A dog’s natural defenses keep him warm during cold days afield, but those same evolutionary survival tactics put him at risk during the heat of summer.

Capt. Jeff Coats of Ducks, Dogs and Decoys (and/or D3TV) and Pitboss Waterfowl, has a great, 2-minute video tip on how to keep your dog cool while traveling this summer.

He makes a great point about how even in the back of an open-air pick-up truck, a dog can slowly cook in the heat and humidity.

Check out his this great tip that you can use to keep your dog safe and cool while traveling. It’s simple, inexpensive (about, what? a $1.29?) and it works!