In Pictures: How Melbourne Dogs Stayed Cool During The Heatwave

As temperatures hit the 40s across Victoria today, these clever canines weren't letting the heat get to them.

Take some inspiration from these very good boys and girls.

1. Hang out under a water fountain

2. Sit in a shady place

3. Slip Slop Slap

4. Get a backyard pool

5. Remain calm

6. Go to the beach

7. Play with a block of ice

8. Drink lots of water



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