Summertime in Chicago is a great time to get out with your dog. It gets you and your dog some time in the fresh air and out experiencing the city. However, you need to make sure your dog is being socialized to the summertime experience the right way. This is especially true for puppies and younger dogs who have not experienced the summer yet. There are so many new people, places and things in Chicago that a dog can be easily scared or overwhelmed.

This infographic from Lili Chin gives a great view of how to do this.

Don’t forget that doggie daycare is also a great way to socialize your dog to other dogs and people but nothing takes the place of a nice walk with your person from time to time!


Here’s to a great summer with your pooch!