Many of us don’t realize how hot the asphalt and concrete can get during these hot days. When it’s over 100, the asphalt temperature can reach to over 200 degrees! This means that you have to be careful when walking your dog on the ground. The pads on the paws can burn extremely quickly. To make sure the ground temperature is cool enough for your dog to walk on, press the back of your hand onto the concrete/asphalt for 7 seconds. If it is too hot for you to keep your hand there, it is too hot for your dog.