In the dog days of summer, Niko slows down his usual active self quite a bit. He makes every effort to find shade when he's outside. He has some common sense. On this very sunny and hot day, he found shade under our Japanese Maple Tree, which I never see him do. Japanese dog, under a Japanese tree.
Keep in mind shibas wear a fur coat all year round and they feel the heat much more than tank top and shorts wearing humans. Make sure your dog has shelter and water.