dog swimming in water

Ways your dog can enjoy the water, safely.

As summer and warm weather arrives, your pup may be feeling the need to cool down with a nice dip in the lake, the pool, or even the ocean. 

Naturally we may think that canines are amazing swimmers, but that isn’t necessarily the case. 

Tip #1: Take them to a shallow part to test out their swimming abilities wherever you plan on allowing them to swim. It’s better to play it safe and have your pup enjoy themselves and frolic in a very shallow pool of water rather than a deeper area. 

Tip #2: Get in the water with them. It makes your pup feel safe and calm that you’re in the water too. It also allows them to see how YOU get in and out of the pool, lake, or ocean. 

Tip #3: If swimming at the beach, keep your pup away from any fish that may have landed on shore. They may be tempted to have a free lunch but the fish can make them very ill, so we don’t recommend it. 

Tip #4: If swimming at the lake, get your pup a life jacket and keep your pup away from any blue/green algae. It can make them sick. 

Let us know if you’ll try these tips with your pup when it comes to cooling off during the summertime. 

We’d love to know.

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