To celebrate the dog days of summer and the new season of Dog Whisperer we want to see your pups in all their glory. Each week we’ll be announcing a new theme – share a pic of your pooch that fits the weekly theme on Instagram by following us at @NatGeoChannels and tagging your pic #dogwhisperer.

There were so many amazing (and adorable) pics to choose from this week… the competition was fierce and the sunbathing faces were precious, but we have chosen a winner. Congrats to Instagram user @downbydfault for earning his dog the title of Woof of the Week. Check out the winning pic and browse some of our other favorites, including runner-up @smerbles.

Did you dog not earn the Hot Dog crown? Well never fear, the next theme is here:

BEST FRIENDS

So what are you waiting for?  Get snapping!  And don’t forget to tune in this Saturday at 9 PM et/pt for all new episodes of Dog Whisperer on Nat Geo WILD.  From London to the Jersey shore, Cesar travels far and wide this season to help problem pups, including those of Kelsey Grammer, Jillian Michaels and Hugh Hefner. Check out previews, past episodes and more at www.natgeowild.com/dogwhisperer.

See you (and your pups!) on Instagram.