As we move in to summer, there's nothing so relaxing as a walk along a canal towpath with the dog.
Paula Boyden, deputy veterinary director at the Dogs Trust recommends canalsas the perfect location for both you and your dog due to the peace,tranquillity and numerous scents your dog can explore. The Canal and River Trust have set up a special page for dog walkers where you can check out their walks, click here .
If your dog can't resist leaping in the water, and we know a few labs who'd never get past the first lock on land, it's worth taking a look at dog harnesses with an easy-to-grab handle so you can heave Fido out when necessary. And avoid being yelled at by rookie narrowboat captains too!