Well, I am not sure where the expression "The Dog Days of Summer" originated but I do know what it means. It gets so hot that you just want to find a shady spot and sleep, just like a dog! It hasn't reached that point yet in NJ but when you have a young active puppy you need to find ways to keep them entertained so that they will stay out of mischief. I made this short video of Marco. It is his first time, actually second time in a pool. We had to coax him the first time and unfortunately I wasn't video ready but now that he knows just how much fun it can be, he appears to be entertaining himself.