While dogs may love the outdoors – and be great hiking buddies! – they aren’t as good as humans at keeping cool.

So, we had Mary Ann Bonnell with JeffCo Open Space join us on 9NEWS at 5 p.m. with some tips to keep your pet cool when you hit the trails.

Hear her ideas in the video above.

There’s also a cameo from celebrity dog Luca, who belongs to 9NEWS Interactive Producer Kelly Jensen!