, of course.

After their lively shenanigans for an hour or afternoon, and a short walk from the Seabrook beach, you can visit The Salty Dog for a pupper treat, toy, and/or doggie wash.

Someone, or perhaps everyone in the family, will sleep well tonight.

10 FACTS TO SHARE

  • Any pup can fetch, but the following breeds are top-notch as listed on wagwalking.com: Border Collie, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Australian Shepherd, English Springer Spaniel, English Whippet, Belgian Malinois, German Shorthaired Pointer, Weimaraner, and Standard Poodle.
  • Disc dog (commonly called Frisbee dog) is a dog sport, according to Wikipedia. In disc dog competitions, dogs and their human flying-disc-throwers compete in events such as distance catching and somewhat-choreographed freestyle catching. The sport celebrates the bond between handler and dog, by allowing them to work together.
  • The Ashley Whippet Invitational World Championship will be held on September 6, 2020. This championship is the original and longest running disc dog competition series in the world.
  • According to petmd.com, “Not just any old disc [Frisbee] will do. A soft, flexible disc that is resistant to sharp teeth − made specifically for dogs − is best for playing disc.”
  • The term frisbee is often used generically to describe all flying discs, but Frisbee is a registered trademark of the Wham-O toy company.
  • There is sunscreen for our canines – who knew they could really sunburn!? As animalplanet.com explains, “Short-coated dogs, light-colored dogs, dogs with close summer haircuts, those with pink noses and hairless breeds can sunburn the same way that humans do. Even dogs with thick coats can get a sunburned nose.”
  • Also from animalplanet.com, “Feeling a big anxious? Studies indicate that petting your dog can lower your blood pressure.”
  • Have you ever wondered how “the dog days of summer” originated? The expression “The Dog Days of Summer” goes back to ancient Roman times, when people thought Sirius, the Dog Star, created oppressive heat on Earth.
  • It’s a myth that you can tell your dog’s temperature by checking their nose. Wet or dry, the best way to know is to use a digital thermometer. This fact is brought to you by Petco.
  • About 15 miles south of Seabrook via SR 109 is Ocean Shores. Ocean Shores has an off-leash dog beach! The off-leash area runs south of the Taurus Boulevard Beach Approach down to Butter Clam. Dogs must be cleaned up after and under voice control.

Sources: Summaries of numerous corroborative websites.