This Simple Trick Will Tell You If It's Too Hot To Walk Your Dog

    This viral Facebook post gives a new meaning to the "five-second rule."

    When it's really unbearably hot out this summer, don't forget to keep your animals' safety in mind.

    One simple trick for keeping your pet's paws safe is currently going viral after it was posted on Facebook by Moon Valley Canine Training in Sonoma, California.

    It's been shared over 100,000 times on Facebook and made the front page of Reddit.

    The trick: "Place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you cannot hold it for five seconds, it's too hot to walk your dog."

    It's simple, and highly effective.

    The trick may seem obvious, but it sends an important message to be mindful of your pet's pain and discomfort, which isn't always obvious. Plus, it also probably applies to anyone walking around barefoot in summer, especially children.

    Follow this rule, and your dog will be very happy.

    Because, while putting tiny shoes on your dog is adorable, it's not always super functional.

    Happy summer walking!